New Laws In Texas

More Than 650 Texas Laws Go Into Effect Sept. 1. Here Are 13 You Should Know

Posted on · Some overlooked voting laws, permitless carry, and a ban on critical race theory are among the newly passed legislation. Reporters at NPR's Texas Newsroom partner stations break down some of the key items.

Politics

Here’s What You Need To Know About A Texas Bill That Aims To Ban Critical Race Theory

Posted on · At the beginning of next month, more than 650 new state laws take effect. Leading up to Sept. 1, public radio reporters from across Texas are explaining some of the most high profile and consequential of those laws. Today: HB 3979, which targets teaching critical race theory in schools.

Houston Matters

What We Know About The Delta Variant In Greater Houston (July 16, 2021)

Posted on · On Friday's show: How the Delta variant of the coronavirus is manifesting itself in the area, an educator's experience teaching Critical Race Theory, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week, and actor Michael Rosenbaum.

Education

The Texas Legislature Has Targeted Critical Race Theory, But Is It Being Taught In Public Schools?

Posted on · Cracking down on Critical Race Theory is on Gov. Greg Abbott's agenda for the Texas legislative special session that began this week. But Texas educators say they don't teach it, and experts say most people — including critics — don’t even know what is.