Watchdogs Say Texas Dodged Education "Train Wreck"When the state takes up revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes that dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark and that President Obama is a gay prostitute won't have a vote.
Texas Education Board's Leading Candidate Known For Conspiracy PostsA retired Texas schoolteacher who claims President Barack Obama is a gay prostitute is the front-runner in a Republican primary runoff for a seat on the influential state education board.
Education Board Nears Grad Requirement VoteThe 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.
Panel To Review Criticized Texas Curriculum SystemA 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.
Ed Com Wants Schools Rated On Minority StudentsTexas' new education commissioner says that a revised system for rating schools should look at how well they close the achievement gap for minority students.
Miller Wins Texas Education Board SeatFormer Texas State Board of Education member Geraldine "Tincy" Miller has defeated Gail Spurlock for the Republican nomination for District 12.
3 Runoffs Set In Texas Education Board RacesGeraldine "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.
Proposed New State Math Standards Draw CriticismTexas' 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.
Lawmakers Consider Size Of Texas Board Of EducationTexas lawmakers have expressed skepticism on whether 15 elected members on the State Board of Education are enough for a state the size of Texas.
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.
Fight Over Teaching Evolution In Texas FizzlesUnlike the fiery debate that erupted two years ago, an expected fight over teaching evolution in Texas public schools has likely fizzled.
New State Board Of Education Chair Off To Rocky StartThe Texas State Board of Education is meeting this week for the first time under its conservative new chairwoman appointed by Governor Rick Perry.