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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2011-2012 school year is about a week away. But how prepared are schools and teachers, when it comes to providing an adequate education for your children?