Senate Education Committee
A 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.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is set to announce the education agenda that he wants Texas senators to pursue in 2014.
The national conservative group FreedomWorks is sponsoring a school choice rally at the state Capitol.
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams is set to speak as the state Senate Education Committee discusses several bills affecting classrooms.
The 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.
Texas Senators from both parties say the state may have gone too far in imposing a zero tolerance policy for bad behavior in schools.
Top education leaders examining charter schools in the Texas Senate are considering tuition vouchers again to allow families more school choice.