Media Coverage 2023 – Highlights to Date

Editorial: Vouchers would take Texas public education backward, San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board, June 2, 2023

Uvalde-driven school safety bill could put a gun in every school and a panic button in every class, by Bill Zeeble, KERA – North Texas, June 1, 2023

Texas Legislature’s response to Uvalde: Armed security officers at every school, by Talia Richman, Dallas Morning News, June 1, 2023

The Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Education for All Students, by Hector Bojorquez & Michelle Martínez Vega, Language Magazine (IDRA Newsletter article reprint), May 31, 2023

50 Years of Strengthening Education in SA, Nation, KABB-TV Focus on South Texas, May 27, 2023

¿Qué está sucediendo en la Legislatura de Texas en este momento y qué necesita saber la gente?, Despierta Austin, May 26, 2023

On Brown v. Board Anniversary, Murphy Reintroduces Legislation to Increase Diversity in Schools, Senator Chris Murphy post, May 17, 2023

In public comment period, commissioners who could delete ‘diversity’ from lessons filter out public, Ross Williams, Georgia Recorder, May 12, 2023

Opinion: Diversity is not a bad word, By Mikayla Arciaga, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 11, 2023

Words like ‘diverse’ may soon be removed from training for Georgia public school teachers, Amanda Rose, Atlanta News First, May 10, 2023

Commentary: Texas bills offer illusion of school safety, Paige Duggins-Clay, San Antonio Express-News, May 2, 2023

Texas Legislature proposes parental rights amendments, by Victoria Antram, Ballotpedia News,  April 27, 2023

Proposed ban on corporal punishment in Texas schools fails again, by Pooja Salhotra, Texas Tribune, April 26, 2023

Texas education board could ban textbooks that discuss gender identity under proposed bill, by Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune, April 25, 2023 (Also appeared in KERA, April 25, 2023 and KENS5, April 25, 2023)

DEI instruction quietly struck from state manual used by teachers, by Doug Richards, Alive, April 21, 2023

Stricter anti-bullying in schools rules ahead? Here’s what Texas lawmakers propose, by Keri Heath, Austin American-Statesman, April 19, 2023

House committee hears testimony from LCISD parents on anti-identity-based bullying bill, by , Everything Lubbock, April 18, 2023

Bullying victims from across Texas push for anti-bullying bill, KVUE ABC, video, April 17, 2023

$10 million fund set up to address RGV’s digital divide, by Dayna Reyes, Rio Grande Guardian, April 17, 2023

Texas lawmakers could make it easier to kick students out of class, by Talia Richman, Dallas Morning News, April 13, 2023 (Also appeared in Education Week, April 14, 2023)

Families could face steeper penalties for truancy under Texas bill up for debate, Talia Richman, Dallas Morning News, April 11, 2023

Legislature school choice fight stirs bitter memories of 1998 Edgewood ISD experiment, by Isaac Windes, San Antonio Report, April 9, 2023

Texas lawmakers’ attempts to ban school library books deemed inappropriate for kids spur confusion — and concerns, by Alejandro Serrano, Texas Tribune, March 31, 2023

Lawmakers across U.S. push for harsher school discipline as safety fears rise, by Patrick Wall, Chalkbeat, March 28, 2023

In Texas Senate hearing, education savings accounts raise questions about accountability and impact on public schools, Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune, March 22, 2023 (also published by KSAT-TV, March 23, 2023; KERA News, March 23, 2023)

School choice bill goes before Texas Senate committee, Ali Linan Rockwall County Herald-Banner, March 23, 2023

Bill in Texas Legislature aims to reduce bullying after Lubbock civil rights complaint, by Sarah Self-Walbrick, NPR KTTZ Lubbock, March 22, 2023

Bill in Texas Legislature aims to reduce bullying after Lubbock civil rights complaint, by Sarah Self-Walbrick, KTTZ-FM NPR, March 22, 2023

Should the state take over Baltimore City Schools? Here’s What Happened When Other Tried, by Chris Papst, EBFF-Fox 45 News, March 22, 2023

Community Members Honored the 50th Anniversary of a Supreme Court Ruling that had a Lasting Effect Here in our Community, KABB-Fox San Antonio, March 22, 2023

Plano ISD runs a deficit. Why? It’s sending millions to the state, Caroline Love, KERA News, March 21, 2023 (also published by the Texas Standard, March 23, 2023)

Radio story about voucher proposals in Texas (untitled), KSTX-FM, March 21, 2023, 08:45 am CT

Texas Just Seized One of The Largest School Districts in The Country, by Claire Woodcock, VICE, March 20, 2023

Reemplazan junta escolar: Cuando la TEA asume el control se entrega a una junta de administradores designada por el estado en Houston ISD [Replace school board: When the TEA takes over it is turned over to a state appointed board of trustees in Houston ISD], El Mañana, March 18, 2023

Legislation filed to protect students from identity-based bullying in Texas, Jaxie Pidgeon, KLBK-CBS Lubbock, March 17, 2023

What happens when Texas takes over a school district like Houston ISD?, by María Méndez, Texas Tribune, March 16, 2023 (also published by KWTX-TV Waco-Temple-Killeen, March 17, 2023)

Texas Education Agency will take control of Houston ISD, Brian Lopez, The Texas Tribune, March 15, 2023

Texas Education Agency will take control of Houston ISD in June, Brian López, Texas Tribune, March 15, 2023 (also published by KXVV-ABC, March 16, 2023; Black Chronicle, March 16, 2023; Victoria Advocate, March 16, 2023;; March 19, 2023)

50 years since landmark Edgewood education case, Madalyn Mendoza, Axios San Antonio, March 14, 2023

‘This is our legacy’ — Commemorating 50 years of the fight for school finance equity in Rodriguez vs San Antonio ISD, Texas Public Radio: Fronteras, March 10, 2023

A ‘Dark Vision’ Of Discipline: Zero Tolerance Makes A Comeback, by Josephine Lee, Texas Observer, March 10, 2023

A dangerous time, Kerry Sinanan, The Paisano (UTSA), March 7, 2023

San Antonio’s bilingual students affected by U.S. teacher shortage, Madalyn Mendoza, Axios San Antonio, March 1, 2023

Kemgang: Dual Credit Programs Give Students a Fighting Chance to Access and Succeed in College, Rio Grande Guardian, March 1, 2023

Groups highlight ‘good’ and ‘bad’ education bills in Georgia, Asia Ashley, CNHI News (Alabama), February 28, 2023 (also published in Allied News, February 28, 2023; Dalton Daily Citizen, March 1, 2023; Valdosta Daily Times, March 6, 2023)

Texas Democrats Double Down on Defending Public Ed, Simone Carter, Dallas Observer, February 27, 2023

ABIC Action, Dreamers, Business Leaders Condemn Suit Attacking U of North Texas Over In-State Tuition Rates, Jay W. Belle Isle, Legal Reader, February 27, 2023

Fact check: Democrat says MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech isn’t required reading in Texas schools – Accusatory tweet aimed at Gov. Abbott by Democratic strategist got 9 million views, by Nusaiba Mizan, Houston Chronicle, February 27, 2023

PolitiFact: Are Texas schools required to teach Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’?, by Nusaiba Mizan, Austin American-Statesman, February 14, 2023

Alabama ‘parents’ rights’ bill: What would it mean for families?, Jemma Stephenson, Alabama Reflector, February 14, 2023

Presidents’ Alliance and IDRA React to Oral Arguments in University of North Texas Case, release, Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, February 13, 2023

Mississippi Used Corporal Punishment in Schools 4,300 Times Last Year, by Julia James, Mississippi Today,

All Children Deserve Access to Quality Education, Free of Bullying, By Sunita Sohrabj, African American Voice, February 1, 2023

IDRA: Here’s our Policy Roadmap for Texas Education, by Rio Grande Guardian, Chloe Latham Sikes, February 1, 2023

How second- and third-generation Latinos are reclaiming the Spanish language, Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, January 31, 2023 (also published in The Frederick News-Post, February 18, 2023)

Education and Civil Rights – What to Expect in the Year Ahead, by Siliconeer, January 25, 2023

School police forces are common in Texas and Florida. Is Boston next?, Abby Patkin, Boston Globe, January 23, 2023

Civil Rights community details Education Landscape in 2023, Insight News, January 19, 2023

Lubbock NAACP press conference held to respond to district racial discrimination resolutions, by Jaxie Pidgeon, KAMC-TV (AMC Lubbock), January 12, 2023

Trustees approve no tolerance resolution, Melissa McCaghren, The Slatonite, January 12, 2023

Slaton ISD board announces racism resolution hours after Lubbock-Cooper following claims drawing nationwide attention, by Wes Rumbelow, EverythingLubbock, January 5, 2023

Lubbock-Cooper ISD board votes on resolution after claims of racism, civil rights violations make national headlines, by Caitlyn Rooney, EverythingLubbock, January 5, 2023

Lubbock-Cooper School Board Approves Resolution Condemning Racism, by Mikael Donnovan, KFYO-Radio Lubbock, January 5, 2023

Lubbock-Cooper holds special called board meeting to address racism, by Christianna Barbosa, EverythingLubbock/KLBK-TV (CBS-Lubbock), January 3, 2023