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School Districts

Photo of the lights on a school bus. (credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Nearly Half Of Plano ISD’s Bus Fleet Older Than 2007

There’s nothing new about dozens of school buses in one district. In fact, the I-Team discovered some of the fleet is old enough to have hauled some parents when they were in school!

CBS 11–08/25/2014

A school bus with children on-board after  a major winter storm. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

North Texas Districts Defend Decision To Close Schools

Although freeways and major thoroughfares remained for the most part free of ice, a handful of North Texas school districts cancelled classes Friday — citing icy conditions on side streets, sidewalks and parking lots.

CBS 11–02/07/2014

A student writes during a school lesson on September 4, 2003. (credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Expert: More Money Didn’t Close Texas School Funding Gap

An expert has told Texas’ school finance trial that a $3-plus billion boast in state funding hasn’t closed the nearly $1,300 gap in per-student funding between school districts in rich and poor areas.

01/27/2014

School preps 4

North Texas ISD’s Decide To Open Or Not To Open

It’s a decision that isn’t taken lightly in any school district. Regardless if the answer is yay or nay, many people end up criticizing the decision to either close or open schools after a winter storm.

CBSDFW.COM–12/09/2013

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New Ratings Coming From Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency will roll out a new accountability system for districts and schools this year that may not bring many immediate surprises but will change how many schools are rated in the long run.

08/07/2013

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DISD Wants State School Districts To Avoid Hiring Quitting Teachers

The Dallas Independent School District has sent a letter to more than 150 other districts in Texas, asking them to avoid hiring DISD teachers who did not resign in a timely fashion according to state regulations.

CBSDFW.COM–07/30/2013

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Texas AG: State Benefits For Same-Sex Partners Are Illegal

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued a general opinion on whether local municipalities and school districts can grant benefits to the domestic partners of employees — Abbott said if they do they’re breaking Texas law.

CBSDFW.COM–04/30/2013

A fourth-grade student looks at books in an elementary school. (credit: Getty Images/Sean Gallup)

Panel To Review Criticized Texas Curriculum System

A special State Board of Education panel is reviewing a curriculum system used by hundreds of Texas school districts — but which some conservatives claim promotes anti-American values.

03/11/2013

Students interact with their teacher during class. (credit: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas AG: Nearly 80 School Districts Without Complete Safety Plan

The Texas School Safety Center is reporting 78 Texas school districts either have failed to submit safety audits as required by law or don’t meet full compliance.

12/17/2012

A crossing guard helps parents and children through an intersection. (credit: Monika Graff/Getty Images)

North Texas School Security Being Evaluated

North Texas parents and students may see more police officers near school campuses following last Friday’s mass shooting inside an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

CBS 11–12/17/2012

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Expert Says Texas Standardized Test Isn’t Too Hard

A state expert denied Monday that Texas made its latest standardized test too difficult, saying such exams have always gotten harder but that students still tend to improve their scores over time.

12/10/2012

Education

Wealthy North Texas Districts Sue Over School Finance

A coalition of about 120 property wealthy Texas school districts filed a lawsuit against the state Friday, alleging that its system of paying for public education is inadequate and unconstitutional.

12/09/2011

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