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Students with the Leander ISD high school book clubs will find that their suggested reading lists have formally changed.According to a report from the district’s Community Curriculum Advisory … more
Texas Republicans are increasing their involvement in local races, hoping to do more to influence municipal and school board elections that have turned into political battlegrounds during the … more
A more restrictive law designed to keep “critical race theory” out of Texas public schools became law on Thursday. Under the new law, a “teacher may not be compelled to discuss a … more
A federal appellate court has temporarily restored Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting mask mandates in schools. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals restored the … more
Four days a week, Courtney races from her Houston home to pick up her fourth grade daughter from school. They come back home to grab a snack and then head back out to make it to the … more
Leander schools hosted this year's Thanksgiving festivities through the help of 336 district-wide parent volunteers, after a semester of staffing shortages in departments like the cafeteria.

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees began discussing the district’s next steps to accommodate growth after demographers projected continued growth over the next decade. 
A federal appeals court has reinstated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on school mask mandates while it weighs whether the edict violates the rights of students with disabilities. The 5th U.S. … more
Texans don’t trust the state’s elected officials to decide which controversial books should be removed from public schools, according to a new poll from The Dallas Morning … more
The University of Texas at Austin has paused a study on a program that teaches white preschoolers about anti-Black racism, drawing criticism from multiple faculty groups accusing the school of bowing … more
On Thursday Leander ISD trustees will hear the annual demographic report and begin discussing the district’s next steps after voters rejected bond proposition A, aimed at accommodating the district’s anticipated growth. more
The U.S. Department of Education opened a civil rights investigation into allegations of discrimination in Southlake schools, district and federal officials confirmed. The … more
When the 15 members of the State Board of Education meet at its regular quarterly meeting this week, the elected group is expected to talk about how climate change and sexuality are taught to middle … more
A new report confirms what college leaders had feared: COVID-19 and resulting travel barriers caused unprecedented international enrollment losses — down 15% nationally. The … more
When Justin Richardson set out to write “And Tango Makes Three,” along with his now-husband Peter Parnell, his goal was to create a simple story. He and Parnell gleaned … more
Commencement ceremonies for the five Round Rock ISD comprehensive high schools will be held at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in May, 2022. The commencement schedule for comprehensive high schools … more
Last week only one of Leander ISD’s three bond propositions passed. Voters approved proposition B, which will replace technology. Propositions A and C would have funded construction and capital renewal projects aimed to accommodate anticipated enrollment growth. more
Gov. Greg Abbott told the Texas Education Agency on Wednesday to investigate criminal activity related to "the availability of pornography" in public schools, saying that the agency should refer such … more
During five decades in public life, Joe Biden has confronted, with varying degrees of success, nearly every flashpoint in American racial politics, from school desegregation to … more
After more than 18 months of school closures and social isolation, the nation’s more than 50 million public schoolchildren are mostly back at their desks. But two months into the fall semester, … more
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