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Teachers protest proposed cuts to education
Mar 15, 6:53 AM:

TX teachers rally against Gov. Perry's budget proposals which project a $27 billion shortfall and cuts to as many as 100,000 teacher jobs. Teachers want Perry to blow through state's Rainy Day Fund to save jobs, but >

School funding plea based on Alamo letter spreads quickly
Mar 14, 4:00 PM:

Letter from a first-year North TX school district superintendent seeking help for education from his state representatives takes on a life of its own as "the Alamo letter." He criticizes Gov.Perry and lawmakers, saying >

Protesters march in Austin
Mar 14, 11:12 AM:

Thousands rally at Austin State Capitol against plans for $10 billion in education funding cuts in 2012-13. Gov. urged to accept federal education jobs funding, redistribute money among districts and use state's $9 >

Grier plans key overhaul of HISD bonus program
Mar 9, 2:17 PM:

Tomorrow Houston trustees will consider superintendent's suggestions for restructuring teacher bonuses to save $4.6 million. Wants to more thorough overhaul in future -- doesn't think current system identifies top >

Texas teachers urge Senate to keep class-size limit
Mar 9, 6:17 AM:

TX legislator, reacting to budget cuts, wants to give districts flexibility to change class size limit to 24. Nice historic touch on genesis of class size limits in state. Information on limits in other states and a look >

Texans Duel Over Millions in School Funding - WSJ.com
Mar 7, 11:05 AM:

Big brawl, Texas-style, over use of fed. stimulus funds still sitting at the U.S. Dept. of Education. All about cash flow, no mention of where cash is flowing once it hits, if it ever does, TX schools.

Education secretary taken to task over funding issues
Mar 7, 8:46 AM:

Sen. John Cornyn locks longhorns with Education Secretary Arne Duncan over federal stimulus funds currently in limbo for Texas public schools. Duncan holding TX to same budgetary requirements as 48 states already >

Topic: Public Education | The Texas Tribune
Feb 28, 8:31 AM:

Whether or not these school positions across the state could help yield lawmakers the savings they need to survive hard economic times is still in question; most seem to agree here that there's plenty to trim from >

TX Senate bill aims to ease pressure on school districts about teacher layoffs
Feb 25, 12:30 PM:

If a bipartisan bill in the TX State Senate passes, it will allow administrators to finalize teacher layoff decisions after the budget process is complete. Makes teachers happy, but may not benefit them as much as they >

HISD Considers All Options
Feb 25, 9:45 AM:

Houston School Board holds "public workshop to discuss Texas school budget crisis"—to the tune of $15 billion. Now, now....While the fact that the well-meaning workshop took place may be fit to print,  the meat of what >

Senate bill would give Texas teachers more time to challenge job losses
Feb 25, 8:54 AM:

TX faces budget shortfall like rest of nation, predicts 1,000 teacher layoffs over next two years. Legislation proposes that within 15 days of pink slip, teacher can request hearing to keep job. Reporting fails to >

Legislature should help Texas’ charter school movement grow
Feb 23, 9:49 AM:

Editorial highlights weak charter law, presents solutions. No idea if any resistance to change. Could've taken broader perspective and provided model legislation elsewhere and what it took to become reality. Also, what >

Lawmakers May Come to Charter Schools' Aid
Feb 22, 1:07 PM:

TX charters called a credit risk, are denied access to the Permanent School Fund (PSF) and  face higher interest on bank bonds than traditional public schools. Some state lawmakers pushing for legislation to allow some >

Crisis In The Classroom: Worst Case Scenario Sends Districts Scrambling
Feb 21, 9:02 AM:

Districts face budget shortfalls, and state law prohibits cutting salaries and imposing furloughs. Reporting promotes dismal outlook, but also mentions 85% of finaces spent on salaries.  What's the story behind laws >

Lawmakers May Come to Charter Schools' Aid
Feb 21, 8:58 AM:

Bill to expand access to the TX Permanent School Fund, bond guarantee program, to charter schools.   Apparently, only the "most reputable" schools could get the fund's guarantee.  Charter association now provides >

Charter School Says It Could Profit From State Education Cuts
Feb 18, 9:38 AM:

Happy outlook on budget cuts for TX charter: increasing class sizes and layoffs in trad. public schools could mean more students for them -- which translates to money because paid by attendance. No mention of how money >

Amid looming education cuts, Shapiro proposes mandate relief
Feb 17, 8:57 AM:

TX state senators introduce bills empowering school districts to remove mandates barring teacher pay reductions and increased class sizes, one of them with input from 60 district supts. Despite concerns that lowering pay >

Growing Number of Texas Schools Using Tabula Digitas DimensionU Educational Video Games to Drive Learning
Feb 14, 4:06 PM:

Standards-aligned games increase math interest and achievement in TX. Report could've mentioned how program impacts districts' budgets -- might've provided model for others struggling to lift performance in tough times. >

Perry fires back at Texas Democrats over education spending | abc13.com
Feb 14, 11:43 AM:

Something's wrong in Congress with Texas ed funds but besides saying Gov Perry is demanding a solution, the report provides no clue as to why over $800 million isn't reaching the state.

NC looks to lower rate of school suspensions
Feb 11, 1:58 PM:

NC students are suspended at the third-highest rate in the US, with black students suspended far more than others. Data from several counties across the state, but no comparison to other states. 



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