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These Moms are Counting on Vouchers to Make a “Microschool” for Black Kids

The mothers say their public schools weren’t equipped to create a learning space that is safe for Black kids. ROWLETT — Sharby Hunt-Hart stacked a …

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El Paso School Districts Sue TEA, Halting Release of Accountability Ratings

Some El Paso school leaders believe TEA's plan to change the system was politically motivated. Three El Paso school districts achieved a small victory …

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Texas Community Colleges See Biggest Enrollment Recovery Since the Pandemic

The uptick comes after community colleges saw enrollment drop by about 80,000 students between 2019 and 2021. Texas community colleges saw a big …

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An Effort To Prep West TX Students to Work in the Oil And Gas Industry is...

The expansion, which will start with a smaller pilot in four schools between TX and New Mexico, is being paid for by the Permian Strategic Partnership …

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Greg Abbott Begins Offensive Against School Voucher Opponents

Abbott on Tuesday backed Hillary Hickland, an activist mother who is running against Rep. Hugh Shine, R-Temple. Gov. Greg Abbott is starting to make …

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District Survey: Texas Teachers, Employees Preferring 4-Day Work Schedule

After the first 90 days of class, survey shows 73% of San Elizario employees prefer the new schedule. Affirmation that the San Elizario Independent …

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After Texas Voucher Bill Fails, Supporters & Opponents Prepare for Future Fights

The House’s vote to block education savings accounts disappointed voucher advocates and likely spelled doom for additional public school funding Many …

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Texas Schools Reimagine Education Through Collaborative Program

The El Paso School Design Collaborative aims to reimagine how schools can better serve students and communities. After conducting a survey, …

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What Texas’ Tumultuous History with Literacy Means for Its Children’s Future

The state has for decades, over numerous initiatives, attempted to battle its literacy crisis by adopting the science of reading. This is the first …

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Texas Superintendents Say Lack of School Safety Funding May Lead to Budget Cuts

The fourth special legislative session this year ended without any increased funding for school safety. Public school administrators were well aware …

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Elon Musk Plans to Open a New University in Austin

The Tesla CEO and Texas resident’s charitable foundation filed an application to create the new school “dedicated to education at the highest levels.” …

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The Best Way to Teach Reading Is Proven — What Mississippi, Colorado Get Right

Texas, and other states, can be poised to make an incredible impact on their young people if they can effectively implement the science of …

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These Rural Texans Opted Out of a Degree. This Community College Wants Them Back

To survive, Texas community colleges have to prove their worth. But residents of this rural town are questioning what's right for them. VERNON — The …

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New Family College to Benefit Two Generations of Texas Students

EPCC created Family College for parents who want to continue their education but cannot due to lack of child care options. Michelle Soto knows how …

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Grassroots College Networks Distribute Emergency Contraceptives on Campus

Some policymakers worry that in states that ban or severely restrict abortion, access to emergency contraceptives may erode. Limya Harvey and Cydney …

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Grieving Houston Students’ Well-Being at Stake as COVID-19 Funds Fade

No government agency has tallied the number of pandemic-bereaved children in the Houston area, but the number might reach about 5,000. Each day after …

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Texas’ School Ratings Delayed by Court Battle Between State and School Districts

The state’s school ratings remain in limbo as the Texas Education Agency and school districts fight over how strict the grading should be. About six …

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Uvalde School Shooting Response Was a Failure, Says DOJ

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said that had responding officers followed general procedures, some victims would have survived. UVALDE — U.S. …

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Appeals Court Blocks Texas From Enforcing Book Rating Law

Plaintiffs claimed that the 2023 law was unconstitutionally vague. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the Texas Education Agency on …

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Texas School Safety Law Addresses DOJ Advice, Funding Fixes Still an Issue

Lawmakers passed House Bill 3 last year to address some of the issues that led to the botched police response during the Uvalde school shooting. A …

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5 Ways El Paso Parents Can Support Their Children’s Mental Health

A high school student, her mother and mental health professionals from Emergence Health Network gathered on Thursday for a roundtable hosted by El …

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Many Texas Community College Students Who Transfer Don’t Graduate, Study Says

Black students and students over 24 are less likely to get their bachelor’s degree after transferring, the report found. Most Texas community college …

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What One Teen’s Story Tells Us About Homelessness in Rural Texas

Georgia DeVries, an East Texas 17-year-old, shared her experience living in a car for one month last year on TikTok. LUFKIN — Georgia DeVries misses …

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Under Pilot Program in Texas & Florida, Tutoring Fees Depend on Student Progress

Cohen: Experiments with bonuses and penalties in Ector & Duval counties show why outcomes-based contracting should be on every district's to-do …

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At 93, Joy Hakim is Still in the Fight for Better Children’s Textbooks

The ‘Grandmother from Virginia’ has devoted fans, from kids to leading historians, but worries she hasn’t changed the industry. Bethesda, Maryland As a …

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Texas Children Still Struggle in Math Post-Pandemic, Schools Try New Approaches

Policy experts worry students will fall short of the state's future workforce needs. Educators hope the new curriculum will help them. DALLAS — In …

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Artificial Intelligence Schools: Innovators, Teachers Talk AI’s Impact at SXSW

Greg Toppo compiles a rundown of the key panels, workshops and sessions to check out at SXSW EDU 2024, set to run March 4-7. South by Southwest Edu …

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Groups Ask Higher Ed to Postpone Enrollment Deadlines Due to FAFSA Delays

The expected delays in the financial aid packages is the latest setback for the new FAFSA, dubbed the “Better” FAFSA. Several national organizations …

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Recruiter Logs 27,000 Miles Annually to Promote Higher Ed to Rural High Schools

Arlena Lege represents higher education opportunities at El Paso Community College to hundreds of the region’s rural high school students. Arlena Lege …

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