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...

University of Texas Students Address Sexual Misconduct Disclosure

As colleges and universities across the state prepare to implement a new law regarding sexual misconduct reporting, students at The University of Texas at Austin are pushing to enforce tougher policies against faculty violators.

Dallas Independent School District tests out participatory budgeting

New water fountains and water bottle refill stations at a Dallas high school is hardly headline news, but these amenities represent a...
Lunch debt

Texas school districts grapple with lunch debt

When a child in a public school needs a cafeteria lunch but doesn’t have funds to pay for it, the burden of...
Austin ISD closures

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...
Texas special eucation

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...
South San ISD

South San ISD is a mess that the state needs to fix

South San Antonio ISD is in turmoil. The district’s students are protesting for mental health services. The superintendent...
Carroll ISD

Carroll ISD administrators talk school funding

Carroll ISD didn't benefit as much as some districts from the Texas Legislature’s overhaul of the school finance system.
UT Tuition

UT tuition increasing 2.6% at all campuses for 2020-21 year

University administrators at a Board of Regents meeting April 2 in Austin.  Emree Weaver / The Texas Tribune
Texas teacher pension

Texas teacher pension law lifts service fee cap

The subject of Texas teachers’ retirement systems remains contentious, in part because the state’s teachers have one of the lowest pensions in...

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