Arlington ISD Pushes Back Start Date For In-Person Classes After Lengthy Board MeetingAfter a virtual school board meeting that lasted more than seven hours, the Arlington Independent School District has pushed back the start date for in-person learning.
Texas Leaders Reaffirm School Boards Make Decisions On Reopening Plans, Not Local Health AuthoritiesLeaders in Texas are making it clear that local school boards, not health authorities, will be making decisions on reopening plans for the fall as the 2020-2021 year approaches.
Fort Worth ISD Holds Emergency Board Meeting To Discuss School ReopeningBoard members with the Fort Worth ISD met Thursday morning to hammer out how the school year will begin, after recent comments from Attorney General Ken Paxton and the Texas Education Agency changing its guidelines on funding.
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.
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.
Coronavirus Means Many Student School Bus Riders Could Be Left With No SeatAs arguments rage about whether it is safe to have children back in classrooms amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another major hurdle -- how to get them to campuses.
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.
Learn About The Coronavirus Risks To School Age ChildrenWhen it comes to schools reopening and COVID-19, some parents are eager to get back to some sort of normalcy, while others are fearful their children might get exposed to infections.
Members Of Teacher's Union React To Texas Education Agency School Reopening GuidelinesOne of the largest teachers union in North Texas says the state's framework for reopening schools doesn't do enough to protect students and staff.