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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Analysis: Cheating Texas kids out of a better future

A school in Texas can fail to meet state education standards for four years before the state shuts it down. A lot of students can go without the education they're due in four years time.

Three Texas school districts face state penalties after 2019 A-F grades released

Houston ISD, the state's largest school district, is among those that could have its school board taken over by the state, due to consecutive low ratings of one of its schools.

Farewell, Madame President: Diana Natalicio retires after 31 years as UT-El Paso’s leader

Natalicio, 79, will spend her last day as UTEP's president Thursday after becoming the first woman to hold the position in 1988.

Survey: Fort Worth shoppers tighten purse strings on school spending

The first day of the 2018-2019 academic year is just around the corner and students across the country are preparing for it. And, so are the parents, whom retailers are trying to pursue as...

Texas tried to incentivize school districts to work with charters. Districts are turning to...

Not many school districts are partnering with charter schools, in some cases because they know it wouldn't be politically palatable in their communities.

State Rep. John Zerwas to join UT System as executive vice chancellor

The lawmaker, a doctor by training, will oversee a network of six health institutions with four medical schools, two dental schools and three nursing schools.

Tarleton State University opens Fort Worth campus

It’s open. Tarleton State University opened the first public university campus in Fort Worth Aug. 1 on property along Chisholm Trail Parkway. Fall classes begin Aug. 26 at the new campus. And it’s already out of...

It is possible to end human slavery

What is Human Trafficking? The United Nations defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by improper means – such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion – for an improper...

UTA and Lockheed Martin team up on unmanned vehicle project

A pair of University of Texas at Arlington researchers are teaming with Lockheed Martin Corp. on an unmanned vehicle project. Frank Lewis, the Moncrief-O’Donnell Chair and professor of electrical engineering, and Yan Wan, an associate...

Parent charged in college bribery scheme pleads guilty

BOSTON (AP) — A California entrepreneur pleaded guilty Wednesday to paying $250,000 to get his son into to the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. Jeffrey Bizzack, of Solana Beach, California, was...