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The proposed teacher-evaluation system would value professional development and replace an outdated model of judging educators, Texas K-12 chief Michael Williams said.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

March 07, 2014

Texas Spoke Too Soon: U.S. Ed. Still Working With State on Waiver

Contrary to what Texas announced yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education has not denied its request for a waiver to help it avoid testing Algebra 1 students twice.

March 07, 2014

Feds Say No, They Actually Haven't Rejected Texas' Testing Waiver Request

The Lone Star state's request was a narrow one, aimed only at state tests in Algebra 1.

March 06, 2014

Texas Loses Bid For Federal Testing Waiver

The Lone Star state's request was a narrow one, aimed only at state tests in Algebra 1.

January 31, 2014

Texas Officially Drops Algebra 2 Requirement for Graduation

With a 14 to 1 vote, the Texas Board of Education officially dropped Algebra 2 as a graduation requirement for most high school students.

January 24, 2014

Comparing Teaching Conditions in Charter vs. Regular Schools

A study controls for teachers' background characteristics to arrive at a better understanding of the differences between teachers' experiences in charters and traditional public schools in one Texas district.

January 17, 2014

Is One Texas Charter Network Teaching Creationism?

An investigative piece in Slate claims one Texas charter network with 65 campuses is teaching creationism and other unconstitutional, religiously driven lessons.

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