Texas Takeover of Houston ISD Complete as Mike Miles Named Superintendent, Board Replaced

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath officially removed Houston ISD’s elected school board and superintendent from power Thursday, replacing them with an appointed governance team...

Analysis: The “Parental Rights” Argument Is Based On A Lie

It’s hard to argue against more rights for people, and the people who are pushing for the end of the public school system under...

Admitting Climate Change is Real Would be Bad for GDP, Says State Board of...

Texas textbooks will likely have watered-down lessons on climate change thanks to criticism from the State Board of Education, who says negative depictions of...

Austin ISD Plans To Cut $30 Million In Vacancies Amid $60 Million Deficit

The Austin Independent School District (AISD) is facing a potential $60 million deficit next year and plans to cut at least $30 million in...

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.  The district’s decision to appeal Wheatley’s...

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 announced Wednesday and Thursday they would extend...

Easy Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer

In addition to the usual subjects, Texas students also took a crash course in distance learning this spring. Some parents are already concerned about...

Tarrant County Schools’ In-Person Reopening Delayed

Health authorities for Tarrant County, Arlington and Burleson announced Tuesday that area public and nonreligious private schools will start the school year online and...
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