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September 19, 2014

Texas Oil and Gas Growth Yields $1.26 Billion for State Education Fund

The fund now stands at more than $34 billion, but only the interest income can be spent. In August, a state district judge ruled that Texas was not distributing school funds adequately or fairly among its richer and poorer districts.

September 17, 2014

Texas Board Members Wary of Changes to AP History Program

The Texas state board of education is considering requiring Advanced Placement U.S. History courses to follow the state curriculum rather than the framework laid out by the test developers, reports the Associated Press.

September 11, 2014

Review Finds 'Distortions,' Biases in Texas Textbooks

New social studies textbooks under consideration by the Texas board of education include "serious distortions of history and contemporary issues," according to a watchdog group's recent review.

September 09, 2014

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Criticizes 'Meatless Monday' School Meals

The official, who oversees the agency in charge of the Lone Star State's school-meal programs, called vegetarian lunches in some districts "an activist movement" in a recent editorial.

August 04, 2014

Angst Over Testing, Funding Lead Texas Teachers to Ignore State Survey

As a result, a statewide survey of classroom conditions in the Lone Star State didn't generate the expected information.

August 04, 2014

Teachers Give Cold Shoulder to Texas Survey

As a result, a statewide survey of classroom conditions in the Lone Star State didn't generate the expected information.

June 11, 2014

Civil Rights Groups Sue Texas Districts Over English-Learner Services

The lawsuit alleges that tens of thousands of English-learners across Texas are receiving substandard instruction.

May 06, 2014

Proposed Teacher Evaluation System in Texas Submitted for NCLB Waiver

The proposed teacher-evaluation system would value professional development and replace an outdated model of judging educators, Texas K-12 chief Michael Williams said.

April 01, 2014

In High-Profile Texas Governor's Race, Republican Targets Early Education

The two main Texas gubernatorial candidates are staking out turf on education policy issues, with the GOP hopeful recently focusing on early education.

March 31, 2014

Two School Districts Overcome Technology Challenges

Despite difficulties, Petersburg school district in Alaska and Marble Falls Independent School District in Texas find ways to make best use of technology.

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