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A teacher joins a protest against possible cuts in funding for public schools. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State To Present School Finance Evidence

The state is set to begin presenting evidence in the second phase of a sweeping school finance trial. Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office plans to call just three witnesses.

02/05/2014

A math teacher uses a white board to explain a sum to students. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Texas Gives Final OK To Dumping Algebra II

The Texas Board of Education has approved a new high school curriculum that drops Algebra II as a graduation requirement for most high school students.

01/31/2014

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Education Board Nears Grad Requirement Vote

The Texas State Board of Education will hold a last round of discussions on Wednesday before finalizing the state’s new high school graduation requirements on Friday.

01/29/2014

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Texas School Finance Case Heads Back To Court

It has been nearly a year since Judge John Dietz ruled that Texas is underfunding public education and distributing its resources in ways that do not treat all school districts equally.

01/20/2014

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Dewhurst To Announce Education Agenda

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is set to announce the education agenda that he wants Texas senators to pursue in 2014.

01/09/2014

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Abbott Shifts Gubernatorial Run To Education

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is putting new emphasis on education in his campaign to replace Gov. Rick Perry.

12/03/2013

Textbooks sit on the shelf. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Education Board To Vote On New Textbooks

The Board of Education is casting critical votes Thursday on new science textbooks for use statewide, and on whether Algebra II should be a required high school course.

11/21/2013

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Voting Map Opponents Want To Be Reimbursed

Minority rights groups that sued over voting maps passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011 now want the state to pay back the roughly $6 million spent fighting in court.

09/16/2013

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Pay Your Toll Bills Or Face The Consequences

The clock is ticking for some toll road violators to finally make amends with the North Texas Tollway Authority. It is time to pay up or face the consequences.

09/13/2013

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Gun-Friendly Texas Getting Even Friendlier

Already a gun-friendly state, Texas is taking steps to be even cozier for concealed handgun license holders, through a slate of gun-related laws taking effect on Sunday.

08/30/2013

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Weary State Lawmakers Tackle Road Funding Again

An unusual eighth month of the Texas Legislature is starting with weary lawmakers still searching for compromise on new transportation funding.

08/01/2013

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Texas Lawmakers Voting On New Road Funding

The clock is ticking and Texas lawmakers are facing a deadline of midnight Tuesday night to approve new highway funding or face a third special session.

07/30/2013

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