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.
Winter Weather Has Some North Texas ISDs Canceling Classes Or Starting LateWednesday’s winter weather isn’t expected to seriously impact the Metroplex, so classes in most of the larger ISDs will have normal hours today.
Lawsuit Could Be Filed Wednesday Over White House Transgender Directive To SchoolsWhile the Texas Attorney General's office wouldn't comment Tuesday night, CBS11 has learned Ken Paxton will announce what he describes as a major lawsuit in Austin Wednesday afternoon.
Plan Rating Schools With Letter Grades Headed To Full SenateA plan to rate public schools statewide by letter grades A through F is headed to the full Senate. The Senate Education Committee approved the much-watched bill Tuesday.
North Texas School Security Being EvaluatedNorth Texas parents and students may see more police officers near school campuses following last Friday's mass shooting inside an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
11 School Districts Spend $140M On DisciplineA survey of 11 public school districts who teach a quarter of Texas children found that officials spend $227 million a year on disciplinary programs and school security.
Summer School Attendance Up With Introduction Of New ExamsThe amount of Texas students currently attending summer school has increased because of the growing number of ninth graders who have to retake state assessment exams.