Texas AG Ken Paxton Again Stressing That There Is No Statewide School Shutdown Order In PlaceOne day after sending a letter saying that health authorities can't issue 'blanket orders' closing schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic, on Wednesday Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a statement clarifying that there is no statewide shutdown order in effect.
Stephenville Mayor Didn't Anticipate Statewide Impact Of His Question To Texas AG Ken Paxton About Reopening SchoolsMayor Doug Svien said he didn’t understand how an order from a city contract employee could potentially override the decision of a school board.
Some North Texas Families Rally At School Districts To Re-Open ClassroomsSome North Texas families are organizing rallies in an effort to pressure school districts to re-open during the coronavirus pandemic.
Dallas, Tarrant County Health Leaders Disappointed Texas AG Ken Paxton 'Overruled' School Delay Orders During PandemicTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton released a legal opinion that says local health authorities can’t issue blanket orders to close schools to prevent COVID-19 cases.
Arlington ISD Superintendent Calls Beginning School Year With At-Home Learning 'A Responsible Way Of Moving Forward'Dr. Marcelo Cavazos said the decision to postpone face-to-face instruction until the end of September came from the advice of health authorities.
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.
Texas To Resume STAAR Testing Next School YearTexas public school districts haven't finalized their plans for a return to the classroom, but they know the state will resume its high-stakes standardized testing.
Some North Texas Lawmakers Look To End STAAR Testing Next School YearThe federal government would have to approve a request by Texas to waive STAAR testing for the 2021 school year.
No A's Or Fs, Texas Education Agency Will Forgo 2020 School Accountability RatingsEach year the TEA releases grades for each independent school district, campus, and open-enrollment charter school -- but because of the COVID-19 outbreak this won't happen in 2020.
Multiple North Texas School Districts To Pay Employees During Coronavirus-Related ClosuresMultiple North Texas school districts say they will pay employees while schools are closed indefinitely due to coronavirus.