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Aliyya Swaby is the public education reporter for The Texas Tribune.

Caught by Surprise, Texas Education Officials Unsure How End of Mask Mandate Will Affect...

Texas school superintendents did not receive advance notice of Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement ending the state’s mask mandate Tuesday, leaving them scrambling...

Many Texas Students Can Skip STAAR Tests This Year, but High Schoolers Might Have...

Parents of Texas elementary and middle schoolers in virtual learning who don't want their children sitting for in-person standardized tests this school...

Texas Hires Two Companies to Run STAAR, Moving Toward Statewide Online Testing

Texas is once again shaking up its standardized testing contracts, signing four-year agreements totaling $388 million with two companies to develop and...

At least three Texas Board of Education members test positive for the coronavirus after...

At least three members of the State Board of Education tested positive for COVID-19 after meeting in person for four days in...

68 members of the Texas House call for STAAR exams to be canceled this...

A bipartisan group of 68 Texas House representatives signed a letter calling on the Texas Education Agency to cancel the State of...

In This San Antonio Classroom, A Teacher Divides Her Time Between “Roomies” And “Zoomies”

“Ms. Boyett! Ms. Boyett!” When the squirming third graders sitting six feet apart in her classroom tried to get...
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Texas Teachers Are Demanding That Schools Be Safe Before They Return. But They Have...

Upon resigning from his job as college preparatory coordinator at Pflugerville High School last month, Daniel Dawer wrote two letters. The first...

Texas Parents Face a Frightening Lack of Information on Coronavirus Risks in Child Care...

With reported coronavirus cases in Texas child care facilities rising quickly, parents face terrifying uncertainty as they try to decide whether to...

Special Education Students Fall Behind As Texas Schools Scramble to Adapt

Losing the stability of a school day frustrates 14-year-old Logan Heller. He regularly melts down: screaming at the top of his lungs,...

Students face felony charges, expulsions as Texas schools ramp up fight against vaping

Thomas Williams-Platt, 18, in the backyard of his aunt’s home in Georgetown on Nov. 22, 2019. Last December the then 17-year-old was arrested for...

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