Whether I lived in Chicago, Germany, or Dallas, I came to recognize one thing: it’s impossible to leave the borderlands behind.
Guest Column: University of Texas, Trinity University presidents believe the Congressional tax reform bill will limit endowments, student aid.
The four-year-old was told not to return until he gets a haircut.
There were news reports online that he had once been arrested for allegedly threatening that he was "capable of doing things along the line of what" happened in Newtown, Connecticut.
HISD spent $1.2 million to change the names of schools named for Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and more.
That’s a whole pile of ”ugh.”
The high school equivalency test is harder than ever before, and critics in Texas are seeking out other options.
Time-out is an age-old punishment. But do the controversial “calm rooms” and “focus rooms” employed in Plano and New Braunfels go too far?
The way Texas punishes truancy is downright Kafka-esque—and it’s finally getting a lot of attention.
In most states, as the old saying goes, fifteen will get you twenty. In Texas, twenty can get you twenty, if you are employed by a school district in any capacity.
Texas's Commissioner of Education gives our Perry Report Card an F.
A visiting judge has ruled that John Dietz can continue to preside over the school finance case.
Playboy's annual list of "Top 10 Party Schools" is out, with SMU scoring number one for "Best Nightlife." Former champion UT is still in the top ten, along with TCU.
The University of Texas responded to a lawsuit questioning its admissions policy by submitting a 55-page document to the Supreme Court claryifying how race factors in to its process.
Lengthy features in Sports Illustrated and the New York Times celebrate the Bears’ unprecedented sports success and its implications for the university at large.
Can education reform save a declining Austin high school?
A middle schooler’s playoff tribute to his fellow redhead on the San Antonio Spurs has been deemed a "distraction" by the Judson ISD.
The Texas Association of Business criticizes the State Board of Education's math curriculum and working in Texas pays off for women.
The Chronicle of Higher Education put together a list of the highest paid professors across the country.
Knight Raiders coach Susan Polgar is leaving for Missouri's Webster University. And she's taking the team with her.
Kiplinger private school rankings say the state's most prestigious university is also the third best academic value in the country.
The suicides of four Texas teens who were brutally bullied have prompted cries for new legislation. But one lawyer has a different plan: Sue the school districts.
Hutchison made stops yesterday in Houston and San Antonio to tout her education proposals. I went to the San Antonio event. It was held in the library of Horace Mann, a middle school on the near northwest side. Horace Mann is a single-sex campus for girls, most of them African-American…
Today’s daily message from the Hutchison campaign is that Perry’s record in education is woefully weak: stagnant test scores, rising dropout rates, a shortage of math and science teachers that keeps getting worse, inadequate state funding, several hundred million dollars down the drain for an ideologically and politically motivated plan…
David Dewhurst’s committee assignments late Friday spotlighted the challenge this session presents for Florence Shapiro, whose interest in running for the U.S. Senate places her in perilous territory vis-a-vis the Texas Senate’s presiding officer, who likewise is considering a relocation to Washington. While Dewhurst’s committee assignments shifted authority from Shapiro…
Diana Natalicio on the future of higher ed in El Paso.
Is the most outspoken member of the State Board of Education a selfless public servant or simply a prima Donna?
If you can’t get enough of creepy character actor Christopher Walken, boot up The Darkening, one of this year’s CD-ROM releases from Austin’s Origin Systems. Walken, like John Hurt and Amanda Pays, plays one of the fifty characters who meet up with the game’s hero, an amnesiac who roams the…
The private life of a public high school.