It sounds extreme, but so is our weather.
The conservative, gun-toting superintendent of Fort Davis Independent School District is fed up: “I’m not patient enough to spend time with assholes in Austin, and I’m not rich enough to buy any votes.”
Months-long preparations, complete with celebrity guests, pep rallies, and theme days, have turned a standardized test into an anxiety-ridden circus for kids.
For underprivileged kids, the biggest obstacles to success—homelessness, hunger, violence—reside outside the classroom. Dallas businessman Randy Bowman, who grew up poor himself, is betting on an unconventional fix.
Mimi Swartz’s latest epic is a must-read tale of a decades-long attempt to sabotage Texas’s public schools.
What seems like an outbreak of local skirmishes is part of a decades-long push to privatize the education system.
Making sense of the politics behind the unprecedented attacks on Texas school library volumes that deal with issues of race and gender.
Maryam Zafar, a college junior, wanted to improve the Round Rock schools she had attended. Then she saw how hard it was.
The fifteen-member State Board of Education will determine how public school educators and textbooks teach issues such as sexual orientation and race.
Political operatives descended on the Hill Country town of Wimberley with a scheme to send taxpayer dollars to private schools. Now they’re shopping the same blueprint elsewhere.
Undermining public schools has been a winning strategy for governors in several states. But for many rural, conservative communities in Texas, such schools are the only game in town.
Two right-wing activists in the high-performing, highly diverse Katy Independent School District aim to unseat incumbents in Saturday’s election.
Katy ISD is considering a ban on the Pulitzer Prize–winning graphic novel about the Holocaust. Here’s what the book taught me.
After two years of hell, Texas teachers are burned-out, angry, tired—and sounding the alarm about public education.
A loud minority of parents is making life miserable for Texas school officials—and shouting down the kids who speak in favor of lessons about the history and persistence of racial discrimination.
Travis County offered the electric car giant a package of tax incentives worth about $1,200 a year for each of the five thousand jobs it promises to create at its new factory.
Eight different readability formulas showed the test's reading portions are at a higher level of difficulty than appropriate for the grades they’re assessing.
Property taxpayers will cover sixty percent of school costs. How did it come to this?
Can lawmakers invest in the future of Texas children with $2.8 billion less to spend?
Diane Ravitch’s scorched-earth critique of high-stakes testing and education reform.
Hispanics now comprise nearly 51 percent of the state's student body.
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
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?
With a largely Protestant bias, according to examples culled by the Texas Freedom Network.
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?
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.
The governor rejected calls to revisit school finance issues during his Tuesday media blitz, but his critics say he also overstated current funding levels.
After a year on the job, the superintendent of the largest school district in Texas is loathed and loved in equal measure. Does that mean he’s doing his job?
A tip of the hat to risk-taking, barrier-breaking, establishment-tweaking Texans.
Soft drinks in our public schools.
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At a school whose children come from some of the poorest communities on the border, the way to excellence begins with sheer will and a culture of success.
Facing the obstacles of an inner-city Beaumont neighborhood, a committed, innovative principal and her demanding staff expect the best and accept no excuses.
With a private-school atmosphere, involved parents, and a veteran principal and faculty, this Richardson school makes the most of its many blessings.
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Why good schools have clean bathrooms and principals who don’t wear high heels.
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.
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Head of the class.
Head of the class.
Reinventing the public school.
In Dallas, people call the new superintendent of schools the Messiah. Now all Marvin Edwards has to do is prove they’re right.
A kindergarten teacher tells what she learned in school.
The private life of a public high school.