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.
The years-long textbook saga of Texas continues.
They’ve already existed in some districts for years, but now some school employees are getting intensive, police-style training in how to respond to a shooting.
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…
It isn't often that a major national newspaper shines a light on a state's educational system, but this is what the Washington Post's editorial board did on April 7.
AP Photo | Eric Gay Joe Straus said at the beginning of the session that he was going to put the House to work on the state’s biggest problems, and he is making good on his vow. On Tuesday the House passed HB 5, a major public education…
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…
After the 2011 budget cuts, the Lege has some room for reform on public education.