State Rep. Diane Patrick, R-Arlington, is asking the Texas Education Agency to suspend its school ratings for a second straight year, as lawmakers rework the system.
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State Sen. Dan Patrick and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announce plan for a “revolution” in Texas’ school system built on school choice, but not necessarily “vouchers.”
There is great unrest over testing in Texas schools, and a few Texas business leaders have some opinions about what we should do. Until […]
El Paso ISD trustees are starting to take action against officials who enabled former Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia’s cheating scheme, but they’re leaving the higher-ups alone.
Five years ago, back when she still trusted El Paso’s public schools, Linda Romero Hernandez got surprising news from her youngest daughter: Bowie High School would not allow her back next year.
Diane Ravitch, the 74-year-old education historian who’s become a popular voice of resistance to the corporate-backed, test-based reform movement, brought her outrage roadshow to […]
Maybe you’ve heard. There’s a tremendous backlash spreading across Texas—and from here to the rest of the country—against the high-stakes testing regimen we rely […]
The latest federal ratings for Texas schools came out Wednesday, and the results sure don’t look good. More than 70 percent of the school […]
This is the first in a short series of posts checking in with legislators who’ll be setting new public school policy in 2013 and […]