Gov. Abbott Stresses School Safety, Teacher Raises And Property Tax Reform As Top Priorities In State Of The State AddressGov. Greg Abbott declared school safety an "emergency" issue of his second term Tuesday following one of the nation's deadliest mass shootings last year near Houston.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Talks Border Security, School Funding, Teacher Pay RaisesLt. Gov.Patrick made his comments during a one-on-one interview with CBS 11 at his office in the Texas Capitol Wednesday afternoon.
Texas Lawmakers Get Good News About Budget; Will Begin Session Focused On School Finance, Property Tax ReformTexas lawmakers will be sworn in Tuesday for the 86th legislative session and the House will elect a new Speaker.
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.
Gov. Abbott Commits To Asking Lawmakers For More Money To Fund Public SchoolsHis statement came during an education roundtable Tuesday afternoon at the Dallas ISD Solar Preparatory School For Girls in Dallas.
North Texas Schools Spending Millions On Security Despite Little Evidence On What WorksThe CBS11 I-Team asked 66 public school districts in the DFW area if they've purchased security equipment in the past year. Fifty-nine districts said "yes."
Realtors Asked To "Buy In" To Local Public SchoolsBuilding good relationships -- with realtors. It's how Cedar Hill school officials are working to counter the often negative perception of public schools.
Texas Board Again Rejects Mexican-American Studies TextbookThe Texas Board of Education for the second year has rejected a Mexican-American studies textbook, with members arguing this time the book wasn't expansive enough.
Public Schools Grappling With Confederate Names, ImagesWith a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color.
Parents Often Kept In Dark About Schools' Vaccine RatesThe number of Texas families deciding not to vaccinate their school-age children has quadrupled in the past decade, according to state health records.
Texas Senate Revives School Vouchers Amid House OppositionA Texas Senate committee is discussing a bill offering taxpayer-funded vouchers allowing some special education students to leave public schools for private alternatives.
Dallas ISD Pushes Back Against Charter SchoolsThirteen percent of DISD's expected enrollment attends area public charter schools.
Bill Could Turn Back Page, Return Power To Texas Board Of EdThe Texas Board of Education would expand its ability to reject textbooks it doesn't like, rolling back limits that have been in place for more than two decades, under a proposal on the verge of clearing the Legislature.
Texas Revives Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' For Public SchoolsA transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas — though it may only apply to public schools.
Texas House Revives Previously Stalled 'Lunch Shaming' BanThe Texas House has revived a much-watched bill to keep schools from stigmatizing children while trying to collect parents' lunch debts.