Public Schools

Politics & Policy |
April 10, 2013

The Difficult Question on Vouchers

The main bill up for discussion was Dan Patrick’s SB 23, which would establish the Texas Equal Opportunity Scholarship Program. It would allow certain organizations to award scholarships to pay educational expenses for eligible students in public elementary or secondary schools to attend private or parochial schools. To

Politics & Policy |
April 10, 2013

Crash Test

Over the past two decades a movement to increase the importance of standardized testing in public schools has swept across the country. It was born in Texas. Is Texas also where it might die?

News & Politics |
January 21, 2013

A Q&A With Mimi Swartz

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.

News & Politics |
January 21, 2013

Super Collider

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?

News & Politics |
January 20, 2013

Why Teachers Can’t Teach

Our system of training teachers is a crime that robs taxpayers of millions of dollars, robs potential teachers of competence and self-respect, and robs our kids of a decent education.

News & Politics |
November 1, 1996

No-Star Schools

Austin/Blackshear Austin/Jordan Austin/Pecan Springs Austin/SimsCrockett/CrockettDallas/Daniel James Dallas/Elisha M. PeaseFort Worth/A. M. Pate Fort Worth/Carroll Peak Fort Worth/Carter Park Fort Worth/De Zavala Fort Worth/Edward Briscoe Fort Worth/Manuel Jara Fort Worth/Maude I. Logan Fort Worth/McRae Fort Worth/Versia WilliamsGalveston/MorganHempstead/Hempstead Houston/CrawfordSan Antonio/Carvajal San Antonio/David G. Burnet San

News & Politics |
November 1, 1996

One-Star Schools

A | B | C |  D | E |  F | G | H |  I | J | K |  L | M | N |  O | P | – |  R | S | T |  – | V | W |  – | Y | – | Abilene/College Heights Abilene/Fannin Abilene/Ortiz Abilene/Valley View Agua Dulce/Agua Dulce Aldine/Anderson

News & Politics |
November 1, 1996

Two-Star Schools

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | – | V | W | – | Y | – | Abilene/Crockett Abilene/Jones Abilene/Long Abilene/Reagan Aldine/Evelyn S. Thompson Aldine/Johnson Aldine/Stephens Aledo/Aledo Int Alice/Noonan Alief/A. J. Martin Alief/Flem Rees Alief/Liestman Alief/Petrosky

News & Politics |
November 1, 1996

Three-Star Schools

 A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | – | V | W | – | Y | – | Abernathy/Abernathy Abilene/Alta Vista Abilene/Austin Abilene/Bowie Abilene/Johnston Abilene/Lee Abilene/Taylor Abilene/Thomas Abilene/Ward Academy/Academy Alamo Heights/Cambridge Alamo Heights/Woodridge Aldine/Conley Aldine/Dunn Aldine/Magrill Aldine/Oleson

News & Politics |
November 1, 1996

Four-Star Schools

A | B | C |  D | E |  F | G | H |  I | J | K |  L | M | N |  O | P | – |  R | S | T |  – | V | W |  – | Y | – | Abilene/Bassetti Abilene/Bonham Abilene/Dyess Abilene/Jackson Alba-Golden/Alba-Golden Albany/Nancy Smith Aldine/Black Aldine/Calvert Aldine/Carroll

News & Politics |
November 1, 1996

Our Best Schools

A report card on more than three thousand public elementary schools from Abernathy to Zavalla. Does yours make the grade? Plus: How Richardson’s Brentfield, Beaumont’s Pietzsch, and Mission’s Carl C. Waitz got to the head of the class.