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Texas Ed Commissioner Abruptly Suspends Operations Of SASIC Charter Schools

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.13.2017 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

On March 08, 2017, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath suspended the operations of San Antonio-based charter school district, San Antonio Scho...

"Cupcake Amnesty:" Childhood Obesity and the Political Divide

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

No cupcake-related "rules or guidelines" were in fact "abolished" by the Texas Department of Agriculture, which oversees our state's child nutrition programs, but Miller likely cares little about the specifics.

Texas Passes Law to Keep Junk Food in Schools (Yeah, You Read That Right)

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Bettina Elias Siegel

Even as the nation as a whole is moving ahead to improve student health, here in Texas the legislature has just taken a big step in the wrong direction.