Texas House Speaker Joe Straus says lawmakers will fund public schools this session enough to keep up with booming enrollment growth _ a $2 billion proposition.
An education expert says Texas is “above average” compared to other states in public-school student performance.
The more than 600 Texas school districts suing the state over funding are wrapping up their case.
An expert economist has testified in the public school finance trial that Texas teacher quality in the state is dropping, largely because of low pay in a competitive market.
An expert has suggested that tougher Texas standardized tests have not translated to statewide student improvement on the SAT and ACT.
Locator chips embedded in student IDs by a Texas school district has set off a debate over privacy and religion after one student refused to participate.
The Dallas Independent School District set out to put its best foot forward Tuesday in hopes of winning millions of dollars. The DISD is a finalist in the “Race to the Top” completion.
A San Antonio school district’s website has been hacked to protest its policy requiring students to wear microchip-embedded cards tracking their every move.
The state judge hearing arguments in the Texas school finance trial denied a motion to allow districts to resubmit evidence after errors were uncovered.
Education Commissioner Michael Williams says Texas’ system for rating schools should rely in part on how well districts close achievement gaps between minority and white students.
Texas’ new education commissioner says that a revised system for rating schools should look at how well they close the achievement gap for minority students.
Texas lawmakers have begun filing their bills ahead of the 2013 legislative session. Many of them familiar reruns, while others set the tone for politics next year.