This week’s anniversary of the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is bringing lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider tougher oversight of chemical facilities.
The state Senate Education Committee will assess implementation of a new law overhauling high school curriculum and cutting the number of standardized tests students must pass.
Texas lawmakers in Austin are hearing from business leaders on the state of the Texas economy and the impact of credit card data theft on consumers and businesses.
Top members of the Texas House are mulling implementation of a new law that overhauled high school curriculum while easing standardized testing requirements.
Texas lawmakers are meeting on Tuesday morning to consider the rules and weigh possible changes that may be necessary for the state’s juvenile justice system.
The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee is checking in on women’s health programs as activists prepare to protest the exclusion of Planned Parenthood.
Texas added 52 public charter schools and 36,000 students this school year. Charter school enrollment has jumped 225 percent across the U.S. in the last decade.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is set to announce the education agenda that he wants Texas senators to pursue in 2014.