Brownsville ISD and Hanna, Pace, and Lopez High Schools have been selected to participate in the Texas Accountability and Intervention (TAIS) statewide video series. The Texas Center for District and School Support (TCDSS), in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, is producing this series to highlight effective districts and campuses across our state [...]
At present, there is no law against a charter school hiring relatives of board members and superintendents. In fact, more than 40% of charter schools are using taxpayer dollars to pay relatives, according to reports to the Texas Education Agency.
SB2, under consideration by the Texas Legislature, would ban nepotism in charter schools, but charter school [...]
Among the many discussions at the state capitol are discussions of two ideas that would affect a community’s ability to make decisions about local schools.
Parent Trigger—This idea is promoted as “parent empowerment,” but the bottom line is that after parents petition for a low-performing school to be put under different [...]
“The Senate version of House Bill 5, which the upper chamber reached consensus on after weeks of extensive negotiations that continued through Monday afternoon, still drops the number of required state exams for graduation from 15 to five in biology, U.S. history, algebra I, and English I and II. It would [...]
Schools reopen in Texas town rocked by explosion.
“A tiny Texas town shaken by tragedy took a major step toward normalcy Monday as hundreds of students went back to school days after a fertilizer plant explosion leveled homes and killed at least 14 people.” In order to help West, Texas students [...]