House OKs Major School Finance Fix; Senate's Plans UncertainThe Texas House late Wednesday night approved a sweeping, bipartisan school finance plan that pumps an extra $1.6 billion into classrooms and begins overhauling the troubled way the state pays for public education.
Absences, Fitness, Atmosphere Are New Ways To Track SchoolsStates are beginning to outline new ways to evaluate their schools, mixing traditional measures like test scores with things like physical fitness and whether children feel safe in school.
Critics Pan TEA's Preliminary School RatingsPublic schools across Texas have gotten preliminary grades under an academic accountability system that is still being overhauled. But education groups have spoken out against the ratings.
Governor Unapologetic For Saying Alabama's Schools 'Suck'The governor's statement was captured on video as he spoke to the Alabama Association of Regional Councils this week.
Obama Appeals Block On School Transgender RulesThe Obama administration is pushing back against the efforts to block transgender bathroom rights in public schools. This back-and-forth battle has been flush with controversy.
Food, Fun And Education At The State Fair Of TexasBy the thousands, kids led moms and dads, and in some cases grandparents by the hand to see all things that come with the state fair.
Frisco ISD Voters Reject Property Tax IncreaseVoters in Frisco ISD rejected a proposed $0.13 property tax increase Saturday. The tax hike would have gone to hiring more teachers/staff and to decrease class sizes.
Reports Shows Drop In Overall Crime At U.S. SchoolsThe latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools, with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.
All Los Angeles Schools Closed Over Electronic ThreatAn "electronic threat" against several Los Angeles Unified School District has prompted the closure of all of the district's campuses Tuesday.
Frisco ISD Board Unanimously Approves Attendance Zone ChangesIt's official, some students in the Frisco Independent School District now know they will be attending new schools next year. Monday night, Frisco ISD trustees finalized new attendance boundaries.
James Patterson Announces Gifts To Booksellers, LibrariesA Texas bookstore is a part of James Patterson's $2 million holiday gift program, with grants and bonuses to schools and libraries and independent bookstores.
Mandatory Recess A Topic At Today's DISD School Board BriefingA Dallas School Board member wants to make recess a requirement in the district's elementary schools. During a school board briefing today Dan Micciche says he will propose that recess be held daily for children pre-K through 5th grade.