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Feds Tell Texas Schools Which Fundraiser Snacks Kids Can't Eat

DALLAS, Texas -- No more pickles, no more popcorn is what the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported as among snacks now considered contraband in the Lubbock Independent School District (ISD) for K-12 campus fundraisers held during school hours. Favorite kid munchies have been replaced by 45 approved federally authorized goodies. The changes were approved by Lubbock's Board of Trustees and all comply with USDA policies. Sep 30, 2014 5:49 AM PT

Abbott and Davis: Very Different Education Visions at Texas School Board & Administrators Conference

DALLAS, Texas -- Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis, the Republican and Democratic candidates for Texas governor, respectively, continue to share very different public education visions. It was again evident when Abbott, current Texas Attorney General, and Sen. Davis (D-Fort Worth) spoke at the opening day of the annual Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) joint conference held at the Dallas Convention Center, September 26-28. Sep 27, 2014 5:26 AM PT

Texas Education Commissioner Promises No Obama Pre-K

DALLAS, Texas -- On the morning of September 19, Education Commissioner Michael Williams addressed the full State Board of Education (SBOE) about his intention to submit an application for a federally funded universal preschool grant that is part of President Obama's Pre-K for All program, which Breitbart Texas reported. Sep 23, 2014 5:24 AM PT

Texas State Education Board Passes Resolution to Stop Redesigned AP US History

DALLAS, Texas -- In a final vote of 8-4 with one abstention, the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) passed a resolution to formally request that the College Board rewrite its redesigned Advanced Placement US History (APUSH) course and exam "in a transparent manner to accurately reflect U. S. history without a political bias and to respect the sovereignty of Texas over its education curriculum." Sep 20, 2014 2:06 AM PT

Pro-Common Core Texas Military Ed Group Supports AP Course That Erases Military from US History

DALLAS, Texas -- For decades, Advanced Placement (AP) has been a respected name in high-quality high school accelerated learning. Texas students represent a respectable 10 percent of the program's market; however, this year, the AP US History (APUSH) has undergone a radical revamp that has come under fire from education experts because the new version will radically transform how US History is taught. Sep 18, 2014 11:14 AM PT

SBOE Passes Amendment To Ensure TEKS Are Taught To Texas AP High School Students

DALLAS, Texas -- On September 17, the State Board of Education (SBOE) voted 12-3 to pass an amendment that is a major step in shoring up Texas sovereignty over the Social Studies standards. Public schools will have to teach the state education standards, the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS) for Social Studies when administering high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses and also, a similar program, the International Baccalaureate (IB). This will go into effect for school year 2015-16. Sep 18, 2014 5:08 AM PT

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Will Be Keynote Speaker at Kaufman County Tea Party Fundraiser

DALLAS, Texas -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio, often dubbed "America's toughest sheriff," will be the keynote speaker at the Kaufman County Tea Party's annual "Don't Mess With Texas" fundraiser on Saturday evening, September 20. The Maricopa County Arizona lawman is never afraid to speak his mind and he did just that with Breitbart Texas, giving a glimpse into the many topics he will address during his Texas visit. Sep 16, 2014 8:11 AM PT

Proposed Texas Textbooks Are Full of Progressive Bias, Says Curriculum Accuracy Expert

DALLAS, Texas -- The ideological battle over the Texas Social Studies textbook adoption process is inching towards a showdown as the State Board of Education (SBOE) convenes to hear public comment on the classroom learning materials followed by reviewer reports and the board's recommendations for history, geography and civics books. It's all part of the state's multi-month review process that is meant to be transparent but leftwing attack dogs are trying to convince Americans that school books have been taken hostage by rightwing fundamental evangelicals, according to Politico with an assist from the Washington Post. Sep 15, 2014 8:48 AM PT

EXCLUSIVE: Texas is ‘Nation’s Last Best Chance’ to Block APUSH, Say Experts

DALLAS, Texas -- Yesterday, College Board Vice President Trevor Packer defended the redesigned Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) framework in a letter to colleagues. The new framework has come under fire nationally for a highly politicized agenda that undermines traditional American and Western cultural values. Breitbart News has reported extensively on APUSH. Sep 11, 2014 7:54 PM PT

Texas Textbook Adoption Process Criticized By Texas Freedom Network President

DALLAS, Texas -- Splashed onto the cover of September 6, 2014 Outlook section of the Houston Chronicle was an opinion piece penned by Kathy Miller, Texas Freedom Network (TFN) president, in which she slammed the state's textbook adoption policy, namely the current review of Social Studies instructional materials, calling it "deeply flawed and politicized" and that "Texas families simply can't trust it." Sep 10, 2014 5:59 AM PT

Really Texas, Truant Officers?

DALLAS, Texas -- Truancy, it conjures up images of the 1930's and Depression Era under-aged hooligans playing hooky in back alleys, but wait, truancy is alive and well and on the books in the freedom and liberty loving Lone Star state where the delinquency is still criminalized but really Texas, truant officers? Sep 8, 2014 5:39 AM PT


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