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Corporal Punishment Continues In Many Texas Schools

An emotional debate is underway about how far is too far when it comes to disciplining children. Hitting kids at home can escalate to criminal act. But what about hitting kids at school? You may be surprised to learn that several North Texas school districts still allow corporal punishment.

CBSDFW.COM–09/15/2014

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School Cell Phone Tower Proposal Shot Down By Parents

Parents at one DISD school squashed a plan to put a cell phone tower on top of the building. It’s not a novel idea for the district; DISD has 17 active contracts for service providers to install equipment on property.

CBS 11–09/08/2014

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Extra Public School Funding May Come From Taxpayers

It’s up to the state legislature to determine where the extra money for education will come from.

08/28/2014

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Judge Declares Public School Financing System Unconstitutional

It’s the ruling heard across the state that will affect millions of school children.

08/28/2014

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Complaint Sparks Midlothian ISD Religious Plaque Debate

Bring it on. That was the message Thursday from the Midlothian ISD superintendent. His comments came after a complaint was lodged about plaques with religious references at two schools.

CBS 11–08/28/2014

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Online School Diploma Worth The Money?

As with any low-quality school program students may enroll in, online schools may saddle people with debt for something that won’t help in the long run.

08/21/2014

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Frisco ISD Easily Passes $775M Bond

By a better than three to one margin, voters in the Frisco ISD passed a $775-million school bond.

05/11/2014

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Mayor Says DISD Is Putting City At A Disadvantage

It’s a battle of words. Mayor Mike Rawlings says the DISD is putting his city at a disadvantage. As an example Rawlings points to companies like Toyota. This week, the automaker announced it is moving its U.S. headquarters to Plano.

CBSDFW.COM–04/30/2014

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Severe Weather Information For North Texas School Districts

CBS 11 News contacted several North Texas school districts. We asked them about their severe weather plans — check out the information they provided.

CBS 11–04/25/2014

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Abbott: Armed School Employees OK Under Texas Law

Attorney General Greg Abbott says Texas school districts that authorize employees to carry handguns aren’t violating state law.

04/18/2014

Empty school desks sit on a lawn. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Texas Public School Enrollment Topped 5 Million In 2012

Texas says its public school enrollment surged by nearly 20 percent in a decade, enough to officially top 5 million as of the 2012-2013 academic year.

04/01/2014

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Frisco Parents Upset Bus Service Cut Off For Some Students

Parents in Frisco are upset that the school district is no longer offering bus service to a recently rezoned neighborhood.

02/12/2014

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