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Early Voting Begins in Runoff Election For Seat On Midland ISD Board

Early voting begins Monday in the runoff election for a seat on the Midland Independent School District board of trustees. On Election Night — nearly 3 weeks ago  — it was still unclear who would be in the runoff. But … Continue reading

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Texas Education Board Set To Approve Curriculum Some Say Is Historically Inaccurate

After a politically-charged September meeting, the State Board of Education meets this week to approve “streamlined” social studies curriculum standards. Teachers’ responses are mixed.

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Texas Education Board Workgroup Changes Course On “Heroic” Alamo Defenders

After submitting a recommendation to remove the word “heroic” from seventh-grade history textbooks, a Texas State Board of Education workgroup backed off its proposal after outcry from officials and the public.

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Texas Says It Won’t Fund Education For Children In Shelters

A letter from the Texas Education Agency about funding for schooling in migrant shelters highlights the ongoing push and pull between federal and state agencies.

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Texas Teachers Unions Sue Education Agency Over Charter Partnership Law

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, two teacher groups argue Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath exceeded his authority and weakened protections for public school employees.

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Betsy DeVos Is Considering Allowing Federal Funds To Arm Teachers. Texas May Have Given Her The Idea.

A Trump administration official told Education Week that Texas first raised the possibility of using federal grants for that purpose.

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Under New Grading System West Texas Districts Mainly Get Bs, Cs

School districts throughout West Texas are now being evaluated under a new accountability system.  The Texas Education Agency has rolled out its A-F grade scale today, which measures the academic performance of school districts.

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As Midland ISD Struggles to Keep Teachers, One Parent Searches For Answers

In Midland, one parent is working to figure out why teachers are leaving the city’s school district in large numbers. The answer is a complicated one that has left some wondering what the district is doing to mend this issue.

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Texas Senate school safety committee recommends focusing on mental health, avoids gun control

The Senate Select Committee on Violence in Schools and School Safety also wants to explore new funding to help arm certain school employees.

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