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Dakota Ary and his mother Holly Pope.

Student’s Homosexuality Comment Leads To Suspension

A Fort Worth high school student says he was suspended from school for expressing his Christian beliefs in class. His teacher, however, saw it differently, labeling the student’s comments about homosexuality as bullying.



Young Reader Horror Book Spooking Keller Parents

A book about mystery solving teens is spooking some Keller Middle School parents, and it has nothing to do with meddling kids.


Young people in hooded tops gather on a street. (credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Local School Districts Paying Cash For Truancy Tips

A program to stop truancy in two North Texas school districts could be a moneymaker for some. Both Arlington and Mansfield are participating in the “You Earn, They Learn. Stop Truancy.” program.


School lockers at a high school in Houston, Texas. (credit: AP)

Study: Zero Tolerance Discipline Leading To Higher Dropout Rate

More than half of junior high and high school students in Texas will be suspended or expelled before they graduate. A new study ties that high discipline rate to lower graduation rates, and higher crime rates.


Hundreds of school buses wait in a parking lot. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller ISD Parents Consider Shuttle Services Instead Of School Buses

Third-party transportation services are reporting an increase in demand just one day after Keller ISD became the first school district in the state to charge parents a flat rate for their children to ride the bus to school.


Students relax on the lawns of a university campus. (credit: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images)

State University Report Blasts Higher Ed ‘Solutions’

Urging against treating Texas college students like customers “shopping on iTunes or visiting Banana Republic,” a top UT administrator blasted proposed higher education reforms broadly endorsed by Gov. Rick Perry but opposed by faculty statewide.


Keller High School

Keller Tax Battle Heading To A Vote

A tax battle is brewing in the Keller ISD, pitting education supporters against residents who feel they have no tax dollars left to give.


A job-seeker (top) hands his resume to an employment agency representative. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Students Working Hard To Get Summer Jobs

New U.S. Department of Labor statistics show the unemployment rate for people ages 16-19 is rising for the first month of the summer. That’s why hundreds of high school students and recent graduates lined up at the Will Rogers Center in the early afternoon heat. They’ve learned jobs are hard to come by.


A student writes during a school lesson on September 4, 2003. (credit: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Homework Back On The Table For Irving Students

One North Texas school district is going to start taking grades when kids do their homework. Normally that wouldn’t be a news story, but after a yearlong experiment, Irving ISD is changing course on homework.


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Sixth-Grader Poisoned Teacher, Police Say

A 12-year-old Joshua boy is in a juvenile detention facility after allegedly poisoning one of his teachers.



Teacher In Hot Water For Relationship With Student

A former teacher is out of jail and out of a job as she faces charges of sexual assault of a child.



Tiny School Wins Big Money By Using Facebook

Lucas Christian Academy took on a big challenge this summer and entered a contest sponsored by Kohl’s. The objective: to get the most votes on Facebook. The top 20 schools in the country would each receive $500,000.

CBS 11–11/06/2010