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A solutions-focused conversation about the state of education in America

Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 at 03:34 PM CST

Texas To Drop Algebra II Mandate

Texas To Drop Algebra II Mandate

Some employment groups applaud the move by the Texas Board of Education to drop the Algebra II mandate for high school students. However, educators are concerned that standards are being watered down.

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:40 AM CST

Dallas Elementary "Reading Center" Dedicated On Monday

Dallas Elementary "Reading Center" Dedicated On Monday

A national literacy program will host Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles and Commissioner of Education Michael Williams at a Dallas elementary school.

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 at 09:35 AM CST

Waxahachie ISD to Allow Tablets in Class

Waxahachie ISD to Allow Tablets in Class

Waxahachie ISD will soon allow students to use their own smartphones, tablets and laptops in the classroom.

Monday, Dec 2, 2013 at 05:08 PM CST

Educators Weigh-In on Teacher Evaluations

Educators Weigh-In on Teacher Evaluations

The state's current teacher evaluation and support system will change in a couple of years due to a federal mandate. Monday, Education Commissioner Michael Williams listened to input from educators from...

Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 at 05:56 PM CST

Plano Reward Teachers for Thinking Big

Plano Reward Teachers for Thinking Big

The Plano Independent School District spent Thursday rewarding teachers for thinking big with its "Bobcat Bucks" grant program.

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 02:49 PM CDT

New School Standards Start to Take Effect

New School Standards Start to Take Effect

The changes are part of a multi-year transition to the Common Core State Standards for English and math, a set of more rigorous benchmarks for students from kindergarten to the 12th grade that have been adopted...