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

Nov. 16, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

State Board of Education Evolves
A rare bit of good news out of the SBOE
"...past few decades: Science advocates are praising the Texas State Board of Education. Such insanity is the result of..."

April 28, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Mixed Day for Science at the State Board of Education
Evolution wins a victory, but creationists still a foot in the door
"...unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately?) had to miss the inanity of the State Board of Education's final vote on science..."

March 27, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

State Board of Education Tries to Rewrite History
A sharpie to your textbook
"...The State Board of Education on Friday, Sept. 14, tentatively approved..."

Sept. 21, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Scholars Call on State Board of Education to Repair Sins of Past and Present
Vote expected Friday to rename Mexican-American studies course
"...scholars spent Tuesday, June 12 pleading with the Texas State Board of Education to correct their many racially insensitive..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

State Board of Education Votes Down Second Mexican-American Studies Textbook
Rejected Text, Pt. 2
" was too racist. Now, it's too rushed. The State Board of Education has rejected its second Mexican-American studies..."

Nov. 17, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Texas State Board of Education
" choose between a Fulbright scholarship recipient and English professor, or a man who once compared advocates of evolution..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Chance To Return Some Sanity To State Board Of Education
"...get elected to, and exercise such control over, the State Board of Education when they could homeschool their kids..."

Oct. 16, 2010 Postmarks

Closed Minds on State Board of Education?
"...certified biology teacher, and I testified against the addition of intelligent design to Texas textbooks at the July 9..."

Aug. 11, 2003 Postmarks

Local State Board of Ed Hopefuls Lose Again
Will SBOE's ideological wars continue for another four years?
"...Though neither Democratic State Board of Education option for Travis County voters won,..."

Nov. 9, 2012 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Same Board of Miseducation?
Republicans to represent Travis County on SBOE
"...It's uncertain if the craziness will continue at the State Board of Education, but if it ends, it will..."

Nov. 5, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

AISD and ACC Board of Trustees
Trustee elections can mean uncontested drifts or bare-knuckle throwdowns
"...Independent School District Board of Trustees..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Chronicle Endorsements: Austin Community College Board of Trustees
Educators, policymakers battle for four ACC Board seats
"...Robinson would add another business community voice. Former Texas Education Agency auditor Michael J. Lewis has more ACC experience,..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature

Ingalls Angles Education Board Bid
Former mayoral candidate Josiah Ingalls to run for SBOE seat
"...As if Texas' State Board of Education was wanting for excitement: perennial-candidate-in-the-making Josiah..."

Sept. 8, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Chronicle Endorsements: State of Texas
Senate, House, State Board of Education, and more races
"...Lou" Leeder over boilerplate conservative Dawn Buckingham to succeed professional bump-on-a-log Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay. It's not simply that..."

Oct. 21, 2016 News Feature

Scott Quitting Texas Education Agency
Controversial schools commissioner to leave July 2
"...Normally the exit of a state agency appointee causes nary a flutter, but..."

May 1, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

2006 State Races
A sampling of some of the livelier contests taking shape in the March 7 primary and the general election in November
"...another election year, and the stakes couldn't be higher. (Of course, we said the same thing last season, and..."

Jan. 20, 2006 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Life and Times of Gus Garcia
City Council Member Gus Garcia retires after more than 30 years of public service
" say, "There is no end to the amount of good you can do if you don't seek the..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

The Perils of Big Data
The up- and downsides of student information collection
"...There's a name that will be on a lot of tongues at SXSWedu. That name is inBloom – and..."

March 6, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
The year in local education
"...Judge John Dietz issued his long-awaited ruling on the state's school finance system, deeming it unconstitutional on multiple levels...."

Jan. 2, 2015 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..."

Sept. 2, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Democrats to Challenge Dunbar on Education Board
Shelton and Sadun planning or contemplating 2010 runs
"...In 2006, Republican Cynthia Dunbar of Richmond drew no Democratic opposition in her run for..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Quick Election Round-Up: State
Statewide and local primary results
"...are still being counted, and here are some highlights of what's going on around Texas in the Republican and..."

March 2, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Sadun Supports McLeroy ... Sort Of
Opponent of SBOE chairman says he deserves re-nomination
"...In today's Austin American-Statesman, UT math professor and potential State Board of Education..."

May 4, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Reclaiming Education: Hoping for Sanity at the SBOE
Will it take a miracle to oust the religious right bloc?
"...As the years of the Bush administration showed, it takes quite a lot..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Local Democrats Take Another Shot at Education Board
Third time's a charm?
"...Texas State Board of Education candidate Judy Jennings just wants to..."

Sept. 30, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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

In Search of Intelligent Life at the SBOE
The State Board of Education reviews biology textbooks, and the battle over evolution rejoins.
"...The Sept. 10 public hearing of the State Board of Education devoted approximately 12 hours..."

Sept. 19, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Education Top 10
"...largest bond packages in their history, voters across the state welcomed the Christian Coalition onto school boards everywhere, and..."

Jan. 10, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

State Races
Dems do well in Travis County, not so well throughout the state
" to support their candidates for positions on the state's two highest judicial benches – the Texas Supreme Court..."

Nov. 11, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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