Amid a successful first season, the University of Houston System Board of Regents voted Thursday to authorize school officials to more than double the salary of football coach Tom Herman to $3 million.
Members of the University of Houston System Board of Regents lashed out against the University of Texas System's plans to expand in Houston, calling the idea a "Trojan horse" and passing a resolution expressing strong concerns.Full Story
In Texas’ biggest school districts, most students who failed up to two state exit-level tests were allowed to graduate this year because of a new state law, according to a study by one of the law's biggest critics.Full Story
Weeks after a Houston-area mom sparked an uproar over a caption in her son’s textbook that described African slaves as “workers,” the State Board of Education tentatively approved several changes to its textbook adoption process.
In an apparent effort to shut down talk of banning guns in college classrooms, state Sen. Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, has asked Attorney General Ken Paxton to clarify where universities can prohibit handguns with the state's campus carry law goes into effect Aug. 1.Full Story
The State Board of Education on Wednesday rejected a rule change that would have allowed school boards to hire anyone they wanted as superintendent — even if the candidate had no public education experience.
For years, universities were pressured by the federal government to do more about sexual assault on campus. Now, Texas A&M University is being investigated for allegations that it went too far.Full Story
The dean of the Texas Tech University business college has resigned after a school panel found that he improperly changed the grades of four MBA students against their professors' wishes.Full Story
Amid turmoil, former Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin will leave his job as chancellor of the University of Missouri at the end of this year.Full Story
The University of Texas System plans to build a new campus on 300 acres in the southwestern part of Houston, an initiative its leaders say will drastically expand the system's presence in the state's biggest city.Full Story
Chancellor Bill McRaven said Thursday he will require that a woman or minority candidate be interviewed for every high-level position at the UT System's 14 universities and medical schools.
House Speaker Joe Straus issued more than 150 interim charges Wednesday, directing committees to study issues such as the effectiveness of border security operations and the impact of the plummeting cost of oil on the local economy.Full Story
Former University of Texas at Austin Athletics Director Steve Patterson will receive up to $3 million from his old school after his "resignation," according to an exit agreement released by the school Wednesday.Full Story
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University of Texas at Austin administrators are reviewing an on-campus confrontation between a Palestinian rights student group and attendees of an on-campus event hosted by the university's Institute for Israeli Studies last Friday.Full Story
On 11/13, I talked about the future of public education policy in Texas with state. Rep. Mary González, D-Clint; Lizzette González Reynolds of the Texas Education Agency; El Paso ISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera; and Eduardo Rodriguez of the Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development.Full Story
Texas A&M, the University of Houston and Trinity University are all under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for how they have handled allegations of sexual violence. But at A&M, the case is unusual.Full Story
In recommending how Texas State University should comply with a new state campus carry law, a task force says it shouldn’t provide storage for handguns but should ban the guns from places where students are counseled or children come to campus.
Texas Christian University decided Friday to opt out of campus carry, the new law that would have allowed handguns on campus.Full Story
In this week's edition of the Trib+Edu newsletter: Unique challenges make special ed teachers hard to attract and retain, using technology to help students learn and an interview with Jeanne Tunks of the University of North Texas.Full Story