Aliyya Swaby

Texas outlines guidelines to allow socially distant graduations to resume

School districts can keep their ceremonies completely virtual, celebrate seniors while they drive in a procession, knit pictures of individual seniors into a graduation video, or host a socially-distanced outdoor ceremony, said Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath.

Texas just made it easier to punish students who harass teachers. Will the law be misused?

The change has re-upped a perennial debate over how to help teachers manage aggressive or violent student behavior — without increasing the chances that the state's most disadvantaged kids will be disciplined and then drop out.

With conflicting budget estimates, will Texas teachers get the pay raises they anticipated?

Many school districts are seeing smaller gains from the state's school finance law than they predicted. Teachers are fighting to get bigger raises anyway.