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March 02, 2015

Several Bills to Expand Early Education Filed in Texas

Companion bills filed in the Texas House and Senate would spend up to $118 million to help school districts offer high-quality prekindergarten education.

February 27, 2015

Administrators in Texas District Forced Out Amid Course and Credit Scandal

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

Proposal to Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History Moves Ahead in Oklahoma

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

San Francisco Superintendent Gets 27 Percent Pay Raise

Meanwhile, school board members in the Fort Worth, Texas, and Ferguson, Mo., school districts make plans to hire new school chiefs.

January 27, 2015

States Are Losing Power Over Classroom Materials, and Districts Are Gaining It

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

In NCLB Waiver Dispute, Texas Tells Feds: Don't Mess With Our Principles

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

Ed. Dept. and Texas Tussle Over Teacher Evaluation

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

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.

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