Public Schools

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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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Ed Com Wants Schools Rated On Minority 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.

11/15/2012

Texas State Capitol

Lawmakers Begin Filing Bills For 2013 Session

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.

11/13/2012

Two 17-year-old student victims discuss being robbed at gunpoint by a suspect who drove into their car. (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

School Discipline Policies Too Harsh, Senators Say

Texas Senators from both parties say the state may have gone too far in imposing a zero tolerance policy for bad behavior in schools.

10/31/2012

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Principal In Texas Test Scandal Leaves District

A high school principal removed from duty over his involvement in a West Texas district’s standardized test cheating scandal has resigned.

10/30/2012

Education

Expert: Schools Need $8B In Extra Funding Per Year

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.

10/30/2012

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