A school employee was accidentally shot yesterday during one of Van ISD's gun safety courses.
After the 2011 budget cuts, the Lege has some room for reform on public education.
By The Daily Beast. We already knew they were great.
A 35 percent drop over six years, according to a recent report.
As most readers know, one of the battles of the 83rd Legislature is likely to occur over the use of public funds for private schools. Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst and Senator Dan Patrick are backing the proposal. (At a recent Texas Tribune event, Speaker Straus urged caution on the issue.) The…
Once again a judge rules that the state’s school finance system in unconstitutional.
State district judge John Dietz is set to rule today following closing arguments in the school finance litigation. His decision could have huge ramifications for the state budget. It’s hard to argue that the state’s support for public education meets either the efficiency standard or the adequacy standard. The target…
State legislators propose a bill that would allow communities to raise taxes in order to fund the school security measures they prefer.
Activist Glenda Joe on the immigrant experience in Houston.
Forty years (and more) of the exuberant, eclectic neighborhood where I was born, grew as a writer, and found inspiration for the early pages of this magazine.
Why the capital should rightfully be Houston, not Austin.
With a largely Protestant bias, according to examples culled by the Texas Freedom Network.
On a day that no other U.S. senator was willing to be interviewed on TV about gun rights, Rep. Louie Gohmert joined Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson in calling for more guns in schools.
New data from the U.S. Department of Education says that Texas is tied for fourth place with a high school graduation rate of 86 percent for the 2010-2011 school year.
Some people didn't find Beaumont Central's satirical halftime show, with students dressed up as Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Big Bird, to be all that funny.
The Frito-Lay snack has been targeted for banning by some school districts, even in home-packed lunches. Also, it's not just your fingers that the stuff turns red.
This week marks Rice's 100th year as an institution of higher education. Here are five of the school's defining moments.
Linden junior high school chemistry teacher William Duncan is arrested for dealing meth, inspiring inevitable Breaking Bad comparisons.
In the latest Princeton Review ranking, three Texas institutions of higher learning made the list of schools most "LGBT-unfriendly."
El Paso, which is no stranger to scandals, is facing another nick against its reputation after the TEA found its school district to be engaging in "unethical and illegal acts."
A friend says breast cancer is the reason former El Paso County Judge Dolores Briones helped embezzle money from a program for mentally ill children.
The Fordham Institute singles out zip codes in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, but his criteria is limited and imprecise.
Only nineteen cheerleaders were picked for Colleyville Heritage High School's squads this year, down from sixty in previous years.
The Revisionaries, a new documentary about the State Board of Education, received rave reviews after its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The fallout from the state legislature's record $5.4 billion cut to school finance continues.
Test your smarts with 15 sample questions from the new STAAR subject matter tests.
Perry conducted a Kardashian-level of media courtship at the Capitol, where he told reporters he won't rule out another run for governor or president.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Fisher v. Texas, a case that could limit or eliminate using race as a college admissions factor.
In a Q&A with the Atlantic, Kentucky senator Rand Paul handicaps his father's presidential campaign and its larger impact on the Republican Party.
Bobby Jackson has taught students in the Aransas County school district about the Plains Indians, the Battle of San Jacinto, and Spindletop since the state celebrated its sesquicentennial. How he does it bears no resemblance to the class I took when I was stuck in middle school.
The executive editor on the controversial superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, the politics involved in public education, and how parents need to be more vocal and vigilant.
Terry Grier is the hard-charging, reform-minded, optimistic superintendent of the largest school district in the state. He’s also the most divisive, embattled, and despised man in Houston. Did it have to be this way?
When parents at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, in Austin—where the Capital City’s moneyed elite have educated their kids for more than fifty years—rebelled against the teaching of Brokeback Mountain, it was, you might say, a learning experience for everyone involved.
How an angry parent’s e-mail turned an elite Houston private school into a political battleground.
The battle lines over redistricting.
Eleven years later, the Permian High School Panthers remember Friday Night Lights, the book that put them—and Odessa—on the map.
William Martin talks about how charter schools could fundamentally change the Texas education system.
The future of Texas depends on how well we are able to educate kids who can’t speak English. Has an elementary school in El Paso figured out the best way to do it?
The charter school craze hits Texas.
An open letter to the lucky new chair of the most dysfunctional agency in Texas, the State Board of Education.
One woman’s unlikely crusade to help poor kids succeed—and what Texas can learn from her example.
In 2006 Texas schools still can’t teach English to Spanish-speaking students. Here’s what we should do about that—now.
The controversial home of an embattled college president is a symbol of a Panhandle brawl full of conspiracies.
Thanks to her fight against illiteracy, the first lady of Texas is getting more attention than most of her predecessors— and much more than she’d like.
Meet one very talented teacher, who, since he hadn’t ingested the required amount of educational gobbledygook, lost his job.
Texas co-eds are seeking additional daddies to pay down debt
Without having much reason to.
The ACLU's annual report says there are fewer than ever, but such authors as Twain, Hemingway and Salinger still get "challenged" in some ISDs.
Gilmer High School Principal released a statement to parents cautioning against use of digital drugs as a danger to East Texas teens.
The small town northwest of Fort Worth revisited its corporal punishment policy after the parents of two female high school students complained about the force used by a male assistant principal.