Texas students overall just aren’t “getting it” in the classroom, according to a new study that challenges the state’s policy on student achievement.
The state’s shifting demographics will be the focus as attorneys representing about 600 school districts call their first witness in a trial over how Texas funds public education.
Advocates for social services are calling on Texas lawmakers to reverse budget cuts made during the last legislative session as the state shows signs of an early recovery from the recession.
Not only is today the last days of class for students at nine schools in the Dallas Independent School District, but it’s also the last day the campuses will exist. DISD is shutting the doors of the schools for good.
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.
School officials in Fort Worth say they are still about 300 teachers short of their goal for resignations or retirements. The school district is hoping for more voluntary exits to help trim next year’s budget.
While the state legislature hasn’t been in session for months, North Texas is starting to see some of the side effects from massive education budget cuts.
The Keller ISD school board approved a plan Monday night to charge students to ride the bus.
Children across the state will be starting the school year without some new textbooks, an issue upsetting a number of school officials.
Some school districts met the idea of putting ads on local school buses with opposition. Now, as a number of North Texas districts fight budget shortfalls, schools are getting on board with the idea.
A lot of North Texas school districts fighting budget shortfalls are enthusiastically getting on board with a plan to sell ads on the side of buses.
Republican House members on Thursday were pushing legislation they say will give relief to Texas schools buckling under a strapped state budget over protests from the very people they say the bill will protect.
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