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.
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.
In this week's Q&A, we interview Kevin Cokley, a professor in the the Department of Educational Psychology as well as the Department of African and African American Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.Full Story
In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights Schools on Trial.Full Story
Nearly two-thirds of teachers at less affluent schools believe their students should be required to take more computer science courses but were less confident that their school boards shared that priority.Full Story
Just as the Brown family of Kansas agreed to join a suit against the Board of Education in the 1950s to desegregate public schools, the McCleary family of Washington agreed to take on their state’s inability to fully fund public education.Full Story
Thanks to the innovative ideas of a few lead teachers, the fast-growing district of South Fayette, Pa., has transformed the way its students and teachers approach learning.Full Story