North Texas Public Schools Highlighting Successes To Hold On To StudentsAcross North Texas, public schools are staging exhibits and showcases to lure back students who now have tuition free options outside of their local schools.
Final Vote Rejects Disputed Mexican-American Studies BookThe Texas Board of Education has taken a final vote and has unanimously decided to reject a Mexican-American studies textbook that experts say is full of errors, leaves out facts, and promotes offensive stereotypes.
Texas School Board Rejects Criticized Mexican-American BookThe Texas Board of Education has unanimously rejected a Mexican-American studies textbook that experts say is rife with factual errors and anti-Hispanic bias.
Texas Board Issues 2nd Call For Ethnic Studies TextbooksThe Texas Board of Education has issued a second call for ethnic studies textbooks for possible statewide use after a similar 2014 request produced just one, heavily criticized book.
Parents Call For Decision On Transgender Bathroom DebateParents in Dallas/Fort Worth are asking for a resolution to be made concerning the transgender bathroom debate in public schools.
Mexican-American Textbook In Texas Slammed As RacistA textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under scrutiny by scholars, some of whom decry the effort as racist and not a reflection of serious academic study.
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.