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A new report calls truancy policies in Texas a "flawed and inequitable patchwork" that led to the criminal prosecution of 115,000 children for not going to school in 2013. The analysis by Texas Appleseed, a nonprofit research and advocacy group, was released Thursday. It says...
A new report calls truancy policies in Texas a "flawed and inequitable patchwork" that led to the criminal prosecution of 115,000 children for not going to school in 2013. The analysis by Texas Appleseed, a nonprofit research and advocacy group, was released Thursday. It says...
One in four Texas children lives in poverty, threatening their potential and the state's continued prosperity. According to State of Texas Children 2015, a new Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) report released today, slight improvements in health care and school...
Nobody seems to like how Texas public schools are being funded and it's something the legislature has to deal with. A school funding lawsuit against the state by virtually every school district in Texas is tied up in apellate courts. State Senator Kirk Watson isn't too...
Top Senate conservatives clamoring for Texas to adopt a school choice voucher plan proposed a series of other education changes instead Tuesday that are less controversial but could still spark heated debates. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry...
A tea party-backed Texas state lawmaker has filed a bill to fully legalize marijuana, seeking to strike any prohibition of it from state law. Republican state Rep. David Simpson of Longview filed his proposal late Monday. In a statement, he said he wants to "reframe the current...
Four months after she recovered from Ebola, nurse Nina Pham is looking to recover damages. On Monday, she and her attorney, Charla Aldous, have filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages. "I find it just unbelievable that they would expose their nurses to that type of danger,"...
A woman has died after being struck by a northline METRO light rail train. METRO Police a woman in her early-20's was hit one block south of the McGowen station. She was transported to Ben Taub Hospital but was later pronounced dead. Police couldn't say why or how the woman got...
A Texas lawmaker, currently in his fifth marriage, has submitted a hand-written complaint against a Texas judge — the wrong judge as it turns out — over a recent ruling allowing two women to get married after 30 years. In an op-ed, in the Star-Telegram , Bud Kennedy explains...