This testimonial is an excerpt from “Recovering Untold Stories: An Enduring Legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education Decision.”
BY BRIGITTE LOUISE BROWN | CONTRIBUTOR, THE 74Read More
The 74 has gathered a wonderful collection of stories, memoirs, and personal accounts of the Supreme Court’s historic and pivotal decision to ban segregation in Brown vs. Board of Education. Over the next week, we will be sharing a handful of these stories, but we highly recommend visiting The 74 to read them all!
THE 74Read More
“Tax policy and state policy get mixed in unexpected ways in the Texas Legislature. Lawmakers are considering tax bills that would regulate vaping and trying to work out the social policy kinks in what could be the largest tax proposal of this legislative session.”
BY ROSS RAMSEY | TEXAS TRIBUNERead More
I can’t help but wonder why the broader conversation doesn’t include examples of great work being done in the field to remedy the inequities in higher education, which make a high-income student five times as likely to have a bachelor’s degree by age 24 as a low-income student.
ALLAN GOLSTON | THE 74 CONTRIBUTORRead More
"The Texas Permanent School Fund, created 165 years ago to help in just this kind of crisis, stands today at $44 billion. But when the numbers are adjusted for inflation, it is sending less money to schools than it did decades ago.
HOUSTON CHRONICLE INVESTIGATIONRead More
This week, the board will vote on final changes to curriculum standards, which proponents say provide teachers with clarity, while critics claim they are still historically inaccurate. If the board votes to pass the new standards as expected, they’ll go into effect next school year.
BY KATHRYN LUNDSTROM | TEXAS TRIBUNERead More
Using grants funds from the Department of Education, the schools will help with housing, food and counseling, as well as medical and dental health.
HOUSTON PUBLIC MEDIARead More
“We’re what is called a ‘fast growth school district’ but we weren’t expecting 80,000 kids until late in the Spring time. Here we are hitting it just before the winter Christmas break,” Hindt said.
By Mike Glenn | HOUSTON CHRONICLERead More
The Houston ISD Board of Trustees is meeting for the first time since their interim superintendent Grenita Lathan was ousted and later reinstated.
The mood and atmosphere on Thursday were much calmer than the explosive board meeting in October.
By Nick Natario | ABC 13Read More
Disability rights advocates have dug up documents appearing to show Texas spent $41.6 million less on kids with disabilities in 2017 than the year before, raising the prospect of yet another federal financial penalty.
BY ALIYYA SWABY | TEXAS TRIBUNERead More
Thousands of residents in the Dallas, Frisco and Richardson school districts sent a strong message that kids in their communities deserve quality schools -- and they’re willing to pay more to ensure it.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS EDITORIALRead More
The district's four propositions passed, mainly with flying colors. "The community has spoken," says Superintendent Michael Hinojosa.
BY SHAWN SHINNEMAN | PUBLISHED IN FRONTBURNERRead More
The four propositions that were on the ballot for Dallas ISD were approved by voters. Those will add an additional 13 cents to their maintenance and operations tax rate, placing it at the state maximum of $1.17.
By Courtney Gilmore | Published by NBC-DFWRead More