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  After the systemic racism in American institutions was thrust into the spotlight last year, Texas lawmakers approved a controversial bill that restricts how teachers can talk about race and … more
The MegaKnytes, Hill Country Christian School of Austin's robotics team, finished the season in first place in Texas out of hundreds of 1A-6A schools. They ranked eighth overall in the nation. more
At least 29 states and Washington, D.C., allow or require schools to hold back struggling third graders who don’t pass state standardized reading tests, the result of ongoing attempts to close … more
Paxton Smith pulled the folded-up piece of paper from underneath her red graduation robe. It wasn’t the valedictorian speech she originally prepared, the one that was approved … more
Texas GOP senators revived a contentious bill Friday night that would limit how Texas teachers can talk about current events and America’s history of racism in the classroom, hours after House … more
Angeliki Vassilatos knew she wanted to go to a college with a program for people who are deaf or a significant population of deaf students. Deaf since age 9, the senior at Whitney … more
Dallas Independent School District teacher Jocelyn Foshay was guiding a social studies lesson with her middle school class about the amendment that protects Americans from unreasonable search and … more
After hours of passionate debate about how Texas teachers can instruct school children about America’s history of subjugating people of color, the state Senate early Saturday morning advanced a … more
The Texas Legislature is on the verge of approving a new law that would require some public schools and universities to display the phrase “In God We Trust” in prominent places inside all … more
Leander ISD received national criticism for the books that are under review for the student choice book clubs. Carmen Maria Machado, the author of one of the books under review called “In the Dream … more
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that public schools can no longer require masks on their campuses starting June 5. The decision was part of a new executive order that bans governmental entities in … more
U.S. schools should maintain mask requirements at least through the end of the academic year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its latest guidance, even after saying fully … more
The Texas House has advanced legislation that would require K-12 school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to teach “informed American patriotism” through the founding … more
The Biden administration will begin updating its guidance for travel and other sectors — likely further relaxing rules across the U.S. after largely lifting its mask mandate for vaccinated … more
The Texas House has given preliminary approval to legislation that takes aim at critical race theory and would limit what public school students can be taught about the United States’ history … more
When Texas schools returned to in-person education last fall, the spread of the coronavirus “gradually but substantially accelerated,” leading to at least 43,000 additional cases and 800 … more
Mehak Gaba from Vista Ridge High School won the 2021 Texas District 31 Art Competition sponsored by ... more
Democratic state Rep. Harold Dutton on Friday revived and helped advance a bill that would restrict transgender students from participating in school sports, in what appears to be a retaliatory … more
A series of books on a high school book club's optional reading list has spawned online protests and now, a skip day that some parents used to hold their students out ... more
Mirroring moves by other red-state legislatures across the country, Texas Republicans are attempting to reach into classrooms and limit what public school students are taught about the nation's … more
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