High School Teacher's Assistant In Dallas Charged With Sexually Assaulting StudentMarkel Hall, 34, worked with the band at the high school and a Dallas ISD spokeswoman said the district placed him on administrative leave.
Court Upholds $33M Penalty On Texas For Underfunding Special EducationThe 5th U.S. Circuit of Appeals ruled Wednesday in favor of the feds’ decision to withhold $33 million from Texas for future special education funding.
North Texas School Districts Criticize TEA's New Rating SystemThe TEA has released letter grades for each public school district in the state. But many North Texas districts were already criticizing the new rating system, even before the ratings were released.
Texas Schools To Receive Letter Grades On PerformanceThe state plans to roll out the new accountability system on Wednesday, August 15.
TEA Releases Letter Outlining Ways Educators Can Make Schools SaferSince the Santa Fe high school shooting, state leaders have been working on ways to improve school security.
3-Year-Olds Taking Tests In Mesquite Pre-K Program“They are learning a lot. My daughter Alexa is learning all the letters, numbers. She’s starting to write sentences,” parent Icela Gudino said.
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.