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

State Textbook Review Rule Change Approved

The Texas Board of Education approved tighter rules dictating who can serve on panels that review textbooks, a move that could soften ideological fights over what students learn.

01/31/2014

David Dewhurst

Dewhurst Talks Teacher Pay In GOP Debate

As a judge begins considering whether Texas is adequately funding public schools, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said that the state’s teachers are bringing home a decent paycheck.

01/21/2014

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

Texas First-Year Teacher Numbers Drop Sharply

The number of new teachers in Texas has dropped sharply during the last four years, though education observers identify several different reasons for the change.

12/16/2013

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North Texas ISD’s Decide To Open Or Not To Open

It’s a decision that isn’t taken lightly in any school district. Regardless if the answer is yay or nay, many people end up criticizing the decision to either close or open schools after a winter storm.

CBSDFW.COM–12/09/2013

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Texans With Character: Donna Gerard

Anyone who thinks that Latin is a dead language obviously has not met Donna Gerard. The North Texas teacher won an award for her devotion to the classics.

11/22/2013

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Problem Texas Teachers Moving From District To District

If you were busted for taking a weapon to work or got in trouble for sexually harassing someone on the job, chances are you’d be fired. But for school district employees, the people that teach our children, there are different standards.

CBS 11–11/20/2013

JFK 50

FWISD Debuts Documentary To Remember JFK Assassination

Fort Worth ISD is remembering the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with a short documentary.

CBS 11–11/15/2013

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DISD Superintendent Miles Expected To Keep His Job

The DISD school board is expected to keep Miles in the district’s top job following an investigation that found he violated district policy.

09/16/2013

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Family Hopeful As Son Recovers From Brain Injury Following Accident On Lake

Two Tarrant County educators are facing a touch test in the coming weeks. Their son is recovering from a traumatic brain injury that happened during a boating accident.

09/10/2013

New Dallas schools Superintendent Mike Miles. (credit: DISD)

DISD Superintendent Miles Says He’s Not Stepping Down

Dallas Independent School Superintendent Mike Miles says he plans to remain in his job, despite calls for him to resign.

CBS 11–09/10/2013

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DISD Superintendent Takes Center Stage At Teacher Convocation

Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles led a few thousand teachers Tuesday in the traditional beginning of the school year “convocation”. While in the spotlight, Miles also answered a question about his professional future.

CBSDFW.COM–08/20/2013

Frisco ISD new teachers at a welcome to the district event.  The district has hired 425 new teachers for the 2013-2014 school year.  (credit: CBS 11 News)

Fast-Growing Frisco ISD Prepares For Thousands Of New Students

As one of the fastest growing districts in the nation, hundreds of new teachers – and thousands of new students – are expected in Frisco for the 2013-2014 school year.

CBS 11–08/05/2013

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