Texas Senate Passes School Finance Plan, Remove Sales Tax Swap Provision

AUSTIN, TX - After nearly eight hours of debate and votes on about 70 amendments, the Senate passed House Bill 3, the chief school...
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Austin ISD closures: Four schools will shutter in 2020

Austin ISD closures, four schools will shutter in the 2020-21 school year. The Austin ISD board decided to...

Broad Texas school safety bill proposes threat assessment teams, expanded emergency training

After an extended evening recess, Sen Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, begins an explanation of the committee substitute to House Bill 21, the school finance bill...

A cloud of uncertainty lingers over the Houston Independent School District. Its list of...

Board of trustees in-fighting, failing schools and Texas Education Agency (TEA) investigations are plaguing the Houston ISD. Self-inflicted wounds seem to be...

University of Texas' poorest incoming freshmen to receive $20,000, laptops and more starting this...

Beginning next fall, the neediest freshmen at the University of Texas will get a boost of $20,000 in financial aid to cover their long list of college living expenses —

When it comes to civic engagement, Texas gets an F

Texas ranks near the bottom nationally when it comes to voter registration and voter turnout.

Texas, Invest in our Future

In 2015, Gov. Greg Abbott created a pre-K grant program, increasing support to 573 school districts and to charter schools across Texas.  These grants...

Houston ISD appealing Wheatley's failing grade

Houston ISD is appealing Wheatley High School’s failing grade. Texas’ largest school district announced the appeal on Sept. 13. 

Coronavirus Prompts Texas Universities to Extend Spring Break, Move Classes Online

Pat Neff Hall at Baylor University. Photo credit: Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune. More than a dozen Texas universities...

Senate Teacher Pay Bill Passes out of Contentious Committee Hearing

(From left to right: John Whitmire, Jane Nelson, Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa) Monday morning, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously passed an amended committee substitute of Senate...

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