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.
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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.
The narrative of crisis in public education, according to Diane Ravitch, has one problem: It’s dead wrong. In her new book, Reign of Error, Ravitch emphatically refutes the reformer thesis.
For opponents of Mexico’s sweeping new education reforms, the Mexican education system is clumsily following the path to privatized education and standardized testing first blazed by Texas.