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Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Audio: New security measures taking root in Texas schools

It has been one year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Texas lawmakers and school districts are among those who have re-examined security protocols after the shootings.

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Commentary: Making ‘yes’ really matter

JOHN McGLOTHIN writes, “bond elections have marked peaks in community interest in the schools, but the interest has always waned before we see the real change we need in local education. This is because new buildings do...

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Election 2012 Video: Texas State Rep Dist 45 (Jason Isaac vs. John Adams)

State Rep. Jason Isaac, a Dripping Springs Republican, sought to fashion a weapon out of challenger John Adam's signature issue, public school funding.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Letter: Isaac’s merit pay for teachers is right on the money

In a letter to the editor, Kyle resident MICHELLE CHRISTI writes that State Rep. Jason Isaac's support of tying educator's compensation to their performance is a common sense reform.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Doggett Amendment on federal education money repealed

In a victory for Gov. Rick Perry, the most recent Congressional budgetary stopgap — passed Friday night to avoid closing the federal government — contains language that repeals the "Save Our Schools" amendment from U.S. Rep. Lloyd...

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