ISDs Lining Up To Sue Over Education FundingMore Texas school districts are lining up to fight the state in court over the way public education is being paid for. Dealing with some $4 billion in cuts from public schools, nearly 150 school districts have signed up to sue the state.
Rep. Hensarling Named To GOP 'Super' Debt PanelC onservative North Texas republican congressman Jeb Hensarling has been chosen to co-chair a new committee tasked to find a bipartisan plan to slash the federal budget deficit.
Public Invited To Dallas Budget Town Hall MeetingsThe Dallas City Council got its first in-depth look at the proposed city budget on Monday. Now, the public is being encouraged to give their input.
Public Swimming Pools A Hot Topic For Fort Worth CouncilIf kids in Fort Worth want a way to beat the heat this summer, they'll have to do it in a private or YMCA swimming pool. For a second summer, the seven city-run pools remain closed due to budget constraints.
The Anchor Mom: Taxes and ConsequencesThe Keller Independent School District cuts free school busing to save tax dollars.
Poll: Education Most Important Issue Facing TexasAccording to poll results released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Texas Lyceum group. more than one-fifth of Texans say education is the most important issue facing the state.
Districts Warming Up To Idea Of School Bus AdsSome school districts met the idea of putting ads on local school buses with opposition. Now, as a number of North Texas districts fight budget shortfalls, schools are getting on board with the idea.
Education Protestors Happy State Is Set To Tap Rainy Day FundThere's been a compromise in Austin that may ease the financial strain for North Texas schools. It came as North Texas parents and students made the latest appeal, to use emergency funds, directly to the governor.
Dallas Teachers At Austin Educaton Cuts ProtestThousands 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.
Leaders Prepare For Dallas Budget Public HearingWhat is expected to be another long, public fight over next year's budget in the City of Dallas is about to get underway. Dallas is holding a public hearing on its’ budget shortfall.
Reduced Teacher Salaries & Furlough Days Debated In AustinA Texas Senate Committee is hearing debate on a bill that would allow school districts to cut teachers pay and use furlough days as ways to trim budgets. The bill has the support of DISD Superintendent Michal Hinojosa.