Texas is waiting on a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to exempt certain students from reading and math tests.
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July 22, 2013
May 28, 2013
Texas legislation that has reached the desk of Gov. Rick Perry would allow nonprofits and private companies to offer courses through a statewide virtual network.
April 02, 2013
Texas Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has said he will implement an A-F school accountability system without lawmakers' approval.
February 05, 2013
A Texas judge has ruled that the state's K-12 funding system is inadequate, setting up a showdown in the state supreme court.
February 04, 2013
In a speech to the state board of education, Gov. Rick Perry advocated for opening more charter schools and implementing a voucher program in Texas.
December 18, 2012
Lawmakers in Oklahoma and Texas have proposed allowing school staff members to be armed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
August 27, 2012
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, has tapped a tea party activist and former federal education department official to be the next chief of the Texas Education Agency. Michael Williams, who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House in the 25th Congressional district GOP primary this year, will succee...
January 11, 2012
The former governor has the longest roster of education advisers among the GOP candidates. And he has a record in the Bay State of championing standards-based reform.
December 30, 2011
Readers were keenly interested whether Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an critic of President Obama's education policies, would jump into the White House race, which he eventually did.
November 15, 2011
The Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful now officially says the Education Department be one of three he'd get rid of if elected.