The Dallas Independent School District has sent a letter to more than 150 other districts in Texas, asking them to avoid hiring DISD teachers who did not resign in a timely fashion according to state regulations.
Advocates for social services are calling on Texas lawmakers to reverse budget cuts made during the last legislative session as the state shows signs of an early recovery from the recession.
A new survey reveals education budget cuts are significantly affecting Texas students – negatively.
As lawmakers worked to fix the state budget shortfall, one thing they decided was school districts should have flexibility in class sizes. The result – it’s only the third week of school and already some teachers are worn out.
School districts will be able to pay public school teachers less and furlough them without pay beginning in 2012 under a bill passed by the House on Thursday.
Many Texas teachers are getting behind a legislative bill that could spare cuts in education funding.
Republican House members on Thursday were pushing legislation they say will give relief to Texas schools buckling under a strapped state budget over protests from the very people they say the bill will protect.
The Dallas School Board has yet to move toward official teacher layoffs. And now comes a new budget overview that eliminates all layoffs for teachers.
Dallas school district leaders expect to see a $150 million budget gap. The expected deficit has driven the district to offer incentives for resignation, but the number of students isn’t decreasing.
Thousands of teachers are protesting at the state Capitol against proposed cuts to public education and that group includes a caravan of DISD teachers, administrators and community leaders.
One North Texas school district has already taken action to deal with its multi-million dollar budget shortage. Tuesday parents some parents talked about the 100+ job cuts and closure of one school campus.
Public education in Texas is facing billions in proposed budget cuts that would include slashing arts education, pre-kindergarten programs and teacher incentive pay.