As Texas' school finance commission is set hold its next hearing, some members and policy experts are arguing the hearings seem set toward a predetermined outcome — making schools do more with the funding they have.
As a national debate swirls after the mass shooting in Florida, students across the nation join National School Walkout Day. With most Texas students on spring break, some did their walkouts last week.
Political candidates wanting a major boost from a public education voting bloc last week saw their hopes fall when teachers did not show up to the polls in the numbers they had expected. But educator voting advocates argue their political strength is only growing.
Seven seats for the State Board of Education are up this year but the outcome of one primary in North Texas could have a big impact on how it handles some hot-button issues. The next board's to-do-list includes setting sex education standards for the state.
For the fourth time in as many election cycles, state Rep. Mary González is battling it out on the campaign trail. Her opponent, MarySue Femath, hopes to make history by being the first Native American elected to the Texas Legislature.
Lawmakers say local property taxes are getting too high. School leaders say the taxes are increasing because the state is taking on a smaller share of public education funding. Hey Texplainer, what's really happening?
A year after the Texas Freedom Caucus first launched, the bloc of hardline conservatives in the Texas House is optimistic it will broaden its membership before state lawmakers head back to Austin in 2019.
In the latest chapter of an ongoing fight over how involved public school districts may get in this year's elections, Attorney General Ken Paxton has warned three Texas school districts to "cease and desist" what he called illegal electioneering efforts.
The Texas Education Agency created a policy in 2004 that led school districts to deny special education services to thousands of students. Some educators and officials say that cap started with the federal government.
The Texas Commission on Public School Finance will meet for the first time this week as it develops legislative recommendations for overhauling the state's beleaguered system for funding public education.