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Texas School Finance Judge Won’t Be Removed

A visiting judge ruled Monday that a colleague can keep presiding over the long-running Texas school finance trial, blocking state attempts to oust him because of perceived bias.

06/24/2014

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Texas Seeking Recusal Of School Finance Case Judge

Attorney General Greg Abbott asked Monday for the district judge overseeing Texas’ sweeping school finance trial to recuse himself because of perceived bias in emails he exchanged with attorneys for school districts suing the state.

06/02/2014

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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

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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

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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

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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