Education News

Texas’ Ban On School Mask Mandates Draws Federal Investigation For Possibly Violating The Rights Of Students With Disabilities

Posted on · The U.S. Department of Education announced the inquiry days after the Texas Education Agency quietly updated its guidance to say school districts can’t require masks.

Education News

Texas Sues 6 School Districts That Issued Mask Mandates In Defiance Of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Order

Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have long threatened to sue school districts that defy Abbott’s ban on local mask mandates. On Friday, Paxton made good on that threat.

Town Square

What Does COVID Safety Look Like As Houston ISD Returns To The Classroom?

Posted on · Education and medical experts discuss local back-to-school COVID policies and safety. Plus, a parent in Lamar Consolidated ISD shares her personal story about what her young children are facing as they return to a school without a mask mandate.

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.

Back To School

Houston Schools Report More Than 150 Active COVID-19 Cases On First Day

Posted on · Houston ISD returns Monday with a mask mandate and some virtual instruction, though it will only serve a few thousand of the district's nearly 200,000 students.