Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn’t convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. But how much more money it will take — and how those funds should be divvied up — isn’t likely to get sorted anytime soon.
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.
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.
A district court judge has ruled that the tax system Texas uses to finance public schools is unconstitutional.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attorneys for hundreds of Texas school districts are telling a judge that state funding for public education is “hopelessly broken.”
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.
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.
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.