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.
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January 27, 2015
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.
November 20, 2014
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
How is society going to address pressing global issues? Hear how some students are making a difference.
October 23, 2014
State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) are facing off in the Texas gubernatorial election this year.
October 10, 2014
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.