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Public Education Back Under Fire
Republicans set anti-school agenda at national and state level
"...roll back the Affordable Care Act. But as the Republican agenda gets rolled out, it's pretty clear that the..."

Nov. 10, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Nicole Conley Johnson Joins Public Education Review
AISD CFO becomes fourth member of Texas Commission on Public School Finance
"...AISD CFO Joins Public Ed Review..."

Jan. 5, 2018 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

An Education Only a Boss Could Love
Public schools lurch a little closer to privatization with HB 2
"...The House education bill introduced last week drew instant criticism from teachers..."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Pulling From TEA Report, Ratliff Argues Public Schools Better Than Charters
Ratliff gets rebuke from federal education heads for saying public schools outperform charters
"...Traditional public schools outperform charter schools: That's the aggressive stance taken..."

July 24, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Education Session
The Lege takes another run at patching school finance
"...have also become walking, talking metaphors for what Texas education does wrong. The figures laid out at the rally..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Lege Goes to School: Education Bills
"...community schools: Lawmakers have filed a broad slate of education bills, some of which fix what they've earlier broken,..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Back to Education Finance Reform
Updated: No education special, but interim committee called
"...may have squelched calls for a special session on education finance reform, so Texas lawmakers are settling for the..."

March 1, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

A-to-Z Guide to Education in 1999
"...and Audits. This was the first year the Texas Education Agency rated school districts "unacceptable" for submitting unreliable student..."

Jan. 7, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Education Funding May Require Special Session
Lawmakers at impasse over school finance
"...one knows how much the state will spend on education or how it will slice up the funding, and..."

May 20, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

State Board of Education Rejects Racist Mexican-American Textbook
Board votes unanimously to dump controversial, error-riddled book
"...are too politicized for even the State Board of Education to accept. In a unanimous vote this morning, Republican..."

Nov. 16, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

House to Address Education Funding
Speaker Joe Straus sets school finance as interim item
"...2, he issued new interim charges to the House committees on Appro­priations and Public Education, telling them to start..."

June 10, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Public Ed's Future Hangs in Balance
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, but you'd never know it at the Lege
"...pending in the state Legislature, Texas AFT and other education advocates are watching two job bills in particular. Senate..."

May 6, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
The year in local education
"...as district CEO to head up the troubled Atlanta Public Schools system. AISD trustees spent months creating an open,..."

Jan. 2, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Dying in Committee - Mass Culls
It turns out that 150 House members can't be everywhere at once.
"...a fast-moving legislator, desperately trying to get to a committee. Any committee. Every committee. As everyone tries to get..."

May 8, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
Edukayshun 'r' us
"...Memorial High School and Allan Elementary over to IDEA Public Schools to run as an in-district charter...."

Jan. 6, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Williams for Education Commissioner: Uh, Why?
Former Railroad Commissioner an inexplicable choice to lead schools
"...Welcome to the era of Commissioner of Education Michael Williams. No, do not adjust your television screens,..."

Sept. 2, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Dutton Files Committee Swap Motion
Houston Dem continues to hammer Straus over committee appointments and House rules
"...Democrats were about getting fobbed off with second tier committee assignments. But it seems that Rep. Harold Dutton, D-Houston,..."

Feb. 25, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

LegeLand: Some Key Committee Seats for Local Dems
Funding battles will start in meeting rooms
"...Feb. 9, Speaker Joe Straus finally announced the new committee lineups for the Texas House – though with GOP..."

Feb. 18, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Education vs. Education Austin
School district suddenly goes wobbly on longstanding relationship with faculty-staff union
"...2011, was supposed to be a big day for Education Austin. The union was expecting to celebrate the start..."

Feb. 17, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Media Watch: The Incredible Disappearing Telecom Committee
Two years after Lege passed sweeping reorganization of competitive landscape for delivering telecommunication services to homes, community groups wonder what happened to committee that was supposed to monitor law's impact
"...community groups are wondering what happened to a much-anticipated committee that was supposed to monitor the law's impact...."

May 18, 2007 News Column by Kevin Brass

Top 10 Education Stories
"...The U.S. Department of Education will take more of a backseat in education policy,..."

Jan. 1, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
School finance lawsuits, AISD board shakeup, and more
"...muscles on Dec. 17, cancelling its contract with IDEA Public Schools to take over the Eastside Memorial vertical team,..."

Jan. 4, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Reclaiming Education: Hoping for Sanity at the SBOE
Will it take a miracle to oust the religious right bloc?
"...takes quite a lot of right-wing extremism to embarrass Republicans. However difficult that task, in the last few years..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Deconstructing the Public Schools
"...The House has generated the most dubious bills targeting education this session. Here's a brief selection of the worst..."

May 2, 2003 News Feature by Michael May

Radnofsky's Education Fixes Fall on Few Ears
Senate candidate Barbara Ann Radnofsky demands incumbent Hutchison 'end the war on children,' lays out proposals for aiding public education
"...out her proposals for how the feds can aid public education. "Most people know that Texas leads the country..."

Feb. 3, 2006 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Public Notice: Test Your Water Knowledge
Everywhere you turn, the issue is water
"...1) Austin Water will hold a second public workshop today, Thursday, Feb. 19, to consider additional Stage..."

Feb. 20, 2015 News Column

Education: Dialing for Dollars
School funding remains unconstitutional: Will the Lege act?
"...When the subject is public schools and the Texas Legislature, it's less about what..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Ultrasound Debate Underway in Senate Committee
Senate Committee hears testimony on Patrick's ultrasound bill
"...A hearing in the Senate's State Affairs Committee on Sen. Dan Patrick's ultrasound-before-abortion bill kicked off this..."

Feb. 9, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Carona Moves "Life" to New Committee
Not enough votes to move the "Choose Life" vanity plate out of Senate Transportation Committee
"...Bill 1098) from the Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee on April 8 out of "respect" for his colleagues,..."

April 10, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

Going Public
A new Sunset Commission report recommends opening Texas' public lands to use by the public as parkland.
"...that must be persuaded to open their property to public use...."

May 19, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

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