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School districts across Texas suspend classes over coronavirus concerns, prepare for online learning

March 12, 2020More than a dozen Texas public school districts across the state, including many in the Houston and Dallas areas, announced Thursday they...

Lewd tweets, the N-word and just plain weirdness: A wild-card candidate rattles education board races.

February 21, 2020With his history of sexist, racist rhetoric and incomprehensible, conspiracy-laden rants, Robert Morrow has become one of the most unifying political figures...

Texas lawmakers approve $1.1 billion from state savings to fix teacher pension fund

May 26, 2019The Texas House and Senate on Sunday approved a plan to make the Teacher Retirement System pension fund financially healthy and give...

Teacher raises and all-day pre-K: Here’s what’s in the Texas Legislature’s landmark school finance bill

May 24, 2019After weeks of tough negotiations, lawmakers have come up with a final deal on how to increase public education funding and cut...

Texas Senate approves school finance reform bill, but opts not to fund it with a sales tax hike

May 6, 2019The Texas Senate on Monday approved a bill to massively overhaul public school finance, but did so while backing away from a...

After Texas Senate committee approves school finance bill, House panel advances sales tax increase to fund property tax relief

May 1, 2019The Senate Education Committee held a hastily arranged hearing Wednesday morning to vote out comprehensive school finance reform legislation — accelerating the...

Texas Senate rushes to advance school finance bill, passes it out of committee

May 1, 2019The Senate Education Committee held a hastily arranged hearing Wednesday morning to vote out comprehensive school finance reform legislation — accelerating the...

Texas House votes to advance bill to shore up teacher pension fund

April 24, 2019The Texas House voted Wednesday to advance legislation that would make the Teacher Retirement System pension fund financially healthy and give one-time...

Texas lawmakers promised to rein in school district property taxes. What do their plans actually do?

April 24, 2019Texas lawmakers have given property tax reform top billing this legislative session, and they agree that tamping down school taxes is the...

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, other top leaders propose raising the sales tax to provide property tax relief

April 10, 2019Texas' top three political leaders — Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen — threw their support...

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