Texas Supreme Court Deals Blow To Gov. Greg Abbott, Allows Local Mask Mandates To ContinueGov. Abbott asked the Supreme Court of Texas to support his ban of mask mandates -- they declined. As a result, the lower court ruling allowing school districts to require masks on campuses stands.
County Public School Mask Mandates & The Texas Supreme Court RulingThe battle over masks is leading to some confusion for some parents in North Texas this morning -- so here's a breakdown of the facts.
Some States Moving To Block Public School COVID-19 Vaccine RequirementsAs the return to school approaches, some states are prohibiting public schools from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations or proof of vaccination for students ranging from pre-K to college campuses.
CDC: Delta Variant Now Makes Up More Than Half Of Coronavirus Cases In U.S.New estimates from the CDC show the Delta variant, a more transmissible and possibly more dangerous strain of coronavirus, now makes up more than half of all new COVID-19 infections in the US.
Less Than Half A Percent Of Students Back In Texas Public Schools Have Tested Positive For CoronavirusOut of an estimated 1.1 million students who have returned to campus, 2,344 have tested positive for the virus.
All Students In The Plano School District Will Begin Fall Semester With Remote LearningAdministrators with the Plano Independent School District announced Friday that while the fall semester will start on August 12 it will be done in a fully remote learning environment.
New Plan: 13 North Texas School Districts Ordered To Delay Reopening Classrooms Due To Coronavirus Case SurgeSchools will not be allowed to return to in-person instruction before Labor Day.
North Texas Teacher Writes Will As She Prepares For New School Year During COVID-19 PandemicMary Strickland has been teaching middle school for 22 years and she loves it. But the sign outside her Fort Worth home describes how she feels about going back: TERRIFIED.
Texas Schools Confront The Politics Of Reopening During A PandemicOn one side are parents saying, let kids be kids. They object to masks and social distancing in classrooms this fall. On the other side are parents and teachers calling for safeguards that would have been unimaginable before the coronavirus pandemic.
Texas Education Commissioner Says Public Schools Will Reopen In The FallThe commissioner of the Texas Education Agency is predicting that Texas schools will be safe for students to return to in the fall, this despite the recent spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
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.