Less Than Half A Percent Of Students Back In Texas Public Schools Have Tested Positive For CoronavirusOut of an estimated 1.1 million students who have returned to campus, 2,344 have tested positive for the virus.
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.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Says School Boards And The Governor Should Decide On Reopening Schools, Not Local Health AuthoritiesTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton has given the green light for school officials -- both public and private -- to decide whether, when, and how to open school.
North Texas Teacher Writes Will As She Prepares For New School Year During COVID-19 PandemicMary Strickland has been teaching middle school for 22 years and she loves it. But the sign outside her Fort Worth home describes how she feels about going back: TERRIFIED.
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.
Texas Education Agency Issues Guidelines For Reopening Schools During Coronavirus PandemicThe TEA said parents and teachers should expect to see some campuses close for brief periods during the upcoming school year, due to COVID-19 infections.
Dallas ISD Abandons Plan To Partner With Nonprofits For School ProgramsOn Tuesday, the district announced it will not pursue any partnerships made possible under law recently passed by the Texas Legislature.
Texas Teen's Suicide Changed How Schools Handle Bullying: 'We Need To Be Able To Measure The Impact'Texas schools are now required to track every single bullying incident that is reported.
Consumer Group Says Lead Levels Too High In Texas Schools' Drinking WaterA report by the Texas Public Interest Research Group grades schools from 32 states and the group is making the argument, "What is an acceptable amount of lead in drinking water?"
Texas Schools To Receive Letter Grades On PerformanceThe state plans to roll out the new accountability system on Wednesday, August 15.
Texas House OKs School Finance Fix Amid Senate UncertaintyThe Texas House has again approved a sweeping, $1.6 billion plan to begin overhauling the state's troubled school finance system.
Report: LGBT Students Still Face Discrimination At SchoolA report from an international human rights organization concludes many public schools are still hostile environments for LGBT students.
State Reports Recommends Capping Pre-K Classroom Size At 22A report commissioned as part of Texas' sweeping new prekindergarten initiative recommends capping classroom size at 22 students -- something most pre-K programs statewide are already doing.
Complaint Alleges Texas Charter Schools Abusing Visa ProgramA complaint filed with Texas education officials accuses a charter-school network of abusing a visa program to import large numbers of Turkish teachers to the state.
Outgoing Commissioner Urges Education Board To Keep High StandardsOutgoing Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has urged the Board of Education to keep state testing and academic accountability standards high.