Texas Among Top States Calling On Classrooms To Reopen During Pandemic According To TweetsAccording to 150,000 tweets tracked, the Midwest and Southern regions have the most "open schools" activity, with Mississippi being the top state.
Fort Worth ISD Holds Emergency Board Meeting To Discuss School ReopeningBoard members with the Fort Worth ISD met Thursday morning to hammer out how the school year will begin, after recent comments from Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Texas Education Agency changing its guidelines on funding.
Texas AG Ken Paxton Again Stressing That There Is No Statewide School Shutdown Order In PlaceOne day after sending a letter saying that health authorities can't issue 'blanket orders' closing schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic, on Wednesday Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement clarifying that there is no statewide shutdown order in effect.
Texas Universities Preparing For A Fall Like No Other During Coronavirus PandemicUT Austin, SMU, TCU and Baylor released more information about their plans this week.
Arlington ISD Classes Will Begin August 17 With Online Education At Least First 4 WeeksDuring a school board meeting Wednesday night, most of the speakers who addressed the board were teachers who wanted classes to begin online.
Stephenville Mayor Didn't Anticipate Statewide Impact Of His Question To Texas AG Ken Paxton About Reopening SchoolsMayor Doug Svien said he didn’t understand how an order from a city contract employee could potentially override the decision of a school board.
Keeping Classroom Air Safe Will Take More Than Just Masks, Says UT Arlington Air Pollution ExpertSchools typically recirculate cooled or warmed air to save on energy costs, but Professor Melanie Sattler said that is not a safe option now.
Frisco ISD Suspends Competitive Marching Band Events, Delays Start For Athletic ProgramsFrisco ISD has suspended participation in competitive marching band events for the fall season.
Some North Texas Families Rally At School Districts To Re-Open ClassroomsSome North Texas families are organizing rallies in an effort to pressure school districts to re-open during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fort Worth ISD Holds Virtual Town Hall On Return To SchoolSuperintendent Dr. Kent Scribner answered parents questions and concerns about back to school plans.
Dallas, Tarrant County Health Leaders Disappointed Texas AG Ken Paxton 'Overruled' School Delay Orders During PandemicTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a legal opinion that says local health authorities can’t issue blanket orders to close schools to prevent COVID-19 cases.