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December 12, 2014

Houston to Open Arabic Immersion Elementary School

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

Texas Charter Operator Agrees to Change Enrollment Policies After Federal Probe

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

Majority of Texas Social Studies Textbooks Approved Despite Controversy

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.

November 20, 2014

Fate of Controversial Texas Social Studies Textbooks Still Unsure

The Texas state board of education did not grant preliminary approval for the series of social studies textbooks it was considering, which both liberal and conservative groups have alleged contain distortions.

November 06, 2014

Student Solutions to Significant Global Problems

How is society going to address pressing global issues? Hear how some students are making a difference.

October 23, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Texas Gubernatorial Race

State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) are facing off in the Texas gubernatorial election this year.

October 10, 2014

No Benefits to Merging Texas' Large School Districts, Report Says

A recent study in Texas found that consolidating some of the state's largest school districts would raise the costs of education and decrease student performance.

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.

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