Texas Education http://ketr.org en Davis calls for increased access to full-day pre-K http://ketr.org/post/davis-calls-increased-access-full-day-pre-k <p>In the latest of her education reform proposals, Democratic gubernatorial candidate <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/wendy-davis/">Wendy Davis </a>is calling for increased access to full-day pre-kindergarten programs and an expansion of early-childhood reading programs.</p><p>Davis’ plan, which proposes that school districts across the state offer full-day pre-K programs beyond the three hours a day the state already funds, pivots on her push for further restoration of spending cuts made by the Legislature in 2011.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:55:22 +0000 Alexa Ura - The Texas Tribune 49372 at http://ketr.org Davis calls for increased access to full-day pre-K Abbott, Davis go after the education vote differently http://ketr.org/post/abbott-davis-go-after-education-vote-differently <p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri">&nbsp;</font><font face="Calibri"><font size="3">Less </font><font size="3">than two months before the March 4 primary, Attorney General </font><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/greg-abbott/"><font size="3">Greg Abbott</font></a><font size="3">, the leading Republican candidate for governor, can often be found on the campaign trail discussing an issue other statewide Republican candidates have mostly avoided: an overhaul of public education. </font></font></p><p><o:p></o:p></p><p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:03:33 +0000 Morgan Smith - The Texas Tribune 48656 at http://ketr.org Abbott, Davis go after the education vote differently In Texas, school finance battle is a perennial one http://ketr.org/post/texas-school-finance-battle-perennial-one <p>Running the public schools has been a policy issue — and a legal one too — for the better part of a century in Texas.<br /><br />State officials have never found a lasting way to pay for or to provide the promised level of public education in all classrooms, and they repeatedly find themselves “solving” the problem, often under court order.<br /> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:44:37 +0000 Ross Ramsey - The Texas Tribune 48534 at http://ketr.org In Texas, school finance battle is a perennial one Cooper: High schoolers will choose 'endorsements' http://ketr.org/post/cooper-high-schoolers-will-choose-endorsements <p>Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says, starting in the fall of 2014, incoming high school students will choose one of several "endorsements," which are similar to college majors.&nbsp; The endorsements will give more flexibility to students in the courses they take.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 45679 at http://ketr.org Cooper: High schoolers will choose 'endorsements' Phoenix Charter's Glasscock still Director http://ketr.org/post/phoenix-charters-glasscock-still-director <p>There won’t be a change after all, at least right away, at the executive director position at Greenville's <a href="http://www.phoenixschool.net/index.jsp" target="_blank">Phoenix Charter School</a>. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 16:03:00 +0000 Brad Kellar 28367 at http://ketr.org Phoenix Charter's Glasscock still Director Ahead of School Finance Trial, Sulphur Springs ISD Joins Suit http://ketr.org/post/ahead-school-finance-trial-sulphur-springs-isd-joins-suit <p>SULPHUR SPRINGS - The more than 400 school districts involved in an education finance lawsuit filed by the Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition now includes Sulphur Springs ISD. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:05:26 +0000 Scott Harvey 28365 at http://ketr.org Ahead of School Finance Trial, Sulphur Springs ISD Joins Suit