Top news of the week: Breaking news on school finance; Close counts stress importance of voting; New data on Texas teacher pay released

Breaking: Senate considers its school finance bill today. Attempts to take pay-for-test scores out of the bill fails. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates.

Close results show the importance of voting in school board races, still runoffs ahead
Results from some of our locally-endorsed races, including one winner with an 11-vote margin; Also, an El Paso ISD board member caught promoting false credentials is ousted.



New data shows Texas stuck below national average for teacher salaries; And the best of the rest for the week
Teacher pay data released, and Texas doesn’t fare any better…Another survey shows what districts are planning for raises next year; and clips on school safety and guns in schools, the benefits of book giveaways, and controversy over a school’s parent dress code.