Saturday, October 31, 2015

A North Carolina superintendent, Ann Clark, introduced the film to a room full of parents, city leaders, activists and community members.

Posted by FOX 7 Austin on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Prior to Friday's deal, Nike's biggest contract was with the University of Michigan, which signed an 11-year, $169...

Posted by Texas Tribune on Friday, October 30, 2015

Ethnic studies courses will now be offered at all #Oakland public schools.

Posted by Voto Latino on Friday, October 30, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

9 videos you need to watch.

Posted by Edutopia on Thursday, October 29, 2015

17-year-old Mario Herrera is an athlete with big dreams. His are just different.

Posted by Houston Chronicle on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Window washers at Children’s Medical Center Plano got into the Halloween spirit on Thursday and made the day of patients at the hospital.

Posted by FOX 7 Austin on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Federal data released Wednesday show that Texas students didn’t make significant gains in math and reading tests in 2015...

Posted by Austin American-Statesman on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wow. If only we had more people like him in the world. This story is incredible. We applaud you!

Posted by on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The City of Austin is facing another lawsuit, this one claiming the municipal courts discriminate against the poor in its debt collection practices for misdemeanor offenses.

Posted by The KVUE Insider on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

How do Michiganders react when they see a girl being bullied? Like this.

Posted by FOX 2 Detroit on Saturday, October 24, 2015

Strangers react remarkably to this girl being 'bullied'

Posted by The Mirror on Saturday, October 24, 2015

The list of endorsements continues to solidify Cruz's home-field advantage, and it comes as a GOP rival with deep Texas...

Posted by Texas Tribune on Saturday, October 24, 2015

This is the best geography lesson he'll ever get!

Posted by Latina Magazine on Saturday, October 24, 2015

A 14-year-old girl faces assault/battery charges — for tossing this baby carrot at a middle-school French teacher.

Posted by The Daily Beast on Saturday, October 24, 2015

Standardized hell.

Posted by The Daily Beast on Saturday, October 24, 2015

What happens when educators and school board work together for the best interest of students?“We wanted to learn from...

Posted by NEA Today on Saturday, October 24, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Why property values still haven't made a rebound from the 2011 Bastrop fires, now on KXAN at

Posted by KXAN Austin News on Monday, October 19, 2015

The buzz is growing over the prospect of a Clinton/Castro Democratic ticket.Patrick Svitek reports:

Posted by Texas Tribune on Monday, October 19, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Endeavoring to tighten the knot between evangelical Christianity and their presidential aspirations, six GOP White House...

Posted by Texas Tribune on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

I get concerned when I hear lawmakers say that they can separate their personal beliefs from their work in the...

Posted by Texas Tribune on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Last week, a Houston-area mom (and U of H grad student) saw her Facebook post about a caption in her son's social...

Posted by Texas Tribune on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Schools are teaching their students how to deal with active shooters.

Posted by INSIDER on Thursday, October 8, 2015

This brought tears to me eyes... She had no idea.

Posted by on Saturday, October 10, 2015

At The Washington Post's "Bridging the Digital Divide" event, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor and Abby Livingston, D.C....

Posted by Texas Tribune on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Paxton Asks Supreme Court to Reject Abortion Case

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to turn away a legal challenge to the state's abortion restrictions filed by a coalition of abortion providers.

The abortion providers appealed to the high court almost a month ago, and justices have not yet decided whether to hear the case. In Monday's filing, the state's attorneys argued that a lower court was right in rejecting the challenge to abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013, known as House Bill 2. They also said that the abortion providers’ request was too broad and cited a lack of evidence proving the restrictions unconstitutional.

The HB 2 rules will require some abortion facilities to retrofit their clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers, from minimum room sizes to pipelines for anesthesia and other modifications. A separate provision, which has already gone into effect, requires doctors who perform the procedure to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of an abortion clinic.

Originally, the abortion providers challenged the ambulatory surgical center provision and asked for exemptions from the admitting privileges requirement for two clinics: Whole Woman’s Health in McAllen and Reproductive Services in El Paso. But the providers are now asking the Supreme Court to permanently block enforcement of both provisions.

In the AG’s brief filed with the high court, state attorneys argued that the abortion providers could not challenge the admitting privileges requirement beyond the exemptions for the two clinics on the border, because that provision of HB 2 has already been upheld by the courts in a separate lawsuit.

“[The abortion providers] wish to proceed as if their first lawsuit against HB 2 never happened,” the state attorneys wrote. “But they litigated that case to a final judgment, and arguments and evidence they chose not to present there are barred.”

Attorneys for the Center for Reproductive Rights, which brought the lawsuit, have argued that the abortion restrictions in HB 2 are unconstitutional, creating an undue burden for Texas women who would have to travel more than 150 miles to the nearest abortion facility. The handful of abortion facilities in Texas that currently meet the hospital-like standards are in major cities.

The abortion providers’ attorneys also argued that the HB 2 restrictions do not advance the state's interest in promoting health.

In its brief, Paxton's office argued that the abortion providers have been unable to prove that HB 2 would impose an undue burden for the majority of women seeking the procedure — an argument the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals echoed in its June ruling.

The state attorneys contend the Legislature passed the restrictions to increase the safety of abortions and ensure that women receive “the highest standard of health care.” They added that the high court was not required to “judge for itself the medical effectiveness” of the restrictions and balance that again the “burdens purportedly caused by HB 2.”

“In short, petitioners would have this Court serve as 'the country’s ex officio medical board with powers to approve or disapprove medical and operative practices and standards throughout the United States’ — a role this Court has specifically declined to assume,” the state’s brief reads.

The abortion providers asked the high court to take up their case in September after losing at the appellate level. A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit in June upheld most of the state's abortion law,

The appellate court carved out an exception from most of the hospital-like standards for the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in McAllen and granted one of the McAllen clinic’s doctors relief from the admitting privileges requirement. But it denied a request from abortion providers to delay the ruling’s implementation while the providers appealed to the high court.

That’s when the Supreme Court intervened in the case, voting 5-4 to put the 5th Circuit’s ruling on hold.

Paxton’s filing comes on the first day of the court’s new term. The justices must still decide whether to take up the case. If the court rejects the case, the 5th Circuit’s ruling would stand.

This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sorry, Mom and Dad!(via Parents Magazine)

Posted by Club Mid on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

First Franklin Barbecue, now...

Posted by Austin American-Statesman on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

We have a reporter at Reagan HS where extra officers are on hand due to a threat. We'll have the latest on KHOU 11 News at Noon and

Posted by KHOU 11 News on Monday, October 5, 2015

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