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.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is putting new emphasis on education in his campaign to replace Gov. Rick Perry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An unusual eighth month of the Texas Legislature is starting with weary lawmakers still searching for compromise on new transportation funding.