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School Land Board Releases $300M For Texas Schools

The Texas School Land Board has voted 2-1 to release $300 million from the Available School Fund to the state’s public schools.

01/08/2013

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Frisco Population Growth Due In Part To School System

Families from across the state and nation are moving to the city of Frisco. While they all have their various reasons for packing up and heading out, many go to the city for one main reason: the schools.

CBS 11–12/12/2012

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Straus Promises $2B In Extra Public-School Funding

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.

12/08/2012

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State Witness Says Texas Schools ‘Above Average’

An education expert says Texas is “above average” compared to other states in public-school student performance.

12/06/2012

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Plaintiffs Wrap Up Case In School Finance Trial

The more than 600 Texas school districts suing the state over funding are wrapping up their case.

12/05/2012

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Quality Of Texas Teachers Dropping With Low Pay

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.

12/04/2012

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Expert: Texas Student SAT, ACT Scores Largely Flat

An expert has suggested that tougher Texas standardized tests have not translated to statewide student improvement on the SAT and ACT.

11/28/2012

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Hearing Cancelled On Texas Student Tracking IDs

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.

11/28/2012

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Ed Secretary Takes Firsthand Look At DISD Reform

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.

CBSDFW.COM–11/27/2012

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Texas Schools’ Tracking Devices Cause Controversy

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.

11/26/2012

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Texas Judge Rules On Errors In School Finance Evidence

The state judge hearing arguments in the Texas school finance trial denied a motion to allow districts to resubmit evidence after errors were uncovered.

11/19/2012

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Williams: Minority-Student Achievement Gap Too Big

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.

11/19/2012

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