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Fort Worth student swims through difficulties to college team

Some might say Brayden Reeves, who has a high level of autism, is a special needs student. Maybe it is the world that needs Brayden and all that is special about him. The recent graduate...

Commentary: Increased services available for at-risk students

For more than 40 years, Communities In Schools affiliates across Texas have answered the call of school principals and district administrators to provide integrated student supports that ensure student social and emotional well-being on...

Horned Frogs Live Purple, Think Green

I had lived in Vancouver, Washington, all my life before moving to Fort Worth to begin my first year at Texas Christian University. My first week on campus I experienced immediate culture shock. I learned how to line dance, I dressed up for my first college ... The post Horned Frogs Live Purple, Think Green appeared first on Tanglewood Moms.

Matthew McConaughey named professor at University of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will join the University of Texas as a professor who this fall will teach in the university's Department of Radio-Television-Film. McConaughey has been a visiting instructor at...

Houston company among those making bullet-resistant backpacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Guard Dog Security, TuffyPacks and Bullet Blocker are peddling bullet-resistant backpacks for children in time for the back-to-school shopping season. But critics argue they are using tragedy as...

Texas lets struggling schools partner with nonprofits or charters for improvement. But many got...

Four public schools being run by private organizations under a partnership must drastically improve their state ratings over the next couple of years or else face forced closure.

Snubbed by Texas lawmakers, local officials look to children for help to avoid a...

Hoping to avoid an undercount of thousands Hispanic and black Texans, Dallas, Harris and Hidalgo counties believe getting children engaged can bring families to participate in the 2020 census.

New law makes it easier for college students to avoid taking classes that won’t...

The bill mandates required reporting from colleges and universities about courses that don't transfer, and aims to help students save time and money.

Texas schools with more student poverty got the most Ds and Fs in state...

At the same time, hundreds of high-poverty schools received A grades, including many in South Texas. Those are just some of the takeaways from this year's ratings.

Analysis: In Texas education, finding and fixing problems is hard. And slow.

Arguments over standardized tests in Texas public schools obscure another problem with accountability: Why does it take so long to respond when educators think a school isn't educating its students?