Adjustments Made After Too Many Rockwall ISD Families Choose In-Person Learning For Their KidsThe families of 68% of Rockwall ISD students have chosen to have them go back to the classroom. That's too many to meet social distancing guidelines.
Keller ISD School Board Pushes Start Of School Back 1 Week To August 26Parents still have the option to send their children back to the classroom or have them learn online.
College Students Discuss Challenges Of COVID-19 When Returning To CampusAs college students across Texas prepare to go back to school, this year they face the added stress of COVID-19 and changes coming from their universities.
Teachers Group Criticizes Texas Guidelines On Reopening SchoolsThe top teachers group in Texas criticized state guidelines for starting the school year Friday, saying they would unfairly punish districts that choose to stick with online instruction.
Texas Leaders Reaffirm School Boards Make Decisions On Reopening Plans, Not Local Health AuthoritiesLeaders in Texas are making it clear that local school boards, not health authorities, will be making decisions on reopening plans for the fall as the 2020-2021 year approaches.
Fort Worth ISD Moves Start Date, Virtual-Only Learning For First 4 WeeksFort Worth ISD has moved its 2020-2021 start date and will hold classes by virtual means only for the first four weeks of the school year.
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.
How Will Coronavirus Affect The Start Date For Your North Texas School District?Here is a list of North Texas School Districts and their start dates. Please note, this list is SUBJECT TO CHANGE as school start dates are still being discussed in many districts. Please check back often for updates.
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.
Special Report: 'Covid And The Classroom' - On CBS 11 Aug 10 @6PMWhen will our kids go back to school? Will they be safe? How can we be sure?
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.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Says School Boards And The Governor Should Decide On Reopening Schools, Not Local Health AuthoritiesTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton has given the green light for school officials -- both public and private -- to decide whether, when, and how to open school.
Dallas Mayor's Back To School Fair Is On, But With Changes Due To PandemicThe 24th annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair is set to take place August 20-21 at Fair Park.
Coronavirus Means Many Student School Bus Riders Could Be Left With No SeatAs arguments rage about whether it is safe to have children back in classrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another major hurdle -- how to get them to campuses.
Deadline Extended For Pandemic Food Benefits For Texas Families Affected By COVID-19 School ClosuresFamilies impacted by COVID-19 school closures now have until August 21 to apply for a one-time food benefit provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
DeSoto Independent School District Delays Start Of Fall Semester To September 8The DeSoto ISD Board of Trustees approved a plan that will have students returning to school for the 2020-2021 academic year on September 8.
Back-To-School Shopping A Challenge When It's Not Clear What School Will Look Like During Pandemic"We’re not sharing the glue anymore. We’re not sharing the colored pencils anymore," said Jo Lynn Augsburger of Joshua ISD.
STAAR Testing Will Not Be Used To Determine Promotion To Next Grade Level During Upcoming School YearTypically, school systems must take into account a student’s score on the STAAR test to determine whether the student can be promoted to the next grade level.
Joshua ISD Plans To Start School Year With In-Person Learning OptionJoshua ISD in Johnson County is planning on starting the school year with options for in-person learning.
Tarrant County Back-to-School RoundupYou have until Friday, July 31st to register for Tarrant County's Back-To-School Roundup.
Dallas ISD Board Of Trustees Votes To Move 1st Day Of School To September 8 Due To Coronavirus PandemicMore than 20 self-identified teachers with urged trustees to reject planned reopening of schools that include a face-to-face model.
Texas AG Paxton: Religious And Private Schools Don't Have To Follow COVID-19 Public Health OrdersIn a letter simply addressed to 'Religious Private Schools in Texas' Attorney General Ken Paxton made claims that local public health orders attempting to restrict school reopenings violate the U.S. and Texas Constitutions
School Districts Look To Combat Spread Of Flu As Kids Head Back To ClassSchool districts are urging parents to get their children a flu shot if they haven't already, and to sanitize their children's backpacks and send them off with hand sanitizer.
Cowboys Tight End Jason Witten Takes Children On Back-To-School Shopping Spree"A lot of cute kids, but this is real life. Every time I have a chance to do something like this, I wanna jump at it," Witten said.
Vaccination Vans Coming To DISD SchoolsFor the fourth straight year, the Caring Foundation of Texas is working with Dallas ISD to offer free vaccinations at area schools.
TEA Hands Out 2019 Grades To Texas School Districts, CampusesAs children start heading back to school, the Texas Education Agency is handing out report cards of their own to school districts and campuses across the state.
Dallas County Working To Make Getting Childhood Vaccinations More ConvenientLooking to avoid those last-minute, long lines at health department headquarters, the department is hosting immunization clinics in the Dallas community.
FBI Warning: School Apps Could Be Jeopardizing Student PrivacyThird-party companies are likely collecting information on your child through the apps and programs they use in the classroom.