John Havard and his wife, Andrea, created the Cowboy Jack channel as an alternative to sensory-overloaded children's media.
The governor has promoted “school choice” at seven religious academies around the state. Why there?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A loud minority of parents is making life miserable for Texas school officials—and shouting down the kids who speak in favor of lessons about the history and persistence of racial discrimination.
With taxpayer money now committed to the project, alongside private pledges, the oil billionaire’s push to create a conservative think tank on the Austin campus nears the goal line.
School board meetings in Texas's most Republican large county have devolved into shouting matches about curriculum, leaving many teachers worried about the academic year ahead.
Charles Butt’s Holdsworth Center offers leadership training—and much-needed respect—for superintendents, principals, and teachers at Texas public schools.
As the academic year ends, a rookie teacher looks back at his struggle to keep himself and his students afloat with nothing but a Zoom connection between them.
For rural families who lack reliable, high-speed internet, Zoom-style instruction is a luxury.
In interviews with dozens of football coaches, athletic department officials, university administrators, and current and former Longhorn players, we found that the athletes were largely left to navigate the turmoil by themselves.
Texas Monthly has learned that the report, to be released Tuesday morning, attempts to offer a nuanced history of the school’s alma mater, which some have criticized for its origins in a minstrel show.
Watch the video to follow Bobby Richardson and others as they deliver food, and support, to the families along their routes.
Food insecurity has soared during the pandemic, but Alamo City bus drivers came up with a solution: get food to the hungry.
How Texas grandfamilies navigated the school reopening process during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shedding Lee High’s offensive legacy may leave less money and public support to address issues of educational equity.
Stuttering is finally in the spotlight, thanks to Joe Biden’s campaign and the announcement of a groundbreaking new University of Texas research center. But it’s always been part of my life.
In the spring, racial-justice activism flourished on the affluent campus. Now, as the fall semester kicks off, Black students and alumni are hoping to see change.
Some fear COVID-19 itself. Others are disappointed by plans for both in-person and virtual learning.
Almost 2 million Texas children don’t have access to a computer or internet at home, according to a TEA report.
Texas A&M epidemiologist Dr. Rebecca Fischer on the critical systems being put in place to maximize safety in an uncertain time.
Camp Pine Cove adopted a number of safety precautions to prevent the coronavirus’s spread. It still came.
As Texas schools look to reopen this fall, I am unsure how to keep myself and the children I look after safe.
The message arrives at a time when anxious Houston teachers are deciding whether to return to classrooms as COVID-19 surges.
Student athletes wrote a letter urging officials to change the tune, which was first performed in a minstrel show.
Recommendations from the creators of Texas’s new African American Studies elective.
Students have found themselves celebrating milestones like prom, graduation, and Eagle Scout ceremonies virtually because of the pandemic.
Fish tacos, a hip-hop ‘Pomp and Circumstance,' and a fake diploma: throwing a safe backyard party was a welcome, memorable diversion.