Posted on · While some teachers have reservations about the now fully online STAAR exam, their anxiety may be offset by younger students’ relief.
Posted on · From the 2019-20 to the 2020-21 school years, HISD’s enrollment declined by about 13,000. More than 10,000 of those students were from elementary schools.
Posted on · Families of children with disabilities had sued, saying the children were vulnerable and that the lack of a masking requirement endangered their health.
Posted on · The president of the Texas State Teachers Association, Ovidia Molina, spoke to Houston Public Media about what her group is hearing from its members.
Posted on · Twenty to 25% more kindergartners claimed religious or moral exemptions to vaccine requirements in the 2018-2019 school year, compared to the previous year.
Posted on · Schools can pick between programs known as the Marshal Program and the Guardian Plan. Here are four things to know about the two existing initiatives that allow school districts to arm their employees.
Posted on · International student enrollment dropped 2.2 percent in Texas and half a percent nationwide
Posted on · The report warned educators and policy leaders of the risks that in-school suspensions continue to have on pre-K to second grade students in Texas public schools
Posted on · Houston education leaders discuss everything from schools, child care, early education and Harvey impact
Posted on · The Texas Senate backed bills that would subsidize private school tuition and study the state's school finance system.
Posted on · In 2011, the Texas Legislature cut $5 billion from the public education budget. More than two-thirds of Texas public school districts filed lawsuits. Then in 2013, lawmakers restored the majority of the funding cut two years earlier. Nevertheless, a court challenge over how the state funds schools has gone forward, with arguments expected in the […]
Posted on · This week on News 88.7, education reporter Laura Isensee has been examining how schools are financed in Texas in series called âFunding Texas Schools: Fair or Falling Short?â The five-part series tells the story of parents fighting for better funding for their childrenâs schools. It also examines what the current school funding system means for […]
Posted on · Back-to-school in 2014 means big changes for students in Texas.Â Incoming freshmen will follow new high school graduation plans that include majors â or endorsements. Plus, thereâs less standardized testing and more vocational classes. Itâs all part of HB5, or House Bill 5. The new law makes some of the biggest changes to education in […]