Tag Archives: Public Education
Despite a 2015 law requiring suicide prevention training for teachers, state officials say they do not monitor or enforce the requirement.
Pretty much everyone at Fairfield High School liked Jonathan Childers, a 15-year-old with kind brown eyes and a wide smile. The freshman played football, lifted...Read More
Finding a good elementary school in Houston is easy — if you live in the right neighborhood, or can take on a school search as a full-time job.
Single mom Malkia Hutchinson never thought she'd be buying a $300 test prep kit for her 4-year-old, but that's how "school choice" shapes up in Houston....Read More
Critics say the orders aren't necessarily irrelevant just because they’re old.
The last Texas districts remaining under decades-old desegregation orders are working to get out from under them. But are the orders irrelevant just because the...Read More
‘The blood is on their freaking hands if anything happens to these kids,’ says one parent of a trans student.
"The blood is on their freaking hands if anything happens to these kids," says one parent, fighting for her trans child's right to use school restrooms. ...Read More
Struggling Marlin ISD says it’s ready to become ‘ground zero’ for standardized test reform.
Struggling Marlin ISD says it’s ready to become ‘ground zero’ for standardized test reform. ...Read More
Report confirms that the latest STAAR test took longer to complete than required by state law.
A report confirms what parents suspected: That the latest STAAR test took longer to complete than required by state law. Now, their court battle goes on....Read More
The Texas attorney general hopes to block federal guidance on accommodating trans students' use of restrooms at school.
U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor will hear Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's request for a temporary injunction against the Obama administration's guidance...Read More
Depending on whose measure you’re using, Texas is somewhere between 38th and 49th in the nation when it comes to per-student funding. Instead of wallowing in ...Read More
New UIL rules forcing trans athletes to play based on birth certificates could violate Title IX.
New UIL rules force high school trans athletes to play according to birth certificates, potentially violating Title IX. UT, which oversees UIL, won't get involv...Read More