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.
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.