Texas Unveils Special Education Fix After Denying ServicesTexas has unveiled a formal plan to overhaul special education statewide, after federal officials found that services were for years illegally denied to students with disabilities.
Federal Report Says Texas Violated Special Education LawsThe U.S. Department of Education has announced that Texas violated federal law when it comes to educating students with disabilities. The department released their report on Thursday.
I-Team: Feds Visit Tarrant County Schools As Part Of Special Ed ProbeHommel Elementary School and Baxter Junior High School in Everman are two of 24 Texas schools federal officials will visit this week.
I-Team: Feds To Question Everman ISD About Special EdAs part of its probe into whether student with disabilities in Texas are receiving the special education services they need, the U.S. Department of Education will visit a dozen Texas school districts in the coming months.
I-Team: Demand Letter Sent To TEA To Eliminate Special Education CapThe state’s largest coalition of disability rights advocates sent the Texas Education Agency (TEA) a demand letter Monday asking state officials to honor their commitment to eliminate a cap on special education enrollment.
Texas Woman's University Helps Meet Demand For Bilingual TeachersTWU received $2.2 million for a project to improve instruction for Spanish-speaking English language learners in North Texas dual language elementary schools.
Colleges Announced For Pell 'Dual Enrollment' ProgramThousands of low-income students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able get federal grants to take college courses while still in high school, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin this summer.
Texas Graduation Rates Tie For Nation's 3rd BestTexas and five other states have tied for America's third-best high school graduation rate under a new system that makes nationwide data easier to compare.
Texas To Seek 'No Child Left Behind' WaiverThe Texas Education Agency said that it will seek a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to avoid federal accountability standards imposed by the 'No Child Left Behind' law.
Education Secretary Calls For NCAA Tourney ReformSec. Duncan is backing the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics' call to change the eligibility requirements and revenue distribution system for NCAA basketball postseason play.