For decades, my alma mater has maintained a permissive alcohol culture that discourages students from going off campus to drink. But seven hospital transports during a recent party are forcing administrators to rethink their approach.
Adeeb Barqawi founded the nonprofit ProUnitas, which helps connect social, health, and education services with the students who need them most.
San Antonio’s Leon and Leticia McNeil have introduced generations of Black and Latino youth to the outdoors through their nonprofit, City Kids Adventures.
The woman who reported being physically abused in 2014 was awarded $270,000 in damages.
Superintendent Mike Miles Has Big Plans for Houston ISD. A Five-Foot-Tall Retired Teacher Stands in His Way.
This summer, the Texas Education Agency took control of the state’s largest school district. Ruth Kravetz has mobilized an army of parents and educators to fight back.
She may be a Republican, but she doesn’t love vouchers (though she doesn’t think they’re the end of the world, either).
It sounds extreme, but so is our weather.
Round House Paper in Cedar Hill aims to tackle reading-level disparities by centering little readers in Black communities.
In her new memoir, ‘Up Home,’ Ruth J. Simmons details how she defied the constraints of her segregated childhood and turned her humble origins into the key to her success.
We analyzed the Texas lieutenant governor’s argument about why he was right to have A&M investigate a professor who’d allegedly made critical comments about him.
Now that right-wingers have forced out a top-notch journalist at my alma mater, I worry that future students won't enjoy the same opportunities I did.
The governor has long suffered from the reputation that he’s a policy lightweight. He’s turning it around this year in five easy steps.
The Texas Education Agency just took over the state’s largest school system. Parents and teachers are furious. But some city leaders insist that, after decades of poor performance by HISD, disruption is necessary.
Uniquka Christian hosts classes for young aspiring fashion designers through her program, Student ICONS.
The conservative, gun-toting superintendent of Fort Davis Independent School District is fed up: “I’m not patient enough to spend time with assholes in Austin, and I’m not rich enough to buy any votes.”
As fewer young people seek trade careers, Hill Country building specialist Richard Laughlin hopes to interest students in a career path full of opportunity. First assignment? Build a tiny home.
The Human Dimensions of Organizations program dives deep into human behavior and motivation.
Months-long preparations, complete with celebrity guests, pep rallies, and theme days, have turned a standardized test into an anxiety-ridden circus for kids.
“I went back to school after 15 years because I wanted to finish what I had started, which was to pursue my dream of becoming an attorney." MBA/J.D. student, Vanessa Ortega discusses how St. Mary's University is helping make her dream a reality.
The lawmaker from Frisco has rallied right-wingers by promising to remove “sexually explicit” books from shelves. But he may lose them by targeting a beloved Texan classic.
John Havard and his wife, Andrea, created the Cowboy Jack channel as an alternative to sensory-overloaded children's media.
Preaching to the Choir: Greg Abbott Tours Private Christian Schools (Exclusively) to Make the Case for Vouchers
The governor has promoted “school choice” at seven religious academies around the state. Why there?
UT Extended Campus offers a wide variety of programs designed to take your career to the next level.
For underprivileged kids, the biggest obstacles to success—homelessness, hunger, violence—reside outside the classroom. Dallas businessman Randy Bowman, who grew up poor himself, is betting on an unconventional fix.
Mark Nesmith is an art teacher and Beaumont native with a simple message: you don't need to travel far to foster a creative life.
Internal documents offer new insights into an unprecedented ploy in Wimberley to divert public-education dollars to private schools.
What seems like an outbreak of local skirmishes is part of a decades-long push to privatize the education system.
Acclaimed for his research on the Big Bend region and the Porvenir massacre, David Keller was suddenly marched out of Sul Ross State University in December.
Continue your professional education at UT Extended Campus.
Barbara Yarbrough has taught and volunteered in Midland since segregation—and has won national recognition at age 87.
Making sense of the politics behind the unprecedented attacks on Texas school library volumes that deal with issues of race and gender.
At the high-tech testing ground near College Station, the Army can develop its future drones, missiles, lasers, and vehicles.
Maryam Zafar, a college junior, wanted to improve the Round Rock schools she had attended. Then she saw how hard it was.
The fifteen-member State Board of Education will determine how public school educators and textbooks teach issues such as sexual orientation and race.
Political operatives descended on the Hill Country town of Wimberley with a scheme to send taxpayer dollars to private schools. Now they’re shopping the same blueprint elsewhere.
Will Van Overbeek's images, with words by Oscar-winning screenwriter and Texas A&M alum and proud Aggie Al Reinert, were "good bull."
Far in the Panhandle, an upstart ag program at a small-town school has become a start-up business run by the students.
Barre Wheatley leads an ambitious program that encourages students to shoot for the moon.
Undermining public schools has been a winning strategy for governors in several states. But for many rural, conservative communities in Texas, such schools are the only game in town.
Sown into the seemingly endless South Plains almost 100 years ago, Texas Tech has emerged and grown into an institution that delivers the highest level of academic excellence.
After a pilot program with Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites, officials are opting to dig Biden-backed fiber to bring the internet to rural families.
Two special-education teachers at West Brook Senior High launched a school-wide cookie-baking program that brings together students of all kinds.
At the sprawling North Texas community college, four professors say they were let go for speaking their minds. They’re not going quietly.
Two right-wing activists in the high-performing, highly diverse Katy Independent School District aim to unseat incumbents in Saturday’s election.
With clients including barbecue joints and the USDA, the welding program at Sam Champion High School is a template for vocational programs across the U.S.
There’s a long tradition in Texas of moral panics over what schools are teaching kids. The newest iteration is particularly quaint.
After two years of hell, Texas teachers are burned-out, angry, tired—and sounding the alarm about public education.
The allegation isn’t true. But that isn’t stopping some politicians and right-wing activists from running with it.
I’ve been the target of censorship and vicious harassment, but my greatest worry is what this trend means for young people who rely on school libraries.
I grew up in Southlake and was mostly blind to the racism all around me. The NBC series changed my perspective.