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Empty school desks sit on a lawn. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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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More States Freed From No Child Left Behind Law

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.

07/09/2012

DISD Superintendent candidate Mike Miles. (credit: Facebook)

1st Official Day For New DISD Leader Mike Miles

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.

07/02/2012

DISD Superintendent candidate Mike Miles. (credit: Facebook)

New DISD Superintendent Details Restructuring Plan

New DISD Superintendent Mike Miles’ outline for restructuring the school system has central goals, he said today. Miles released his official plan of action, known as Destination 2020 to school board trustees last week.

05/22/2012

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Lawmakers Look At School Discipline Programs

This week lawmakers will examine one of the most expensive and controversial questions facing school districts: what to do with undisciplined kids.

04/29/2012

Students read books in an elementary school. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

ISDs Lining Up To Sue Over Education Funding

More Texas school districts are lining up to fight the state in court over the way public education is being paid for. Dealing with some $4 billion in cuts from public schools, nearly 150 school districts have signed up to sue the state.

10/10/2011

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DISD Superintendent Town Hall Meeting Tonight

One Dallas Independent School District (DISD) trustee thinks parents can be a vital resource in the search for a new superintendent. To find out the expectations of parents Dr. Edwin Flores is holding a town meeting.

09/19/2011

Barbara Cargill, State Board of Education. (credit: Caleb Bryant Miller/The Texas Tribune)

New State Board Of Education Chair Off To Rocky Start

The Texas State Board of Education is meeting this week for the first time under its conservative new chairwoman appointed by Governor Rick Perry.

07/20/2011

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