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Citing Challenges For Teachers And Students, Big Bend School Districts End Remote Learning

In the Big Bend region, public schools in Valentine, Fort Davis and now Alpine have all made the move to stop offering remote learning to students. In letters sent to parents and guardians, the districts cited high rates of absent … Continue reading

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Marfa Schools Close After Students And Staff Member Test Positive For COVID-19

By Carlos Morales Five students and one employee at Marfa Independent School District have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, forcing officials to close the district’s two campuses and shift to remote-instruction for the next week.

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Possible COVID-19 Exposure Sends Alpine High School Classes Online

By Ari Snider Alpine High School is moving to remote learning for two weeks after students may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19. The campus closure comes as the number of active coronavirus cases in Brewster County has … Continue reading

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Texas Classrooms Can Stay Closed This fall Without Losing State Funding If Local Health Officials Order It

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune Local public health officials will be able to keep Texas schools closed for in-person instruction this fall without risking state education funding, a Texas Education Agency spokesperson confirmed to The Texas Tribune on Wednesday.

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Texas Legislature Will Look At School Funding, Safety In The Upcoming Session

By Claire McInerny, KUT State lawmakers filed dozens of bills about educating kids ahead of Tuesday’s start to the legislative session. The most interesting discussion at the Capitol will likely be around school funding. It’s something the Legislature brings up … Continue reading

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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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