Twelve national civil rights groups signed a letter in May opposing the opt-out movement and suggesting the language of civil rights had been “appropriated” wrongly by the anti-test crowd. But the letter reflects a split among civil rights groups — in some cases, even different chapters of the same group.
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When I imagine a present-day Selena, I see the star power packed in her smile, the feminine power in her hips, and I hear the love in her songs. But mostly, when I envision a 44-year-old Selena, I think of Selena the public servant.
After a long stand-off between the House and Senate, a last-minute compromise may save the prospects of truancy reform, which has gained broad bipartisan support.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has made education reform his mission this legislative session, but the success of his agenda is in doubt now that only one measure has a clear path to becoming law.
With overwhelming support, the Texas Senate voted to roll back zero-tolerance policies, giving administrators more flexibility on how they discipline students.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has championed school voucher legislation since he entered the Senate in 2007, comparing the effort to the civil rights struggle. […]
Senate Bill 895 would allow the state to take over schools from locally elected school boards and turn them over to a so-called Opportunity School District
A potentially contentious vote on a measure that would have banned school vouchers was avoided after its author withdrew the amendment.
Like an obstinate weed that just won’t die, the debate over school vouchers returned to the Capitol for the 11th straight legislative session on Thursday.
Two school reform groups backed by wealthy donors have started spending big on Texas elections. It’s a bipartisan effort the groups’ leaders say has only just begun.