An ambitious Texas House plan overhauling the troubled way that the state pays for its public schools collapsed on Thursday as a key deadline to pass bills looms.
The Principal of W.T. White High School has a little bounce in her step as she happily informed students about a large slate of improvements that will now take place on campus.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry says Texas adequately funded public schools on his watch and still believes in offering in-state tuition rates to students who are living in the country without legal permission.
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.”