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.
Allen homeowners already pay higher school district taxes than people in several neighboring cities. But the district says without it, more layoffs are possible.
Children across the state will be starting the school year without some new textbooks, an issue upsetting a number of school officials.
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.
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