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Public Schools

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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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Texas Senate Panels Examine School Discipline

The Texas Senate Education and Criminal Justice committees are meeting jointly to discuss how schools treat troublesome students.

10/30/2012

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11 School Districts Spend $140M On Discipline

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.

10/29/2012

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Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

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.

09/26/2012

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Texas Senators Examine Longer School Day, Year

Top education leaders in the Texas Senate are examining ways to extend school days and school years to improve classroom learning.

09/13/2012

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More State Schools Giving $ To “Robin Hood” Finance System

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.

CBSDFW.COM–09/12/2012

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