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Laura Skelding, Courtesy The Texas Tribune

More than 1 million black and Hispanics students in Texas learn in classrooms with few to no white peers.

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared school segregation unconstitutional. The Texas Tribune's recent education series "Dis-Integration" looks into how, more than 60 years later, racial segregation in schools is still impacting students across Texas, including in San Antonio and Edgewood ISDs.

Texas Education Board Approves Course Formerly Known As Mexican-American Studies

Apr 13, 2018
Laura Skelding

* Update, April 13: On Friday, the State Board of Education gave its final approval to development of the Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent course. 

Texas advocates for Mexican-American studies classes won a bitter victory Wednesday, gaining approval to move forward with the class they wanted but losing the course title.

Ryan Poppe

The March 6 Texas primaries brought voters out to the polls to decide the Democratic and Republican Party nominations for elected offices around the state. 


State Says Harvey's Death Toll Has Reached 88

Oct 16, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has directly or indirectly taken the lives of as least 88 Texans, according to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Department of State Health Services.

Insurance coverage for more than 390,000 Texas children and pregnant women is in jeopardy after Congress failed to renew authorization for a federal program.

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday put blame on the House — particularly Speaker Joe Straus — for the shortcomings of the special session and left the door open to calling another one.

The Texas Legislature closed out the special session Tuesday night amid a stalemate on property tax reform, leaving unfinished Gov. Greg Abbott's top priority.

Two months ago, Texas lawmakers quietly did something rare in this statehouse: They sent Gov. Greg Abbott a bill designed to make voting easier for thousands of Texans. Abbott praised that effort and ultimately signed the legislation that, in a rare moment of bipartisanship, both Democrats and Republicans supported.

Texas women would have to pay a separate health insurance premium to get coverage for non-emergency abortions — what an opponent dubbed "rape insurance" — under a bill given early approval by the Texas House on Tuesday.

About 1,000 hot Texas prisoners might soon be moving to cooler accommodations.

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