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After a tumultuous year that has seen students falling behind and teachers simultaneously conducting classes remotely and in person, Texas public schools face a pressurized final six weeks … more
When M. Katherine Banks became the new engineering school dean at Texas A&M University in 2012, an associate dean drove her to the Zachry building, the heart of the university’s … more
Texas education officials advised school districts to suspend the first day of STAAR testing after thousands of students showed up in person and were prevented from taking the ... more
St. Edward’s University, a small, private university in Austin with about 4,300 students, is one of a few universities in the country so far requiring students and employees to get a … more
A group of parents are suing the Katy Independent School District, calling its continued requirement for masks in schools unconstitutional and a violation of Gov. Greg Abbott’s … more
More than 40 people signed up to speak prior to last week’s Leander ISD trustee meeting. The overwhelming majority of them raised issues about the district’s high school student choice book … more
Typical public education initiatives that get a lot of attention like teacher pay raises and funding for preschool are taking a back seat to emergency needs as schools reopen … more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an update to its coronavirus prevention guidelines Friday that reduces the minimum required physical distance in classrooms ... more
Spending more on teachers lifts home prices, a new report finds. New buildings don’t matter. A study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) adds to the potential research … more
Texas will fully fund school districts that have seen student attendance drop during the pandemic, as long as they maintain or increase the rate of students learning in person ... more
Texas school superintendents did not receive advance notice of Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement ending the state’s mask mandate Tuesday, leaving them scrambling to tell parents and educators what to expect. more
The remaining Leander ISD school campus damaged by last month's historic snowstorm - Block House Creek Elementary School -  won't resume in-person school until next Monday, assuming repairs … more
Leander ISD announced this afternoon that all classes are canceled  through Friday. This includes in-person and virtual classes.  more
With their roles reversed, the Timberwolves' cheerleaders were honored by athletes for winning the 5A UIL Spirit State Championship at a pep rally, Tuesday, Jan. 23. more
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