New Texas law limits how race, slavery and history are taught in Texas schools

New Texas law limits how race, slavery and history are taught in Texas schools

Isabel Webb Carey
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December 3, 2021
A controversial new Texas law went into effect Thursday that requires at least one teacher and one campus administrator at...
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Texas Senators attack DOJ memo over threats against school administrators

Texas Senators attack DOJ memo over threats against school administrators

Isabel Webb Carey
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October 28, 2021
In response to a memo issued Oct. 4 by Attorney General Merrick Garland that instructs the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’...
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Rep. Matt Krause launches investigation into school library books

Rep. Matt Krause launches investigation into school library books

Isabel Webb Carey
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October 27, 2021
Texas Rep. Matt Krause launched an investigation into school library books and curricula just months after Texas lawmakers sought to...
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Texas lawmakers approve over $3B for higher education construction projects

Texas lawmakers approve over $3B for higher education construction projects

Isabel Webb Carey
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October 20, 2021
Texas lawmakers reached an agreement early Tuesday morning to provide about $3.3 billion for capital projects to help colleges and...
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DOJ argues Texas ban on school mask mandates violates disabled students’ rights

DOJ argues Texas ban on school mask mandates violates disabled students’ rights

Isabel Webb Carey
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October 4, 2021
The Justice Department filed a new statement of interest in a lawsuit filed by the advocacy group Disability Rights Texas....
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$94.6M emergency relief funding for higher education

$94.6M emergency relief funding for higher education

Isabel Webb Carey
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June 29, 2021
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced an investment of an additional $94.6 million of federal funds into higher education on Monday...
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Gov. Abbott vetoes bill requiring dating violence prevention lessons in school

Gov. Abbott vetoes bill requiring dating violence prevention lessons in school

Isabel Webb Carey
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June 22, 2021
After successfully moving through both chambers of the Texas Legislature and garnering significant bipartisan support, legislation that would have implemented...
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Texas Restricts Classroom Discussion of “Woke Philosophies”

Texas Restricts Classroom Discussion of “Woke Philosophies”

Isabel Webb Carey
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May 6, 2021
Two bills are moving through the Texas Legislature that would restrict the teaching of public policy and current events in...
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State Republicans Release Federal Funds for Pubic Schools

State Republicans Release Federal Funds for Pubic Schools

Isabel Webb Carey
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April 28, 2021
Under mounting pressure from education advocates and Democrats, state leaders announced that they would release $11.2 billion out of nearly...
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Texas Federation for Children Announces Legislative Priorities

Texas Federation for Children Announces Legislative Priorities

Isabel Webb Carey
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March 15, 2021
The Texas Federation for Children (TFC) today announced its legislative priorities for the 87th session. In light of necessary changes...
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