Local school boards have full authority to determine their local mask policy.
The appeals court upheld a temporary injunction that stops Texas from ousting Houston ISD's school board. But the legal battle is not over.
One Houston school teacher shares his reaction following the Texas Education Agency's announcement to proceed with the STAAR Test.
The Texas Education Agency says they are pausing A-F ratings for schools due to ongoing disruptions associated with COVID-19, but they will proceed with STAAR testing to help parents and educators understand what students have learned this year and gauge the impacts of the pandemic on education.
Disability Rights-Texas released statewide research which reveals a widespread failure by many school districts to train those interacting with special needs students in the proper use of restraints and a refusal by many ISD’s to report physical restraints as required by federal law.
Texas lawmakers are calling on the Texas Education Commission to cancel the STAAR test to help students struggling with learning during the pandemic.
One of the largest school districts in the Houston area is seeing a drop in enrollment due to COVID-19.
Texas public schools are required to report positive COVID-19 cases on their school campuses. The TEA and DSHS will update the data webpage weekly on Wednesdays.
The State of Texas has launched a database to track the COVID-19 cases at public schools.
More than a week after the TEA released its guidelines to reopening schools in the fall, the agency released updates to allow for a virtual learning start to the school year.
The state says the funding will be used by the TEA to purchase and distribute devices, hotspots, routers, and more based on specific needs identified by local education agencies.
TEA issues return to school guidelines, and the response by the Houston Federation of Teachers isn't positive.
On Tuesday, the Texas Education Agency announced that students should be able to go back to their classrooms in the fall.
The Texas Education Agency announced guidelines for students to return to school, whether they choose to learn in a safe on-campus environment or remotely.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas public school districts haven't finalized their plans for a return to the classroom, but they know the state will resume its high-stakes standardized testing for millions of students.
On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott reportedly told lawmakers in a phone call that students will soon be able to return to class. Many questions still remain, but the move would allow schools to re-open this fall.
HISD says its current 2020-21 academic year calendar allows for a later start date which could be beneficial during the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to the new guidance on graduations, Abbott announced Tuesday he will be issuing an Executive Order to expand the list of businesses and activities allowed to reopen in Texas.
"In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall remain temporarily closed to in-person classroom attendance and shall not recommence before May 4, 2020."
Gov. Abbott is also asking the federal government to waive federal testing requirements.