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.
Tips For Helping Students As STAAR Testing Begins Across TexasThousands of Texas students will sharpen their pencils on Tuesday on put their skills to the test. It is the first day of STAAR testing for many children in third grade through eighth grade.
DISD Moving Forward With Plan To Close Schools After This YearThe Dallas ISD is moving ahead with plans to close four schools and consolidate another after the school year. Students from the closing schools would be sent to other campuses.
DISD Board To Vote On 4 School ClosuresCarr Elementary, Edison Middle, Ray Elementary and Titche Elementary all carry four consecutive year distinctions of poor performance based on state standards.
Federal Officials Say Texas Illegally Denied Thousands Special Education ServicesThe U.S. Department of Education’s letter comes after a 15-month review into the dramatic decline in special education enrollment in Texas in the past decade.
Federal Report Says Texas Violated Special Education LawsThe U.S. Department of Education has announced that Texas violated federal law when it comes to educating students with disabilities. The department released their report on Thursday.
Texas Fires Special Education Director Over Past AllegationsLaurie Kash had been accused in a lawsuit of trying to hush up the sexual abuse of a student at a small Oregon school district where she'd worked previously.
Governor Abbott Signs Educator Misconduct Reform BillSB 7 won unanimous approval from the Texas Legislature with all 30 Senators co-authoring the bill by Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston).
Botulism Concerns Has Company Recalling Deer-Antler TeaA California company is recalling tea made from deer antler after two people who drank it got sick. health officials say the tea may be contaminated with botulism.
Changes Made After STAAR Test Problems Last YearStudents across North Texas are taking the STAAR test on Tuesday. It has been one year since problems plagued the standardized test, and nearly $20 million worth of changes were made.
TEA Eliminates Enrollment 'Cap' On Special EducationThe Texas Education Agency has eliminated what advocates say amounted to a cap placed on special education enrollment.
I-Team: Feds Visit Tarrant County Schools As Part Of Special Ed ProbeHommel Elementary School and Baxter Junior High School in Everman are two of 24 Texas schools federal officials will visit this week.
I-Team: Feds To Question Everman ISD About Special EdAs part of its probe into whether student with disabilities in Texas are receiving the special education services they need, the U.S. Department of Education will visit a dozen Texas school districts in the coming months.
I-Team: Demand Letter Sent To TEA To Eliminate Special Education CapThe state’s largest coalition of disability rights advocates sent the Texas Education Agency (TEA) a demand letter Monday asking state officials to honor their commitment to eliminate a cap on special education enrollment.
Texas Superintendents Oppose New Grading SystemAbout 60 superintendents met to discuss the state's new grading system for school districts.