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Trial Court Holds Suit By Muslim Student Who Brought Homemade Clock To School Failed To State Viable Claims; Court Allows Opportunity To Restate Claims

A Dallas federal court on May 18, 2017, held that the student who was suspended for bringing a suspicious clock to school failed to state viable claims against the Irving Independent School District, Principal Daniel Cummings, and the City of Irving.   The case, A.M....

Texas lawmakers pass controversial ‘bathroom bill’

Note: As of Wednesday morning, the House version of the bill is back with the Senate, where lawmakers are fighting to resurrect their version of the bathroom bill (SB6), which would apply the restrictions on transgender bathroom usage to any public restroom in the...

Houston ISD to pay $300K for audit of special education

Following a series of articles by the Houston Chronicle, which alleged that school districts in Texas were denying eligible students access to special education services, the Houston Independent School district announced that it will bring in a third-party company,...