Companion bills filed in the Texas House and Senate would spend up to $118 million to help school districts offer high-quality prekindergarten education.
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March 02, 2015
February 27, 2015
A probe revealed that hundreds of students received credit for courses they hadn't taken or repeatedly took the same course despite passing each time.
February 18, 2015
The bill from GOP Rep. Dan Fisher would ban the use of state funds on materials and activities related to AP U.S. History; Fisher said the course's framework "emphasizes 'what is bad about America.'"
February 12, 2015
Meanwhile, school board members in the Fort Worth, Texas, and Ferguson, Mo., school districts make plans to hire new school chiefs.
January 27, 2015
The number of states that exert direct control over districts' choice of instructional materials through state funding has dipped from roughly 25 to 18 in recent years.
January 23, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education says the Lone Star State has more than a dozen issue areas to address with its teacher evaluation system.
January 23, 2015
The feds told Texas that its teacher evaluation system isn't coming close to cutting the mustard when it comes to what's expected for states with NCLB waivers.
December 12, 2014
Arabic classes have failed to become a common offering in U.S. public schools despite a 2006 initiative by former President George W. Bush to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking and teaching the language.
December 01, 2014
Investigators with the Education Department's office for civil rights found that English-language learners and students with disabilities were significantly underrepresented on campuses run by the state's largest charter school operator.
November 21, 2014
Nearly all of the social studies textbooks that were being considered by the Texas board of education have been sanctioned for use next school year.