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Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Bill Decriminalizing School TruancyThe failure to attend school -- otherwise known as truancy -- will no longer be a criminal offense, thanks to Gov. Greg Abbott. Only two states in the U.S. — Texas and Wyoming — send truants to adult criminal court.
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Dallas School Best In The CountryDespite the continuing turmoil in the Dallas Independent School District, a public high school there has been named best in the country -- for the fourth year in a row! The magnet School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center ranked No. 1.
Group Ranks 1,700 North Texas Public SchoolsNon-profit group, "Children At Risk" ranks North Texas high, middle and elementary schools in nine counties. Find your child's school here.
Texas Senate Advances School Vouchers; House Still OpposedThe Texas Senate has advanced a school voucher plan using taxpayer funds to help parents send their children to private and religious schools instead of public ones.
Texas Conservatives Back Teacher Evaluations, School Grading PlansTop conservatives clamoring for 'school choice' voucher plans in the Texas Legislature are offering other priorities that are less hot-button but still may spark bitter floor fights.
Texas H.S. Tests Show Some Improvements Texas high school students showed improvements on end-of-course standardized tests in biology and algebra, and posted strong passing rates on a history exam administered statewide for the first time but lagged in English.
DISD Board To Hear Arguments For & Against Home RuleOn May 22, for the first time, the Dallas Independent School District will hear arguments for and against a home rule charter. The pros and cons will come from the two main groups who've formed on both sides of the issue.
Number Of Failing Texas Schools Nearly Doubles Texas education authorities said the number of schools falling short of minimum standards and placed on the Public Education Grant list doubled from 2012 because of newer, higher standards.
Texas Touts Law Protecting Christmas In SchoolsJust in time for the holidays, a Texas lawmaker is making extra sure everyone remembers wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is now protected by law in public schools around the state.
DISD Superintendent Gives 1-On-1 Interview To CBS 11Dallas Schools Superintendent Mike Miles did not lose his job Monday night. On Tuesday Miles acknowledged a chasm between he and some trustees who believe he is no longer suitable for the job.
New Schools & New Plans For DISD First Day Of School With the exception of just a few districts across North Texas, the school bells are ringing again. In the Dallas Independent School District one might give an “E” for effort.
Lovejoy ISD Banking On Transfer Students Paying TuitionThe Lovejoy ISD Board of Trustees decided to go the "innovative strategy" route, which will be to open the district up for transfer students in exchange for a fee.
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