Senate School Voucher Bill Hits CommitteeTexas lawmakers have begun grappling with a hot-button school voucher plan that would offer families public money for sending their children to private and religious schools.
Plan Rating Schools With Letter Grades Headed To Full SenateA plan to rate public schools statewide by letter grades A through F is headed to the full Senate. The Senate Education Committee approved the much-watched bill Tuesday.
Dewhurst To Announce Education AgendaLt. Gov. David Dewhurst is set to announce the education agenda that he wants Texas senators to pursue in 2014.
FreedomWorks Sponsors Texas School Choice Rally The national conservative group FreedomWorks is sponsoring a school choice rally at the state Capitol.
Williams To Address State Senate Education PanelTexas Education Commissioner Michael Williams is set to speak as the state Senate Education Committee discusses several bills affecting classrooms.
Texas Lawmaker Seeks Charter School ReformThe new head of the Texas Senate's education committee said it's too difficult for the state to close down poorly performing charter schools, but more charter schools should be allowed to open.
School Discipline Policies Too Harsh, Senators SayTexas Senators from both parties say the state may have gone too far in imposing a zero tolerance policy for bad behavior in schools.
Texas Senators Examine Charter SchoolsTop education leaders examining charter schools in the Texas Senate are considering tuition vouchers again to allow families more school choice.