Eighteen UT-Austin students staged a sit-in Wednesday outside President Bill Powers' office, demanding the university halt a plan that puts 500 staff jobs on t...Read More
In other states, the school turnaround strategy has meant major charter school expansion
Texas gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott is embracing an "achievement school district"—a school turnaround program that could hand public schools over to chart...Read More
Greg Abbott's plan would bring Texas in line with federal policy and big business plans.
Even before Greg Abbott made it a campaign issue, standardized testing for 4-year-olds was already tied up in business plans and state policy....Read More
In a preliminary vote, the Texas State Board of Education voted Wednesday to ask for textbooks on Mexican-American Studies and other ethnic studies courses....Read More
The Texas State Board of Education heard testimony Tuesday on a proposed high school elective in Mexican-American history....Read More
Two Waco parents have dramatically announced their plans to keep their son out of Texas' state standardized tests next week....Read More
Randy Best, the Dallas entrepreneur whose Academic Partnerships helps public universities take degree programs online, will host Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton fo...Read More
Business leaders and Mayor Mike Rawlings say making Dallas ISD the state's first "home-rule charter" is its best bet for progress, but critics see a blatant power grab.
A few business leaders say making Dallas ISD the state's first "home-rule charter" is its best bet for progress, but critics see a blatant power grab....Read More
Ahead of this year's SXSWedu festival, Diane Ravitch's new Network for Public Education held its first conference in Austin, setting up rival conferences for th...Read More