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Plaintiffs Rest In Phase 2 Of Texas School Finance Trial

The 600-plus school districts suing Texas over how it funds public education wrapped up their case, as the sweeping trial’s second phase winds down.

02/04/2014

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

Ruling Expected Monday In School Finance Case

A ruling is imminent after months of testimony in Texas’ sweeping school finance trial. The trial began Oct. 22 and involves lawsuits filed on behalf of about two-thirds of public school districts statewide.

02/04/2013

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

Plaintiffs Wrap Up Case In School Finance Trial

The more than 600 Texas school districts suing the state over funding are wrapping up their case.

12/05/2012

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Texas Judge Rules On Errors In School Finance Evidence

The state judge hearing arguments in the Texas school finance trial denied a motion to allow districts to resubmit evidence after errors were uncovered.

11/19/2012

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

Study: Data Shows Texas Student Performance Lagging

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.

CBSDFW.COM–10/29/2012

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Keller ISD Approves Pay-To-Ride School Bus Program

The Keller ISD school board approved a plan Monday night to charge students to ride the bus.

07/18/2011

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Educators Worry Schools Won’t Recover From Cuts

Educators fear a new measure that will slash $4 billion in funding to Texas public schools over the next two years will permanently handicap them.

06/12/2011

Thousands gathered at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on March 12, 2011 to protest budget cuts to public schools. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

State’s School Finance Plan Set For Public Hearing

A GOP-backed measure that includes new distribution formulas for public schools is getting a set of hearings Thursday in the Texas Capitol.

06/02/2011