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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There’s probably a limited chance of drama in this year’s charter school picks, but expect some debate from the board over one application in particular, from Athlos Academy. In its interview earlier this year, the Athlos team faced tough questions from board member Ruben Cortez over the school’s ties to out-of-state groups.
During a standing-room-only Hood County Commissioners’ Court meeting on Tuesday, residents voiced objections to the presence of two LGBT-themed children’s books in the county library. The commissioners supported the decision of the library’s advisory board, which voted to keep the books.
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.
The truancy system in Texas proves that sometimes the best intentions have the worst consequences. A law designed to keep kids in school is now responsible for keeping them out.
With overwhelming support, the Texas Senate voted to roll back zero-tolerance policies, giving administrators more flexibility on how they discipline students.
A team of lobbyists from the Texas Home School Coalition bring home-schooled kids together from around the state to help better represent their community.
A generation after Texas legalized home schooling, a new crop of leaders fights for the booming education movement’s future.
It’s early Thursday morning at the Texas Capitol and Yineli Carreon, 18, and Ashlei Levrier-Howell, 17, huddle around a map with three other high […]
Sen. Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) wants to change Texas’ school rating system to grade schools like students, on an “A” to “F” scale.