Feds will visit six Texas school districts this week to monitor special education

Vanessa Tijerina addresses a U.S. Department of Education panel in 2016 about her 13-year-old special needs child who has been denied special education for...
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Texas special education reform still an uphill battle

As her daughter prepared to begin her freshman year of high school in Conroe ISD this year, Courtney Sandifer welcomed the news...

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,...

Some Texas Schoolchildren Checked Out of Classwork During the Pandemic

More than 11% of Texas students didn’t complete assignments or respond to their teachers when contacted during the spring semester when schools...

Texans for Public Education Challenges TEA to Trust State’s Teachers

An advocacy group takes issue with the Texas Education Agency’s guidance for opening schools this fall — especially the in-person attendance requirement...

UT Students, Teachers Want Changes to In-person Classes

In the week leading up to classes resuming at the University of Texas at Austin, students and teachers have been pleading for...

Gov. Greg Abbott raves about Dallas' teacher incentive pay program. But it's hard to...

Natasha Boone high fives a student as they went over a story the class was reading Jan. 14, 2019 at Edward Titche Elementary School...

After years of waiting, full day pre-K for more Texas children finally begins in...

When school starts this year, public schools and open-enrollment charter schools will now provide full-day pre-K for eligible four-year-olds, thanks to new...

Public Education Forums for 2020 Texas Candidates

After positive strides for public education in the 2019 session, candidates for the Texas Legislature in the 2020 elections will be asked...

Texas Schools to Get $1.29 Billion in Federal Aid

Texas school districts will finally get some relief. Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath has announced that starting in June, Texas schools...

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