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.
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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 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.
Texas legislators of all political stripes have agreed on at least one thing during the 84th legislative session: the need to expand the state’s […]
One problem with Sid Miller’s ‘cupcake amnesty': Texas had not, in fact, ever banned cupcakes brought from home to school. And the rule change behind Miller’s announcement took place April 2014, months before Miller was even elected.
Greg Abbott gave his first State of the State address today—and he’s positioning himself as a relatively moderate governor. How much does that mean?
A bill by Rep. Dan Flynn (R-Canton) authorizes teachers to use “force or deadly force” to defend themselves, students, or school property.