Brian Lopez


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Texas has banned more books than any other state, new report shows

Across the country, more books have been challenged and removed as religious and conservative groups target LGBTQ and race issues

September 20, 2022, 7:06 PDT

Politics and pandemic are driving Texas teachers to consider quitting, survey finds

An online survey of 1,291 teachers by the Charles Butt Foundation shows more teacher dissatisfaction as Texas school districts scramble to attract talent

September 9, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Texas education board moves to delay updates to social studies curriculum after conservative pushback

Opponents of the recommended changes, including Republican legislators, complained that they downplayed Texan and American exceptionalism and didn't present opposing views on the gay rights movement

August 31, 2022, 6:00 PDT

A North Texas school district may let teachers reject children’s pronouns — even if parents approve of them

The Grapevine-Colleyville district, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, just added two conservative members to its seven-member school board in May

August 23, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Officials from a school district in Texas order 41 books — including the Bible and an Anne Frank adaptation — off of library shelves

A new policy scraps community recommendations from last fall that some books that had been questioned should remain on shelves

August 17, 2022, 6:00 PDT

It’s not just COVID-19: Why Texas faces a teacher shortage

Texas schools have long had too few teachers, and the pandemic made the situation worse — but issues like low pay, poor benefits and polarizing statewide politics all have an impact, too

July 27, 2022, 6:00 PDT


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