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.
Texas Senators from both parties say the state may have gone too far in imposing a zero tolerance policy for bad behavior in schools.
A high school principal removed from duty over his involvement in a West Texas district’s standardized test cheating scandal has resigned.
A school finance expert says Texas needs to spend at least an additional $8 billion annually to ensure its students meet tough new academic standards.
The Texas Senate Education and Criminal Justice committees are meeting jointly to discuss how schools treat troublesome students.
A survey of 11 public school districts who teach a quarter of Texas children found that officials spend $227 million a year on disciplinary programs and school security.
In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
Top education leaders in the Texas Senate are examining ways to extend school days and school years to improve classroom learning.
A record number of Texas school districts now have to give up money to the state. According to the Texas Education Agency, an additional 23 state school districts are now considered property wealthy.
Although more than half the states are now exempt from the toughest requirements of the federal “No Child Left Behind” education law, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said his goal remains to help Congress fix the law, not to sidestep the stalled overhaul effort.
Early Monday morning Mike Miles told CBS 11 News he’s excited to get to work at the Dallas ISD. The school districts new superintendent arrived at DISD headquarters around 6 a.m. for his first “official” day of work.