Charles Butt’s Holdsworth Center offers leadership training—and much-needed respect—for superintendents, principals, and teachers at Texas public schools.
One constitutional amendment on the ballot poses a question that often vexes lawmakers—short-term need, or long-term benefit?
No shower caps, bonnets, Do-rags, or saggy pants? The principal’s dress code for parents is about more than just school-appropriate attire.
A troubling new report by NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth found dozens of schools have been relying on small “recovery rooms” in order to deescalate students with disabilities or behavioral issues.
In February, Judge John Dietz ruled that the state's current school finance system was unconstitutional. However, the legislature's restoration of some of last session's deep cuts to schools during the 83rd legislative session could be a game changer for the lawsuit.
UPDATE: This post has been corrected to accurately reflect the graduation requirements under HB 5. Yesterday I wrote about the Washington Post’s editorial on the changing graduation requirements that are working their way through the Legislature. I received a call yesterday from Tom Luce, who had read my
The House will take up HB 5 on the floor today and will debate whether the measure is sufficiently rigorous to achieve college readiness.
The poll of likely voters was conducted jointly by Democratic pollster Keith Frederick and Republican pollster Jan van Lohuizen. A release about the results says, “A strong majority of Texas voters support using some of the $12 billion in the state’s Rainy Day Fund to restore the $5.4
Why are so many students in Texas unable to read? The answer is obvious: because the school system has failed them.