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Texas Education Agency on the Money
Budget cuts coming to state public schools. Sound familiar?
"...The Texas Education Agency will seek about $3.5 billion less in..."

Sept. 21, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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 not so today...."

May 1, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin ISD Receives "B" Grade from Texas Education Agency
District's overall score was 89%
"...School District received a "B" letter grade from the Texas Education Agency in a report released Wednesday for a..."

Aug. 17, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Texas Education Agency Ratings
"...evaluated. Of these, only 94 were rated by the Texas Education Agency in the same manner as traditional Texas..."

April 4, 2003 News Feature

NAACP and LULAC: Texas Education System Violates Federal Law
State board members say they're just whining
"...On Dec. 19, the Texas State Conference of the National Association for the Advance­ment..."

Dec. 31, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Texas Fiction Science
The State Board of Education does its part to fantasize biology
"...But here's a bit of nonfiction: The Texas State Board of Education has just those two things...."

July 25, 2008 News Feature by Andrea Grimes

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

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

Sen. Kirk Watson on the 86th Texas Legislature
“In Texas, we don’t focus on what our needs are; we focus on what we want to pay”
"...fifth term representing most of the city in the Texas Senate. His committee posts have included Finance, Health &..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Strama and the Mystery of the Texas Score Contradictions
State rep puzzled by how students do well and badly at the same time
"...Is Texas doing well in education, or is it doing badly?..."

June 18, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

A Walking Contradiction: Texas High Schools, Football, and Concussions
Thousands of students mash helmets every weekend – at what cost?
"...many involving thousands of high school football players in Texas...."

Oct. 30, 2013 Sports Post by Joseph Baucum

STAAR Falls on Texas Schools
Academic assessment tests raises questions of fairness
"...stunned by disappointing results in the first State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, aka STAAR tests. The big..."

June 22, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

Abbott Appoints New Education Commissioner
Education advocates criticized Morath for attempting to quietly privatize Dallas ISD
"...There are some clenched jaws in Texas education circles as Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Dallas..."

Dec. 25, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
School finance lawsuits, AISD board shakeup, and more
"...candidate Michael Wil­liams as the state's new commissioner of education. Unlike all his predecessors, Williams has zero education policy..."

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?
"...in the last few years the State Board of Education has apparently managed to accomplish it...."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Top 10 Education Stories
Mack Brown, Meria Carstarphen, and the rest of the gang
"...Memor­ial After years under constant threat of closure, the Texas Education Agency, AISD, and the East Austin community came..."

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Price of an Education
As the Lege looms, don't bet the house on new money for schools
"...Gov. Rick Perry weighed in on public education last week, first in his own voice and then..."

Nov. 26, 2004 News Column by Michael King

SBOE Approves an Evolution in Texas Textbooks
Over loud objections, the State Board of Education voted to approve high school biology textbooks discussing evolution.
"...be something of an anticlimax, the State Board of Education voted last week to approve adoption of all 11..."

Nov. 14, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session
Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents
"...It's hard to imagine the 86th Texas Legislature being any crazier than the last three, or..."

Jan. 4, 2019 News Feature by the News Staff

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

Sept. 30, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Anti-Muslim Sentiment Alive and Well in Texas
Unlike Ahmed Mohamed, many members of the Muslim community in Texas experience hatred yet receive no support; their stories go unpublished.
"...he will be moving to Qatar to continue his education. Mohamed's story brings renewed attention to the prejudice against..."

Oct. 30, 2015 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Texas School Funding
Still unconstitutional
"...terrible case of déjà vu. In 2004, he told Texas lawmakers that the state's public school-finance system failed to..."

Sept. 5, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Perry Signs Education Bill: Now What?
Gov signs off on HB5 after veto speculation
"...system, it's one of the most significant pieces of education legislation in decades...."

June 10, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Perry Poisons Education Funding
How will Texas schools fare without federal education money?
"...unravel the current fight between the U.S. Department of Education and Gov. Rick Perry over emergency public school funding...."

Sept. 17, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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

Jan. 7, 2000 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

It's a Texas Issue
"...Dear Editor: Re: “Public Notice: Does Business Really Hate Education?” [News, Oct. 10]: The Texas Association of Business has..."

Oct. 14, 2014 Postmarks

Top 10 Education Stories
Edukayshun 'r' us
"...of the terrible rival plans (authored by House Public Education Committee Chair Rob Eissler and Senate counterpart Florence Shapiro)..."

Jan. 6, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
Reading, writing, arithmetic ... well, that's three!
"...2) School Finance, Still Awful In May, the Texas Supreme Court deemed the state's school finance system and..."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Poverty Knocks at Texas' Door
State's top guns order more cuts
"...Dewhurst loudly rattle their swords at the Environmental Protection Agency – i.e., attempt to distract Texans from their failure..."

June 4, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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