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The death of a 20-year-old Texas A&M University student from COVID-19 last week spurred fear, frustration and sadness on the College Station campus. In the days since the biomedical science major … more
J.R. Hughes has been named the new principal of Cedar Valley Middle School. Hughes has served as the assistant principal of Paetow High School in Katy ISD since 2020. During that time, he … more
Heath Walz has been named the principal of Ridgeview Middle School. Walz has served as the associate principal of Cedar Ridge High School since 2018. During that time, he helped plan and assess … more
After discussion about COVID-19 safety measures on Thursday, the Leander ISD Board of Trustees resolved to direct Administration to investigate additional COVID-19 mitigation resources.The board … more
Leander ISD received a bond rating upgrade from another major bond rating agency, marking the second time in the past five years that the district’s bond rating has been upgraded. Citing the … more
The Texas attorney general’s office filed even more lawsuits Tuesday against districts that require students to wear masks to school. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced … more
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has unleashed another wave of lawsuits against school districts over their masking policies — but one of them says it doesn’t even require face … more
Misty Russell, a mother of three, had just moved to Greenville, South Carolina, and was ecstatic for her 8-year-old daughter to attend school in-person in a new state and school district. But, after … more
For the first time in the Texas mask wars, Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing six school districts that have defied Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on local masking orders. Paxton on Friday sued … more
Wearing masks all day isn’t a big deal for Brooke Vaught’s 375 students. They compliment each other on their cool choices — bright colors, Batman, funky designs — they put them … more
Toward the end of the last school year, Tomas Garcia made the difficult but, in his mind, right decision to leave teaching after 15 years. Like countless other educators, Garcia has loved the … more
The Texas chapter of the NAACP, along with the civil rights organization’s University of Texas at Austin chapter and a group of anonymous students, has filed a complaint with the U.S. … more
At least 45 small school districts across Texas have been forced to temporarily stop offering in-person classes as a result of COVID-19 cases in the first few weeks of the new school year, according … more
As the Texas Legislature's special session wound down Thursday, lawmakers sent Gov. Greg Abbott a reworked version of the GOP’s so-called “critical race theory” bill, which aims to … more
Less than a week before the special session ends, Texas lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk that would expand and fund virtual learning, but would exclude students who failed their … more
Setting up a potential showdown with Republicans in the final days of the second special legislative session, a House Democrat blocked a committee vote to advance a bill that restricts transgender … more
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees adopted a total 2021 property tax rate of $1.3370 on Friday. This includes $0.8720 for Maintenance and Operations (M&O) and $0.4650 for Interest and Sinking … more
WASHINGTON — The Education Department opened civil rights investigations in five Republican-led states asking whether bans on school mask mandates discriminate against students with … more
After months of political wrangling, the Texas House has advanced a bill that could give retired teachers, counselors and other school staff a one-time payment of up to $2,400. Senate Bill 7, … more
After months in limbo, Texas lawmakers took a step toward expanding and funding virtual learning as the pandemic still proves a threat to families not yet comfortable sending their children back to … more
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