Despite Budget Hit Hard By Coronavirus, Comptroller Says Texas Will Fulfill School Funding CommitmentsTexas will go from having a nearly $3 billion surplus to a nearly $4.6 billion shortfall by the end of the two-year budget cycle in August 2021.
Reports: Texas Education Agency Will Not Take State Funding From Schools That Offer All-Virtual ClassesThe Texas Education Agency will reportedly allow public health officials to keep schools closed for in-person instruction this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic without the campuses risking losing state funding.
North Texas School Districts Fear They'll Get Much Less Money Than Promised In School Finance Reform BillThe Senate's version of the bill would change the way the state develops its funding formulas from using the prior year’s property tax values and instead using the current year’s.
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.
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.
GOP Incumbents Ousted In Oklahoma Amid Teacher ChallengesAt least six Republican incumbents were bounced from office during Oklahoma's primary election, including several who were targeted by pro-education groups.
Thousands Of North Carolina Teachers Set To Rally Over PayThousands of teachers are set to hit the streets of North Carolina's capital on Wednesday, determined to force a political showdown over wages and funding priorities for public school classrooms.
Arizona Teachers Vote For Statewide Walkout To Protest PayArizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike.
American Teachers Use Social Media In Uprisings, Fight For FundingThe public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origins -- teachers began talking to each other online.
Kentucky Governor Apologizes For Child Sex Abuse RemarksKentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes.
Oklahoma Teachers End Nearly Two-Week StrikeThe walkout that shuttered schools in districts across the state of Oklahoma for nine days straight has come to an end.
Oklahoma Teacher Walkout Enters Seventh DayClasses remain canceled in Oklahoma's biggest school districts Tuesday as teachers walk out for a seventh day.
Massive Oklahoma Teacher Protests Enter 2nd WeekLawmakers returned to the state Capitol as teachers in the state's largest school districts entered a second week of massive demonstrations to demand more education funding.
Oklahoma Teacher Walkout Stretches Into 5th DayA teachers strike in Oklahoma stretched into a fifth day on Friday, and a state union leader said he doesn't think pending proposals are enough to stop it from extending into next week.