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Florence Shapiro

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

State senators try to buy time for teachers

With major state funding cuts looming, for many school districts, it's not a question of if — but how and when — teacher layoffs will occur. A new bipartisan bill from education leaders in the state Senate could temporarily change how schools go about that.

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

In light of budget gap, public education faces cuts

The biennial budget shortfall you’ve heard so much about — estimated to be anywhere from $13 billion to $28 billion — will require the Legislature to take a paring knife and possibly a machete to government agencies...

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Medical marijuana supporters look to conservatives

Advocates for legalized medical marijuana in Texas are holding fast to hopes that the specter of an ever-encroaching government will resonate with Tea Party and like-minded lawmakers when the legislative session convenes in January.

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Austin Chamber names Shafer superintendent of the year

San Marcos CISD Superintendent Patty Shafer was recently named Superintendent of the Year by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Texas State watching top ten percent law

Texas State administrators and students are unsure what a change in the top ten percent law would have on future enrollment.