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How many Texas eighth-graders ...

Oct 17, 2017 by

Explore our updated data here. Each year, approximately 300,000 students begin eighth grade in a Texas public school. National...

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Texas charters getting state f...

Oct 9, 2017 by

For the first time in Texas, charter schools will receive funding from the state to pay for leasing and maintaining buildings and...

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Major Texas overhaul aims to i...

Oct 2, 2017 by

In Texas, college students sent to remedial education usually don’t make it far. A new state law that revamps how that...

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Texas school districts may now...

Sep 16, 2017 by

School districts are now allowed to create food pantries on campus to store and distribute leftover food from the cafeteria, as long...

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Texas school districts prepari...

Sep 3, 2017 by

A school in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District northwest of Houston still surrounded by water on Wednesday Aug 30,...

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Child therapists fear new Texa...

Sep 2, 2017 by

Therapists who work with disabled children in their homes saw a glimmer of hope this year, when Texas lawmakers decided to restore...

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UT System oil money is a gushe...

Aug 22, 2017 by

The fracking boom helped push the Permanent University Fund close to $20 billion, and every year the UT System gets a slice of that...

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Analysis: Texas House committe...

Aug 4, 2017 by

An eye-opening proposal to kill the local school property tax in order to force Texas lawmakers to build a new school finance system...

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Texas has more kids eligible f...

Aug 2, 2017 by

After peaking in 2013, the number of students who received free summer meals at Texas schools dropped last summer. No one seems to...

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Texas “Bathroom billR...

Jul 31, 2017 by

The ongoing debate over bathroom restrictions for transgender Texans has shed a light on the complex process individuals face in...

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Analysis: For lawmakers, like ...

Jul 29, 2017 by

The governor put a number of public education proposals on the Legislature’s plate for the current special session. Getting...

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Abbott adds school finance, re...

Jul 20, 2017 by

  In what seems to be an overture to the House, Gov. Greg Abbott added two new education-related issues to his special session...

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Federal judge throws out effor...

Jul 8, 2017 by

A federal judge said that three professors suing the state to block campus carry didn’t present any “concrete evidence to...

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Man behind Fisher affirmative ...

Jun 28, 2017 by

After years of challenging the University of Texas at Austin’s use of affirmative action in federal court, Edward Blum will now...

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California’s Texas trave...

Jun 24, 2017 by

The decision to ban California state employee travel could have an effect on Texas’ ability to host California teams and NCAA...

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College readiness drops back t...

Jun 5, 2017 by

By Michael Marder – College readiness of Texas high school graduates has plummeted. This does not mean quite what it seems:...

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Texas school districts cut cos...

Jun 3, 2017 by

Superintendents in hundreds of Texas school districts rely on a pot of state funds that expires in September. Without drastic...

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For special ed advocates, one ...

May 11, 2017 by

With a major bill for students with disabilities flying to the governor’s desk, special education advocates are looking ahead...

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Texas Senate backs bill that c...

May 9, 2017 by

State Sen. Bob Hall, R-Canton, answers questions on Senate Bill 2095, a bill regarding steroid use by University Interscholastic...

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Abbott signs “sanctuary ...

May 8, 2017 by

Gov. Greg Abbott signed a ban on “sanctuary cities” on Sunday, putting the final touch on legislation that would also...

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