Posted on · From local school boards to the State Board of Education, wealthy donors are spending big money in the campaigns that will decide the role of charter schools in Texas public education, what books students can read and how teachers discuss race and gender.
Posted on · If the delay is approved, it will mean the state's social studies curriculum will not be revised until after the November election.
Posted on · Across Texas, there are 15 single-member State Board of Education districts, and every seat is on the ballot this election. The SBOE makes important decisions about things like public school curriculum and what textbooks are used.
Posted on · A poll found that, nationwide, 86 percent of teachers say schools should teach climate change.
Posted on · Schools around the state have been able to create their own Mexican-American studies classes, but there haven't been established curriculum standards.
Posted on · After years of debate, the State Board of Education voted preliminarily to create curriculum standards for a Mexican-American studies class. But thanks to the objections of one member, it'll now be called “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent.”
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Posted on · The State Board of Education heard testimony Tuesday morning from members of the public who want to keep the current high school science standards — and from those who argue they are dumbing down Texas students.
Posted on · Textbook publisher Cynthia Dunbar was defending her company’s Mexican-American Heritage book in front of the State Board of Education last week when she made an interesting argument.
Posted on · The state board is scheduled to have a public hearing on the book Tuesday, then a committee hearing Wednesday and a potential final vote Friday.
Posted on · The State Board of Education will consider the book at its meeting next Tuesday.
Posted on · It's the only Mexican American studies book up for state approval.
Posted on · The State Board of Education took more steps this week toward allowing two new companies to begin administering high school equivalency tests in Texas, but the pace is frustrating adult education advocates.
Posted on · From the Texas State Board of Education approving new social studies textbooks this week, to a brief Ebola scare at a Houston emergency room, to legal wrangling over a technicality in Governor Perry’s criminal case: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of “non-experts” include: […]
Posted on · The Texas Board of Education is considering more thanÂ 100 proposed social studies, history, geography and government textbooks that publishers have submitted for approval forÂ use in public schools statewide. New textbooks have not been adopted in Texas since 2002. The board wonât take a final vote until November. However, a public hearing the state […]