Public Schools Grappling With Confederate Names, ImagesWith a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color.
Parents Often Kept In Dark About Schools' Vaccine RatesThe number of Texas families deciding not to vaccinate their school-age children has quadrupled in the past decade, according to state health records.
Texas Senate Revives School Vouchers Amid House OppositionA Texas Senate committee is discussing a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers allowing some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives.
Dallas ISD Pushes Back Against Charter SchoolsThirteen percent of DISD's expected enrollment attends area public charter schools.
Bill Could Turn Back Page, Return Power To Texas Board Of EdThe Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of clearing the Legislature.
Texas Revives Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' For Public SchoolsA transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only apply to public schools.
Texas House Revives Previously Stalled 'Lunch Shaming' BanThe Texas House has revived a much-watched bill to keep schools from stigmatizing children while trying to collect parents' lunch debts.
Senate Budget Bill Keeps Status Quo On Texas School FundingA $106.3 billion spending bill that gives Texas public schools roughly the same amount of money as classrooms receive now is headed to the Senate.
Trump Administration Reverses Obama Policies On Transgender BathroomsA letter sent to schools nationwide Wednesday by the Justice and Education departments says the earlier Obama directive caused confusion and “significant litigation” over how it should be applied.
US Withdraws Stay Request In Transgender Bathroom CasePresident Donald Trump's administration is stepping back from a request made by the Obama administration in an ongoing lawsuit over bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools.
North Texas Public Schools Highlighting Successes To Hold On To StudentsAcross North Texas, public schools are staging exhibits and showcases to lure back students who now have tuition free options outside of their local schools.
Final Vote Rejects Disputed Mexican-American Studies BookThe Texas Board of Education has taken a final vote and has unanimously decided to reject a Mexican-American studies textbook that experts say is full of errors, leaves out facts, and promotes offensive stereotypes.