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Education Board Nears Grad Requirement Vote

The Texas State Board of Education will hold a last round of discussions on Wednesday before finalizing the state’s new high school graduation requirements on Friday.

01/29/2014

A fourth-grade student looks at books in an elementary school. (credit: Getty Images/Sean Gallup)

Panel To Review Criticized Texas Curriculum System

A special State Board of Education panel is reviewing a curriculum system used by hundreds of Texas school districts — but which some conservatives claim promotes anti-American values.

03/11/2013

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Ed Com Wants Schools Rated On Minority Students

Texas’ new education commissioner says that a revised system for rating schools should look at how well they close the achievement gap for minority students.

11/15/2012

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Miller Wins Texas Education Board Seat

Former Texas State Board of Education member Geraldine “Tincy” Miller has defeated Gail Spurlock for the Republican nomination for District 12.

08/01/2012

Students read books in an elementary school. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

3 Runoffs Set In Texas Education Board Races

Geraldine “Tincy” Miller is trying to reclaim her spot on the Texas State Board of Education after being ousted in the primary two years ago following 26 years on the board.

07/25/2012

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Proposed New State Math Standards Draw Criticism

Texas’ new set of proposed K-12 math curriculum standards are drawing fire from an influential business organization and others who say they aren’t rigorous enough.

04/18/2012

Lawmakers Consider Size Of Texas Board Of Education

Texas lawmakers have expressed skepticism on whether 15 elected members on the State Board of Education are enough for a state the size of Texas.

04/17/2012

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State Ed Board Candidate: Special Needs Students ‘Should Be Educated Separately’

A North Texas candidate for Texas’ State Board of Education has upset parents of special needs students with her thoughts on special education in the state.

03/14/2012

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Fight Over Teaching Evolution In Texas Fizzles

Unlike the fiery debate that erupted two years ago, an expected fight over teaching evolution in Texas public schools has likely fizzled.

07/22/2011

Barbara Cargill, State Board of Education. (credit: Caleb Bryant Miller/The Texas Tribune)

New State Board Of Education Chair Off To Rocky Start

The Texas State Board of Education is meeting this week for the first time under its conservative new chairwoman appointed by Governor Rick Perry.

07/20/2011

Students read books in an elementary school. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Poll: Education Most Important Issue Facing Texas

According to poll results released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Texas Lyceum group. more than one-fifth of Texans say education is the most important issue facing the state.

06/14/2011

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More FWISD Cuts Could Follow School Board Meeting

The budget-cutting axe may fall Tuesday night in Fort Worth. Hundreds of Fort Worth Independent School District teachers could lose their jobs following an evening school board meeting.

KRLD–04/12/2011

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