Posted on · With Gov. Greg Abbott’s statewide mask mandate ending next week, some school districts are likely to face contentious discussions about whether to continue requiring masks in schools.
Posted on · The appeals court upheld a temporary injunction that stops Texas from ousting Houston ISD's school board. But the legal battle is not over.
Posted on · State lawmakers had previously asked the Texas Education Agency to seek a federal waiver to cancel the standardized tests.
Posted on · Most Republicans voted against proposals to teach middle and high school students about consent, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Posted on · Abbott said local health authorities can't shut down in-person instruction before school has even started. He said an outbreak on campus once students have arrived could prompt a closure by health authorities.
Posted on · After Paxton's guidance, the Texas Education Agency reversed course and announced that the state won't fund schools that remain closed under a local public health mandate.
Posted on · Facing growing backlash from teachers, parents and health officials, Texas education officials Friday relaxed a previous order that would have given public schools just three weeks from the start of the fall semester to reopen their classrooms for in-person instruction.
Posted on · A high-tension hearing is expected Monday as the Texas State Board of Education begins considering changes to its statewide policy for health education, including teaching middle schoolers about contraception.
Posted on · Abbott notified lawmakers of the plan during a conference call Thursday.
Posted on · Texas will not be able to seize power of Houston ISD's school board until the state judge issues a final ruling on the lawsuit challenging the takeover.
Posted on · U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel rejected the district's argument that ousting the Houston school board would disenfranchise voters.
Posted on · Houston ISD lawyers told a federal judge the education commissioner is exceeding his authority, and asked for a preliminary injunction stopping him from booting out the elected school board of the state's largest district.
Posted on · Questions about the reading and writing tests arose after some education advocates pointed to studies showing passages were written above elementary and middle schoolers' grade levels.
Posted on · The U.S. Department of Education found that Laurie Kash's disclosures about how the TEA awarded a contract were "contributing factors" in her termination.
Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced they have finalized the details of the three bills that will accomplish their top policy goals.