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Mexican-American Textbook In Texas Slammed As RacistA textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under scrutiny by scholars, some of whom decry the effort as racist and not a reflection of serious academic study.
Parents Charged For Teen's TruancyThe Abernathys say they've tried punishment, counseling, even calling police.
Texas Education Agency Defends Updated Teacher EvaluationsThe Texas Education Agency has defended an updated appraisal system for teachers that some critics say is not fair to educators.
Texas School District Makes Switch To 4-Day School WeekThe weekend will start a day early for children in a Texas school district that's adopted a four-day week.
DISD's Morath Sworn In As Texas Education CommissionerFormer Dallas school board member Mike Morath has taken over as head of the Texas Education Agency.
Governor Abbott Appoints DISD's Morath As Texas Education CommissionerHe will oversee the Texas Education Agency and the state’s 1,200 school districts and charter schools.
Texas Politicians To Discuss Rise In Inappropriate Teacher, Student RelationshipsThe recent rise in the number of inappropriate student-teacher relationships in Texas has caught the eye of lawmakers.
Texas Agency: 4 Districts Violated Law On Disabled StudentsFour Texas school districts violated federal law by not properly evaluating students with disabilities before sending them to court for missing school, a state agency's investigation has found.
Texas Education Commissioner Williams To Resign After Year's EndThe top education official in Texas plans to step down after the end of the year to spend more time with his spouse about 200 miles away.
Texas Wins Conditional 'No Child Left Behind' ReprieveThe U.S. Department of Education has granted Texas a conditional waiver to avoid academic accountability standards under the No Child Left Behind law.
Controversy In Birdville ISD Over Rebel Mascot Catches TEA AttentionThe TEA responded to a complaint by local activist Reverend Kyev Tatum of allegation involving discrimination and hostility.
"Playing Hooky" Could No Longer Be A Crime In Texas"Playing hooky" from school would no longer be a criminal offense under a new bill that cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature Saturday. Instead, accumulating unexcused absences would mean only civil punishments. The measure now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott.

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