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WALLER ISD A TEA "RECOGNIZED" SCHOOL DISTRICT
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Jun 8, 2:18 PM:

Waller, TX, district wins accolade from Texas Education Agency for 2nd year. Story could have wider appeal if reporter asked  for reasons behind highest ever results. With budget cuts, we're told schools are doing more >

Texas Senate OKs teacher pay cuts, furloughs
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Jun 8, 11:58 AM:

Loads of familiar rhetoric as TX legislature approves first round of education cuts, but little firm exploration of cuts' scope and merit. Can't allow back-and-forth without factchecking and analysis. Some hyperbole >

Why Consider Closing Successful HS?
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Jun 8, 10:15 AM:

Citizen committee recommends closing a remarkably successful high school that offers substantial college credit, up to associate degrees. Story makes case that school is serving an underprivileged student population and >

Lawmakers consider class sizes, teacher measures
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Jun 6, 8:49 AM:

TX lawmakers consider larger elementary classes and quicker dismissal process for teachers to ease budget woes. Find data to back up claims about class sizes -- research suggests a small increase has no effect. The key >

House panel approves plan to slash education funding
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Jun 6, 8:38 AM:

Scant specifics on stte-seducation cuts. Spends too much time with protesters, less with the budget itself. $4 billion is a big number. Should ask superintendents and administrators how they'll handle cuts while >

Teachers stage new demonstrations over school cuts
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Jun 6, 8:35 AM:

TX teachers will protest coming budget cuts at State Capitol. Very brief report that doesn't even tell readers whether teachers will be be missing any classroom time. Appears Monday is the last day of school. Is missing >

Texas lawmakers would cut school funding and then say 'trust me'
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Jun 3, 2:33 PM:

Lambasts legislative cuts to education, saying it is unconstitutional. Cites constitution, which calls for a "general diffusion of knowledge" as "essential to the preservation of the liberties and rights of the people."  >

Senate panel OKs school bill over objections
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Jun 3, 2:22 PM:

Storm brewing over whether or not to use the rainy day fund to decrease unprecedented spending cuts to education, with Senate Finance Committee voting to approve cuts. Both sides well articulated here. Why not add the >

HISD's Apollo project getting $6 million donation
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Jun 3, 7:59 AM:

Foundation grants $6M to expand city's school reform program. Good example of private/non-profit donations aiding public schools. Super hopes it'll become national model. More details would be good here: how are >

Inside the Unraveling of School Finance Legislation
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Jun 2, 10:28 AM:

Heavy political analysis on failure of education reform bill, but almost nothing else. Too much time spent detailing the various political manuevers that killed bill; no effort to explore what this means (or doesn't >

Lawmakers prepare to tackle school finance, teacher furlough bills in special session
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Jun 1, 6:48 AM:

GOP revives school finance and teacher furlough bills in special session. $2B funding cuts, teacher pay cuts intended to save jobs. Some good ideas -- ending seniority protection could raise teaching standards. Political >

Senator kills school finance bill with filibuster
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May 31, 9:08 AM:

Passionate filibuster by TX senator demanding more funding. Question remains: would more money do much to help state's schools? History suggests it won't. Need to know how money is used to impact instruction and >

Texas House OKs $4B in cuts to schools
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May 30, 8:31 AM:

Late-night budget battle has House passing Gov's plan to pay public schools $4 billion less than what they are owed. Equity issue over elimination of mandate to close funding gaps caused by drops in property values. >

Lawmakers struggle over school financing deal
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May 26, 3:26 PM:

Lawmakers scrambling to make necessary ed funding cuts. Real story is how will districts weather cuts without adversely affecting students' education. Talk to administrators about their plans. More money hasn't >

Lauded Dallas campus could help shoulder Texas school cuts
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May 25, 1:30 PM:

Dallas School for the Talented and Gifted might not be protected from cuts this year. Question is why it was protected from cuts before. Coverage makes connection to layoffs happening nationwide because of budget >

Once-Stalled Education Bills Live On as Amendments
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May 25, 6:21 AM:

Thirteen amendments to TX bill on instructional materials. Unknown what all amendments say. Certain ones taken out "to get bill through third reading." Rationale behind changes and why they were stripped is left out of >

Time Dwindling, Another Lost Chance At School Finance
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May 24, 6:24 AM:

TX legislature at an impasse on school funding. A largely superficial write-up that fails to explore what will happen for schools if nothing is done by end of session. A previous article tackles subject more in-depth but >

Save Our Schools Rally heads into the Capitol for protest
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May 23, 10:05 AM:

Light look at protests over $4B cuts to TX ed budget. Chanting "Save Our Schools" is easy. Educating readers on the budget debate and its impact on students and schools is a little harder. Take time to look at the issues >

2 major Texas school systems likely losing chiefs
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May 20, 11:23 AM:

Top jobs at 2 major school systems likely to be vacant, as Fort Worth Super resigns, Dallas chief looks at other job. After criticism of Johnson's record, a new leader could mean a much-needed fresh start. Too little >

Dallas-area school district ditching final exams
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May 19, 2:06 PM:

Dallas district ditches final exams after concerns too many tests took away from instruction time. Certainly kids face dizzying array of tests. Consider merits of  various tests and where there is repetition. Assessment >

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