Superintendent, Leaders And Students Prepare For DISD State Of The District AddressSix months into the DISD school year and the district has faced a number of challenges. The drive to push forward, better and stronger, is expected to be the focus of Friday’s State of the District address.
Most North Texas School Districts Fail To Apply For Federal Money To Improve SafetyTwo years after the passage of the STOP School Violence Act, only four North Texas districts have received any of the money.
North Texas Schools Cracking Down On Vaping, 5,041 Discipline Incidents Reported In 2019Struggling to keep up with the rise in teen vaping, North Texas schools are fighting back with more tools and harsher discipline.
Mesquite ISD Says Student IDs Required, No Backpacks At All After-School EventsMesquite ISD has implemented a new policy regarding their after-school events in an effort to increase security measures.
Galveston Scraps Ordinance That Prevented Gun Shops, Shooting Ranges Near Schools, ChurchesThe Texas Attorney General's Office sent a letter to the city warning it couldn't make laws regulating ownership, transfer, transportation or storage of firearms.
100 Dallas Second Graders Gifted With Bikes From Chicago High School AthletesWhether it’s paying for someone’s coffee or police officers giving drivers cash instead of tickets, the “Pay it Forward” movement has inspired random acts of kindness across the county
More Students Than Expected Creates Sudden Need For More Teachers In Multiple North Texas School Districts"That is an amazing problem to have," says Jeannine Porter, Ed.D, Irving ISD's Executive Director of Employee Services.
Anger Over Ed Dept Mulling Federal Money For Guns In SchoolsThe Education Department said Thursday that it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools.
State Senate Report On School Violence & Security Released With RecommendationsA new report by the State Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Security is making 19 recommendations.
More Schools Banning Backpacks As Students Return To ClassAs parents and children around the country begin heading back to class, more and more schools are banning backpacks from their buildings.
School District Forcing Students To Smile In Hallways, Reports SayA Pennsylvania school district is under fire for a policy that allegedly requires students to smile when walking in school hallways.
Bill Gates Gives $44M To Influence State Education ReformBillionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms.
Texas Unveils Special Education Fix After Denying ServicesTexas has unveiled a formal plan to overhaul special education statewide, after federal officials found that services were for years illegally denied to students with disabilities.
Cell Phones Steadily Gaining Acceptance Inside U.S. SchoolsCell phones are still absent from most U.S. schools, but new data shows them steadily gaining acceptance as administrators bow to the wishes of parents wanting to keep tabs on their kids.
Austin To Rename 5 Schools With Names Tied To ConfederacyFive Austin schools are searching for new names after officials voted to get rid of the current names that have ties to Confederate leaders and soldiers.