Flu-Stricken Texas Teacher's Death Puts Focus On AntiviralsA North Texas teacher who died after getting sick from the flu became a talking point after her husband said she didn't immediately fill her antiviral drug prescription because the co-pay was too high.
Retired Texas Teachers Leaving State Health PlanThousands of retired Texas teachers are abandoning the health insurance program the state created for them.
DISD Wants State School Districts To Avoid Hiring Quitting TeachersThe Dallas Independent School District has sent a letter to more than 150 other districts in Texas, asking them to avoid hiring DISD teachers who did not resign in a timely fashion according to state regulations.
Educators Call For Reversal Of School Budget CutsAdvocates for social services are calling on Texas lawmakers to reverse budget cuts made during the last legislative session as the state shows signs of an early recovery from the recession.
Survey: Budget Cuts Negatively Affecting Texas StudentsA new survey reveals education budget cuts are significantly affecting Texas students – negatively.
Budgets Cuts & Bigger Classes Taking Toll On Texas TeachersAs lawmakers worked to fix the state budget shortfall, one thing they decided was school districts should have flexibility in class sizes. The result - it's only the third week of school and already some teachers are worn out.
State House OKs Lower Pay & Furloughs For TeachersSchool districts will be able to pay public school teachers less and furlough them without pay beginning in 2012 under a bill passed by the House on Thursday.
State Teachers Group Backs Bill To Use Rainy Day FundMany Texas teachers are getting behind a legislative bill that could spare cuts in education funding.
GOP Claims State Bill Would Help Texas Schools Cut BudgetsRepublican House members on Thursday were pushing legislation they say will give relief to Texas schools buckling under a strapped state budget over protests from the very people they say the bill will protect.
New DISD Budget Overview Eliminates All Teacher LayoffsThe Dallas School Board has yet to move toward official teacher layoffs. And now comes a new budget overview that eliminates all layoffs for teachers.
DISD Reductions May Keep Teachers, But Crowd StudentsDallas school district leaders expect to see a $150 million budget gap. The expected deficit has driven the district to offer incentives for resignation, but the number of students isn't decreasing.
Dallas Teachers At Austin Educaton Cuts ProtestThousands of teachers are protesting at the state Capitol against proposed cuts to public education and that group includes a caravan of DISD teachers, administrators and community leaders.
Cedar Hill School Closure & Job Cuts Hit City HardOne North Texas school district has already taken action to deal with its multi-million dollar budget shortage. Tuesday parents some parents talked about the 100+ job cuts and closure of one school campus.
Massive Cuts Proposed For State Public EducationPublic education in Texas is facing billions in proposed budget cuts that would include slashing arts education, pre-kindergarten programs and teacher incentive pay.
Pension Fund Bonuses Upset Some Retired TeachersThe investment team that achieved a nearly 13 percent return for the pension system benefiting Texas teachers will share millions in bonuses, despite the fact retired teachers haven't gotten a raise in the past 10 years.