Texas Education

Davis calls for increased access to full-day pre-K

Feb 12, 2014
NPR

In the latest of her education reform proposals, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is calling for increased access to full-day pre-kindergarten programs and an expansion of early-childhood reading programs.

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.

Abbott, Davis go after the education vote differently

Jan 27, 2014
NPR

 Less than two months before the March 4 primary, Attorney General Greg Abbott, 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.

In Texas, school finance battle is a perennial one

Jan 24, 2014
NPR

Running the public schools has been a policy issue — and a legal one too — for the better part of a century in Texas.

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.

Commerce ISD

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.  The endorsements will give more flexibility to students in the courses they take.

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There won’t be a change after all, at least right away, at the executive director position at Greenville's Phoenix Charter School.

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.