Texas House OKs School Finance Fix Amid Senate UncertaintyThe Texas House has again approved a sweeping, $1.6 billion plan to begin overhauling the state's troubled school finance system.
Report: LGBT Students Still Face Discrimination At SchoolA report from an international human rights organization concludes many public schools are still hostile environments for LGBT students.
State Reports Recommends Capping Pre-K Classroom Size At 22A report commissioned as part of Texas' sweeping new prekindergarten initiative recommends capping classroom size at 22 students -- something most pre-K programs statewide are already doing.
Complaint Alleges Texas Charter Schools Abusing Visa ProgramA complaint filed with Texas education officials accuses a charter-school network of abusing a visa program to import large numbers of Turkish teachers to the state.
Outgoing Commissioner Urges Education Board To Keep High StandardsOutgoing Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has urged the Board of Education to keep state testing and academic accountability standards high.
"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.
State Education Agency: 84% Of Schools Met Standard The Texas Education Agency says 92 percent of districts and nearly 85 percent of Texas schools meet the state's minimum standards.
Concern Or Praise For STAAR Passing Rates Results?Results from end of course standardized tests show Texas students faring best in the areas of math and science, but falling considerably short in English and on the writing exam.
State Funding For Public Education Is "Hopelessly Broken"Attorneys for hundreds of Texas school districts are telling a judge that state funding for public education is "hopelessly broken."
Texas Senators Examine Longer School Day, Year Top education leaders in the Texas Senate are examining ways to extend school days and school years to improve classroom learning.
Texas Schools Prepare For Food Allergy PoliciesWhen classes resume in the fall, Texas schools must have policies in place to deal with students who have food allergies.
Texas Legislators Still In An Education Funding BattleIt’s the 11th hour for school education funding in Texas. Legislators have a self-imposed 5 p.m. Friday deadline to work out differences between House and Senate funding bills.