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Amid Outcry, Texas School Board Approves New History Books

Texas’ school board approved new history textbooks Friday for use across the nation’s second-largest state, but only after defeating six and seeing a top publisher withdraw a seventh

11/21/2014

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Texas Trying To Approve New Textbooks Again

A Texas panel is again attempting to approve new history and social studies textbooks for use in classrooms across America’s second largest state.

11/21/2014

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State Board Mulls New History Textbooks

The State Board of Education is set for a potentially fiery preliminary vote on more than 100 history and social studies textbooks up for approval for classroom use.

11/18/2014

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History Books Becoming Next Fight In Texas Schools

The next ideological fight over new textbooks for Texas classrooms intensified Wednesday with critics lambasting history lessons that they say exaggerate the influence of Moses in American democracy and negatively portray Muslims.

09/10/2014

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Home Rule Information Forum Tonight In Dallas

Another public information forum on Home Rule will be held in Dallas tonight. This one features a former state board of education member and a representative from the TEA.

06/25/2014

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Texas To Offer 2 New Algebra II Alternatives

Texas will develop two new math courses high school students can take in lieu of algebra II as it implements a major overhaul in academic curriculum.

01/30/2014

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Education Board Mulls Graduation & Textbooks

The State Board of Education is holding two potentially emotionally charged public hearings on high school graduation requirements and what science textbooks should be approved for classrooms across Texas.

09/17/2013

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Panel To Review Criticized Texas Curriculum System

A special State Board of Education panel is reviewing a curriculum system used by hundreds of Texas school districts — but which some conservatives claim promotes anti-American values.

03/11/2013

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Senate Committee OKs Board Of Education Chairwoman

Barbara Cargill’s nomination for a second term as chairwoman of the State Board of Education is headed to the full Texas Senate for consideration.

02/18/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Perry Praises Charter Schools & Voucher Plan

Addressing the State Board of Education on Friday, Gov. Rick Perry called for increasing the number of public charter schools in Texas and lauded a voucher plan.

02/01/2013

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New State Education Board Opens 3-Day Meeting

The State Board of Education convenes for its first meeting since November’s election reshaped its ranks.

01/30/2013

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Turner Wins Spot On State Education Board

Republican Laurie Turner has won a spot on the State Board of Education representing part of South Texas.

11/07/2012