Rising rents are squeezing Texas teachers

For teachers in Texas, summer break isn’t all it’s hyped up to be. Many educators are forced to take on second jobs...

What Are Kids’ Extracurricular Activities Like With COVID-19 Around?

Basketball, band, drama club — what do they look like now?  Extracurricular activities provide social and emotional engagement, growth...

Private Schools in Texas Limit Enrollment As They Aim to Reopen Classrooms

While debate about how to safely reopen public schools in Texas raged through the summer, Kim Olstrup was preparing to bring students...

Texas A&M System Approves $100 Million Scholarship Fund to Address “Diversity Issues”

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents unanimously approved the creation of a $100 million scholarship fund Monday to help the...

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...

For many Texas teachers, health insurance premiums are huge — but so are the...

Liz and Jeremiah Peña are educators in Birdville ISD in Haltom City and last year they estimated they paid over $11,000 in health insurance...

Teacher raises and all-day pre-K: Here's what's in the Texas Legislature's landmark school finance...

After weeks of tough negotiations, lawmakers have come up with a final deal on how to increase public education funding and cut...

College and High School Sports a Go in Texas, at Least for Now

Albeit with new rules and the cloud of the pandemic’s uncertainty, high school football teams have returned to practice fields across Texas....

Harris County Orders Delay of In-person Classes Until Sept. 8

After first asking schools to voluntarily delay reopening for in-person instruction, Harris County has now issued a mandatory order that requires online...

Teacher Pay Bill Passes Senate, Heads to House

(Pictured: Jane Nelson) AUSTIN, TX – Monday afternoon, the Texas Senate unanimously passed an amended committee substitute of Senate Bill 3, Senator Jane Nelson’s (R-Flower...

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