House Bill 4 from the Texas Legislature’s 2015 session calls for additional money for public pre-kindergarten programs but has strings attached: teacher requirements that go beyond state certification.
Mayor Scott Cain sticks up for a new high school after Tea Party activists pushed Johnson County Republican chairs to oppose the bond election. An organized statewide effort opposes new public school bonds.
By 2030, at least 60 percent of Texans ages 25-34 will have a professional certificate or college degree, according to Texas’ higher education plan. Education leaders said Texas needs to focus today on preparing tomorrow’s workforce.
For the second consecutive year the Fort Worth school district officials face reaching into their fund balance, this time for $19 million to help cover expenditures of $744 million for the 2016-2017 school year, preliminary figures show.