Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Friendswood, TX.
Results 1 - 6 of 6 for "u:myhighplains.com" in Friendswood, TX
A controversial plan to start assigning public schools A-through-F grades cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature on Sunday. A controversial plan to start assigning public schools A-through-F grades cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature on Sunday. Comment?
If a public school isn't getting the job done, parents would have greater power to demand changes under legislation passed by the Texas Senate on Wednesday. With little debate, the Texas Senate approved legislation allowing parents of students at underperforming public schools to demand fixes from the state commissioner of education including hiring new staff, contracting with a charter school operator to take over management or closing the school altogether. Comment?
Senators on Tuesday voted 30-1 to approve the state's two-year budget plan. Now, attention will turn to reconciling differences with the House on budget issues involving taxes, border security and the Texas Racing Commission. Comment?
Public schools in Texas would begin receiving grades on an A-through-F scale to reflect their performance under a bill that won preliminary approval in the state Senate on Monday. The grading would begin in the 2017-18 school year. Comment?
In the session's first serious glimpse into how school voucher fights might go, a trio of bills up before the Senate Education Committee on Thursday would provide financial support to parents who want to send their children to private schools. A preview of looming battles over private school vouchers may play out Thursday morning as a Senate education panel starts considering a trio of bills - Senate Bills 4, 276 and 642 - that would provide state financial support so some parents can send their children to private schools. Comment?
Hoping to prompt quicker turnarounds at struggling schools, Texas lawmakers are considering a controversial policy that would let parents petition the state to make changes at their kids' campuses. Texas passed a version of this law in 2011, but it has gone largely unused because it applied only to campuses that had been rated "unacceptable" by the state for five years or more. Comment?
- « Previous
- Next »
Copyright © 2015 Topix LLC