Texas SBOE member Ken Mercer is at the forefront of a national campaign to brand the new Advanced Placement U.S. history exam as dangerously un-American.
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Ten applicants pitched Texas regulators this week on the charter schools they hope to open. Here are their plans, with a few notes on each.
At a state board meeting Wednesday, Ed Commissioner Michael Williams defended letting the Great Hearts charter school expand into Dallas, over state board members’ vote to block the school.
Update: After filing WTF Friday, we found a stunner from Rep. Jonathan Stickland—a Bedford tea party Republican who struck this stunning pose for the […]
University of Texas history professor Emilio Zamora calls the SBOE’s decision the biggest advance in Mexican-American studies education in a decade.
In this week’s WTF Friday: David Dewhurst really, really hates Obama; the Young Conservatives of Texas hunt immigrants; and Wayne Christian resurfaces.
In this episode of Observer Radio, staff writer Emily DePrang shares details on a report suggesting capital punishment in Texas needs a major overhaul.
This week showed the State Board of Education adjusting to its new, more advisory role in textbook selection—and a few board members hoping to get some of that old authority back.
Charter school approval is now up to Education Commissioner Michael Williams, and one lawmaker says public input is getting shafted under the new system.
The Senate passed Sen. Dan Patrick’s major charter school reform bill Thursday afternoon, in a version far different from what Patrick introduced earlier this session.