Texas Fires Special Education Director Over Past AllegationsLaurie Kash had been accused in a lawsuit of trying to hush up the sexual abuse of a student at a small Oregon school district where she'd worked previously.
Governor Abbott Signs Educator Misconduct Reform BillSB 7 won unanimous approval from the Texas Legislature with all 30 Senators co-authoring the bill by Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston).
Botulism Concerns Has Company Recalling Deer-Antler TeaA California company is recalling tea made from deer antler after two people who drank it got sick. health officials say the tea may be contaminated with botulism.
Changes Made After STAAR Test Problems Last YearStudents across North Texas are taking the STAAR test on Tuesday. It has been one year since problems plagued the standardized test, and nearly $20 million worth of changes were made.
TEA Eliminates Enrollment 'Cap' On Special EducationThe Texas Education Agency has eliminated what advocates say amounted to a cap placed on special education enrollment.
I-Team: Feds Visit Tarrant County Schools As Part Of Special Ed ProbeHommel Elementary School and Baxter Junior High School in Everman are two of 24 Texas schools federal officials will visit this week.
I-Team: Feds To Question Everman ISD About Special EdAs part of its probe into whether student with disabilities in Texas are receiving the special education services they need, the U.S. Department of Education will visit a dozen Texas school districts in the coming months.
I-Team: Demand Letter Sent To TEA To Eliminate Special Education CapThe state’s largest coalition of disability rights advocates sent the Texas Education Agency (TEA) a demand letter Monday asking state officials to honor their commitment to eliminate a cap on special education enrollment.
Texas Superintendents Oppose New Grading SystemAbout 60 superintendents met to discuss the state's new grading system for school districts.
Dallas & Fort Worth ISDs Get 'D's From TEA Preliminary ReportThe Texas Education Agency released the grades they have given to each Texas public school and their respective school districts in what the agency is calling a "work in progress" report.
Critics Pan TEA's Preliminary School RatingsPublic schools across Texas have gotten preliminary grades under an academic accountability system that is still being overhauled. But education groups have spoken out against the ratings.
Feds Listen To Claims Of Children Denied Special Education ServicesParents with special needs students gave federal officials an earful Monday night as the U.S. Department of Education investigates claims that students are being denied special education services in Texas.

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