IDEA Plans to Grow its Texas Charter Schools as Critics Call for More Spending...

The IDEA charter chain has its eyes set on immense growth, with goals to gain an enrollment of 100,000 students nationwide in...

An Outlook for Texas’ Charter School Teacher Pay and Certification

In Texas, the average teacher salary is below the national average, even a $5,000 raise is a huge boost to their overall...

A Look at School Lunch Debt in Texas

In 2017, when State Rep. Helen Giddings (D-Desoto) held up a piece of yellow cheese as an example of lunch given or...

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 —

What Texas Charter Schools Could Look Like Following New TEA Standards

As the Texas Education Agency debates new state rules that could fast-track charter school expansion, the role of charter schools in Texas—and...

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...

Recent Shooting at a School Near Houston Raises Questions About Gun Safety

The first fatal shooting of the year took place in Texas on January 14.  A student was killed when...

To Increase College Enrollment, FAFSA Becomes New Graduation Requirement

One of the greatest barriers to attending university is the cost.  The rising price of college tuition is making...

Age Requirements for Public School in Texas: a Primer

When is the “right” time to enroll a child in kindergarten? According to Texas law, if a child turns five before September...

Texas Parents Struggle With Childcare During the Holidays

The public school system is by far the primary form of childcare for working Texas parents. On top of that, many Texas...

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