North Texas Lawmakers, School Board President Encouraged By New Report On Public School FinancesThe Texas Commission on Public School Finance, consisting of mostly state legislators and educators, had spent nearly one year compiling the report.
2011 Budget Cuts To Texas Schools Still Being Felt, Reports Finds The Legislature's $5-plus billion in 2011 cuts to public education mean that Texas' classroom funding still lags behind its pre-Great Recession levels due to booming enrollment growth — with low-income students hit hardest.
Study On Public School Funding In Texas Receiving PraiseAny changes could have a major impact on the six million public school children here in the Lone Star State.
Conservative Education Groups Team Up To Form 'Texas Aspires'Two conservative advocacy groups are teaming up to form a new non-profit that will push for improving public education in Texas through initiatives like expanding online learning and charter schools.
Retired Texas Teachers Could Face Higher Health Care CostsMore than 200,000 retired educators and their dependents in Texas could have to pay more for health care due to rising coverage costs.
Schools: Texas' Public Education Funding Still 'Broken'The 600-plus school districts suing Texas say the way the state pays for public education is 'constitutionally and fundamentally broken.'
Texas Democrats Plan To Force Education VotesHow the state will pay for public schools will take center stage this week in the political theater known as the Texas Legislature. And it will likely remain there throughout the session.
DISD Teacher Morale Addressed At Board BriefingThere is a consensus among many that the morale of teachers in the Dallas Independent School District is at an all-time low. The issue was a topic of discussion at Thursday’s DISD board briefing.
Study: Data Shows Texas Student Performance LaggingTexas students overall just aren't "getting it" in the classroom, according to a new study that challenges the state's policy on student achievement.
Educators Call For Reversal Of School Budget CutsAdvocates 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.
Keller ISD Superintendent Accepts New Job In ArizonaThe Keller Independent School District is in need of a new leader. Dr. James Veitenheimer will soon be leaving to accept a position in Arizona.
Texas House Committee Evaluates Charter SchoolsThe Texas House Public Education committee is gathering to discuss the success and failure of charter schools statewide.
Filibuster Propels Wendy Davis Into SpotlightTexas Democrats never had much hope in this Legislature, where Republicans have a huge majority and an unshakeable drive to slash spending without raising taxes or dipping into the state’s giant savings account.
State Comptroller Releases Education ReportA Texas education report released Wednesday that rates school districts by looking at student progress and district spending gives only about 4 percent of schools the top designation.
Funding Could Change For Texas Higher EducationThe Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has endorsed a revised method of funding public universities and community colleges in a money-saving move.