In 1978, an eighth grader killed his teacher. After 20 months in a psychiatric facility, he was freed. His classmates still wonder: What really happened?
We watched a host of graduation speeches from the state’s hundreds of universities, and these are the ones we found most inspiring.
The richest black man in America made a big announcement during his commencement speech to the graduating class of 2019.
On Monday, the Senate passed a proposal to add four more writing tests and tie school funding directly to third-grade test results.
No shower caps, bonnets, Do-rags, or saggy pants? The principal’s dress code for parents is about more than just school-appropriate attire.
On The National Podcast of Texas, the university president talks college debt, diversity, the importance of science, and the strategy behind Jimbo Fisher’s salary.
An op-ed from the San Antonio senator and member of the Texas Senate Committee on Higher Education.
Eight different readability formulas showed the test's reading portions are at a higher level of difficulty than appropriate for the grades they’re assessing.
The University of Texas at Austin’s men’s tennis coach was among those accused of accepting bribes in a massive federal probe.
More challenges emerge to Texas’s least favorite exam.
Professor emeritus David Anderson's tribute to the late UT president—his colleague, co-author, and friend for 40 years.
UT-Austin’s tennis coach and an exam administrator in Houston are facing federal charges.
The protesters' key issue with Wilson was her congressional voting record on LGBT issues.
Leading educators and testing experts have studied the exams and find that they are asking kids to understand passages aimed two or more years above their grade level.
Bill McRaven’s successor is already facing calls to lay off administrators and redefine the system’s mission.
The University of Houston chancellor can’t stop, won’t stop.
The president of Dallas’s Paul Quinn College serves the underserved.
The university implemented sweeping changes after members of Twelfth Woman and others went public with their experiences.
A second-generation Owl argues that his alma mater should consider returning to the days of free tuition.
A report by Texas Appleseed shows that schools are falling back on a zero-tolerance approach that has proven to be harmful to students.
Chancellor John Sharp talks to Texas Monthly about a recent $2.5 billion federal contract that makes A&M accountable for ensuring the nation’s nuclear weapons will work if they are ever needed.
Podcast: Andy Langer speaks with the four-star admiral and newly retired chancellor of the University of Texas system about the holiday and the state of our American ideals.
The former University of Texas at Austin president, who takes over from retiring Chancellor William McRaven, discusses the state of the system.
The renowned educator (and native Texan) came out of retirement to lead the historically black university.
Diana Natalicio is believed to be the longest serving president of a public university in the country.
"Any woman in a higher-profile position—women in administrative and supervisory roles, or faculty role models—has a responsibility to pay close attention to these issues, and to take time to listen when students, faculty or staff seek to talk about them."
"When you have companies where women are CEOs, where they really have a hold at the top, it does make a difference. It has changed the culture. Now, you don’t assume that your boss will be playing golf, like the senior vice president that you had 25 or 30 years ago. The traditional vice president that we have now is a woman that has teenage children, and has a very different life."
"Women need to know what to look for and how to respond. It should really be taught like a life skill: this is how you do a resume, this is how you manage credit cards, this is how you understand sexual harassment and what to do if you’re in that position."
Budgetary shortfalls have left dozens of students from Nepal in the lurch.
Former state senator Leticia Van de Putte and Representative Diego Bernal discuss the childhood experiences that shaped their priorities for San Antonio’s—and the state’s—public schools.
It looks like Tillerson could be closing in on a new gig.
Abbott and Patrick are bringing the power of incumbency to bear against a Rebellion of educators, business leaders and moderate Republicans.
Guest column: This is a landmark anniversary of the end of race divisions on the gridiron.
A recent grant can help the UTSA team improve their thermal energy-harvesting system.
Guest Column: Thomas Jefferson said no nation can be ”both ignorant and free.”
We talked to the professor who has spent his life researching undocumented youth.
The Texas Lege has provided a temporary fix to a statewide problem in public schools.
Returning to the place where she began her career, Linda Livingstone looks to repair the university’s reputation.
The four-year-old was told not to return until he gets a haircut.
Where the pygmies have gone deaf.
Students believed the original language in the policy would consider a 9/11 memorial “triggering, harmful, or harassing.”
A key program that has funded struggling school districts expires this year, and school superintendents are bracing for the fallout.
How the straight-talking, coyote-shooting, tobacco-chewing John Sharp has led a bonanza at Texas A&M.
A Longhorn gives the Aggies their due.
A federal court rules that a transgender boy should be able to use the bathroom he identifies with.
Democrats and Republicans are turning non-partisan elections partisan.
An on-campus vigil honors the life of the student who died in a tragic stabbing incident on Monday.
On Tuesday, a boy was stabbed at Brewer High School in Fort Worth, and Wednesday two people were killed at North Lake College in Irving in an apparent murder-suicide.
Vandalism appears around frat houses at the University of Texas at Austin.