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Education Emerging As Issue In Abbott-Davis Race

Classrooms in Texas are dramatically changing in 2014. So might education politics in the governor’s race. Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis continued trading barbs over public schools, despite neither yet unveiling an education platform.

12/11/2013

Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Fort Worth ISD Board Approves Proposition For Improvements

Fort Worth’s school board decided to put nearly half a billion dollars worth of projects on a ballot in November. Voters will have several choices to make — not only about how much they’ll spend but what they’ll spend it on.

CBS 11–08/23/2013

Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth. (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Judge: Texas School Finance Is Unconstitutional

A district court judge has ruled that the tax system Texas uses to finance public schools is unconstitutional.

02/04/2013

The Hippodrome Casino Opens After Extensive Renovation

Texas Gambling Supporters Ready Despite Long Odds

Supporters of casinos and expanded gambling in Texas say they’re more united before the upcoming legislative session, but their proposals will still face long odds.

12/26/2012

A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Budget Board Sets $77.9 Billion Limit On State

The Texas Legislative Budget Board has set a $77.9 billion cap on state spending in the 2014-15 budget year, a 10 percent increase.

11/15/2012

Education

Expert: Schools Need $8B In Extra Funding Per Year

A school finance expert says Texas needs to spend at least an additional $8 billion annually to ensure its students meet tough new academic standards.

10/30/2012

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

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

State Funding For Public Education Is “Hopelessly Broken”

Attorneys for hundreds of Texas school districts are telling a judge that state funding for public education is “hopelessly broken.”

10/22/2012

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

More State Schools Giving $ To “Robin Hood” Finance System

A record number of Texas school districts now have to give up money to the state. According to the Texas Education Agency, an additional 23 state school districts are now considered property wealthy.

CBSDFW.COM–09/12/2012

A teacher takes questions from his class. (credit: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)

Board Member Supports Year-Round School Schedule

If one Dallas Independent School District (DISD) board member has his way students will move to a year-round school schedule. The idea comes from new DISD board member Mike Morath.

01/10/2012

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

ISDs Lining Up To Sue Over Education Funding

More Texas school districts are lining up to fight the state in court over the way public education is being paid for. Dealing with some $4 billion in cuts from public schools, nearly 150 school districts have signed up to sue the state.

10/10/2011

People stand in line at a polling place. (credit: Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)

Allen ISD Asking For Tax Increase

Allen homeowners already pay higher school district taxes than people in several neighboring cities. But the district says without it, more layoffs are possible.

09/22/2011

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