Texas’ UIL High School Mariach...

Sep 25, 2020 by

Mariachi music is on the rise in Texas high schools. The state festival in Edinburg draws the best of the best. By Robyn Ross –...

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Texas House Considers Free Col...

Apr 14, 2019 by

An estimated 10 percent of college students don’t have permanent housing. One measure would exempt those students from paying...

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In Violation of Texas Law, Mos...

Sep 19, 2018 by

Abysmal compliance with a decades-old state law is leaving at least 180,000 high school seniors off the current voter rolls,...

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Despite ‘Hardship’ Funding, Ru...

Sep 18, 2017 by

Education advocates don’t think the funding will be enough to avoid staff layoffs and cuts to student services. Christopher Collins...

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Critics Fear New Texas Law Giv...

Jun 28, 2017 by

Texas lawmakers just gave the State Board of Education more power over textbook content. What could possibly go wrong? David R....

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Dan Patrick Offers Vouchers as...

Feb 21, 2017 by

by Christopher Hooks – You might say the true test of a politician’s character is what they do when there aren’t any...

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In Texas, School-to-Prison Pip...

Dec 21, 2016 by

by Laura Marie Thompson – Students of color and children with special needs were disproportionately affected by law...

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Houston ISD Looks to a ‘...

Sep 8, 2016 by

by Patrick Michels – The new school year marks a milestone in Houston ISD: the end of suspensions for students in grades two...

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University of Texas Won’...

Jul 29, 2016 by

by John Wright – New UIL rules forcing trans athletes to play based on birth certificates could violate Title IX. Henry...

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Greg Abbott’s Pre-K R...

Jul 17, 2016 by

On the campaign trail, Greg Abbott pledged an extra $1,500 a year for each pre-K student. But schools will actually see just $367 per...

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All the Ways STAAR Has Screwed...

Jun 28, 2016 by

by Patrick Michels – From deleted answers to missing test books, Texas’ new test vendor almost left us pining for Pearson....

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Proposed Mex-Am Studies Text: ...

May 12, 2016 by

Textbook is first from former State Board of Education member’s publishing house. When the State Board of Education put out a call...

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Lewisville Test Score Woes May...

Apr 25, 2016 by

School district will spend over $50,000 to check for more erroneous scores. Weeks after more than 14,000 students across Texas found...

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STAAR Stars, Volume Two: the B...

Apr 4, 2016 by

Shore up your secondhand embarrassment allowance, because these Texas teachers up the dork factor in their schools’ STAAR test...

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Armed Students Don’t Wor...

Mar 9, 2016 by

by Robert Zaretsky – But the unpacking of the ideal of the university sure does. During the quarter-century I have taught at a...

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New Report Challenges Claims C...

Dec 8, 2015 by

Charter schools often claim they’re getting short shrift on public funds, but a new report shows charters may actually be...

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