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A new Texas law designed to limit how race-related subjects are taught in public schools comes with so little guidance, the on-the-ground application is already tying educators up in semantic knots … more
In the final days of this year’s third special session, Texas lawmakers advanced a bill that would restrict transgender student athletes from playing on school sports teams ... more
The Biden administration has thrust itself into the center of the heated debate over school mask mandates with actions aimed at shielding school boards from threats of violence and … more
A senior school administrator in the Lone Star State was recorded telling educators that if they’re going to keep books about the Holocaust in their classrooms, they must also stock material … more
When Brittany Phillips Ramirez relocated her family back to her hometown of Waco over the summer, COVID-19 precautions at Mountainview Elementary School were foremost on her mind. And as the delta … more
A total of 70 Round Rock ISD students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Westwood High School, with 44 semifinalists, led the … more
Six months ago, 16-year-old Honduran Jeffrey Flores arrived in Fort Worth with his family without knowing a word of English but secure in the knowledge it would be among the first things to tackle in … more
Round Rock ISD says it has brought in more than $3 million through the sales of  surplus assets, goods and electronics over the last two years. "These funds have gone to serve students and staff … more
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees may appoint a new member to fill its Place 5 seat, formerly held by Jim MacKay, at Thursday’s board meeting. The board voted to fill the vacancy by … more
Leander ISD staff presented options for COVID-19 mitigation and considerations, such as air filtration systems, staffing challenges and substitute teacher recruitment, at the Sept. 30 Board of … more
Voters residing within the Leander Independent School District boundaries will have three bond proposals to on the ballot in the upcoming election. With voter approval, a number of projects would get … more
Central Texas College (CTC) is among the best two-year colleges in the country for military veterans, according to the latest rankings from Military Times. The Killeen college was named the No. … more
Westwood and Vandegrift high schools were named among the best public high schools in Texas in a recent education ranking published by education website Niche. Westwood came in at No. 8 and … more
Following the abrupt resignation of Trustee Jim MacKay, the Leander ISD Board of Trustees last week held a special meeting to formally accept MacKay's resignation and discuss options for filling the … more
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is locked in several pitched legal battles with cities, counties and school districts over their bids to require masks in public schools. In a May executive order, Abbott … more
At first glance, the latest iteration of the state’s COVID-19 case tracker for Texas public schools might be cause for alarm. Case counts at a dozen of the area’s largest districts … more
It was June 3, 2020, and James Whitfield couldn’t sleep. He hadn’t been able to sleep for the last several days. As a Black man, the deaths of three Black Americans, George Floyd, Breonna … more
The Texas Senate on Monday released its first draft of a new map for the State Board of Education's 15 districts. It attempts to reinforce a GOP majority for the entity that determines what millions … more
A mask requirement was reinstated late last week after a court ruled that the Round Rock Independent School District could once again enforce its mask policy. Last week, a Williamson County … more
Students in Texas public schools are facing another year upturned by COVID-19 as the highly contagious delta variant spreads, mask mandates are inconsistent and children under 12 cannot yet be … more
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