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Texas Schools Accused of Violating Truancy Reform Law

Two Texas school districts stand accused of violating the state’s 2015 law that decriminalized truancy. Advocacy groups came together and filed complaints, urging education officials to investigate and to shore up guidelines so that all schools follow the rules.

Ahmed the Clock Boy

Texas School Moves to Toss ‘Clock Boy’ Discrimination Lawsuit

The attorneys for the Irving Independent School District and MacArthur High School Principal Daniel Cummings filed motions in Dallas’ U.S. District Court late Tuesday seeking to dismiss the federal lawsuit filed by Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed on behalf of his son, “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed.


Texas Boy Seriously Burned, Another Child Charged

A 10-year-old boy continues to fight for his life in a San Antonio hospital after being seriously burned in a fire set by another minor. That child was taken into custody and charged with first degree arson, a felony. However, authorities now say the incident does not appear to be intentional.


School Flu Shot Campaign Pricks Texas Anti-Vaxxers

The wording of a back-to-school flu shot consent form sent home with students got under the skin of some central Texas parents, escalating to the point where an anti-vaccination group teamed up with a lawyer to issue a cease and desist letter.

Ethan Couch

‘Affluenza’ Teen Now Wants a New Judge

The attorneys for “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch filed a motion to remove the judge who sent their client to jail. This follows the legal team’s recent court filing to spring their client out of custody.

FRANCE : PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASS Reportage in Les Hélices Vertes primary school in Cerny, France. Year 5, year 6 multi-level class. AMELIE-BENOIST / BSIP

Texas Teacher Sexual Misconduct Cases Hit All-Time High

For the eighth consecutive year, Texas educator-student sexual misconduct cases soared, hitting an all time high of 222 investigations opened by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in the 2015-16 school year. However, one education expert says this reflects deeper societal issues and he spoke with Breitbart Texas about some of the ways to curb the rampant problem.