Aliyya Swaby

Public education and politics reporter @texastribune, professional crowd-sourcer, savory pie champion; Works for tips: aswaby@texastribune.org

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Texas Senate unveils its first version of a school finance reform bill
March, 9 2019
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Texas teacher pay emerges as a sticking point between House and Senate
March, 5 2019
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Is STAAR too hard on young readers? The standardized test is in lawmakers' crosshairs again.
March, 5 2019
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Texas House bill would put $9 billion into school finance reform and property tax relief
March, 5 2019
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Texas Senate unanimously passes $5,000 teacher pay raises, adding librarians
March, 4 2019
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Gov. Greg Abbott raves about Dallas' teacher incentive pay program. But it's hard to replicate.
March, 4 2019
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott reappoints Education Commissioner Mike Morath
February, 27 2019
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Educators have been skeptical of Dan Patrick. Will they support his teacher pay raise plan?
February, 25 2019
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Democrats lay out their priorities for Texas school finance as lawmakers await leadership-endorsed bill
February, 21 2019
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Many see "Robin Hood" as a villain. But lawmakers rely on it to pay for schools.
January, 31 2019
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In 2017, top Texas lawmakers were galvanized for "private school choice." This year, momentum has faded.
January, 23 2019
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Will Texas' attempt to shake up school finance lead to higher stakes for standardized tests?
January, 18 2019
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Texas Senate proposes $3.7 billion for mandated teacher raises
January, 15 2019
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Gov. Greg Abbott advocates for state takeover of Houston ISD’s school board in scathing tweet
January, 3 2019
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Texas school finance panel approves final report to lawmakers
December, 19 2018
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Texas has failed to close educational gaps for kids of color. In Edgewood ISD, the fallout has lasted generations.
December, 18 2018
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Gov. Greg Abbott's proposal would provide more tax relief than new school funding
December, 11 2018
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It took this Texas school district 48 years to desegregate. Now, some fear a return to the past.
November, 29 2018
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Texas may have again illegally reduced special education funding
November, 8 2018
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5th Circuit upholds feds' $33 million penalty for Texas decrease in special education funding
November, 8 2018
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Behind closed doors, Greg Abbott’s office has pitched a plan to fix Texas school finance
November, 2 2018
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Federal officials tell Texas to go beyond plan for special education overhaul
October, 19 2018
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Texas and the feds square off over $33 million in special education funds
October, 3 2018
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Texas spent less on students with disabilities. But did it break the law?
October, 1 2018
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Texas projects state funding for schools to drop as local revenue grows
September, 12 2018
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Texas won't pay to educate migrant kids in shelters. Now two charter schools are scrambling.
September, 6 2018
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Despite cost savings, retired teachers health care program still underwater
September, 5 2018
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State audit finds serious flaws in Texas Education Agency contracting process
September, 5 2018
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Texas Education Agency chooses familiar face to lead special education overhaul
August, 31 2018
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Texas teachers unions sue education agency over charter partnership law
August, 30 2018
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Texas has issued A-F grades for its school districts. Here's a look at what stands out.
August, 24 2018
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Betsy DeVos is considering allowing federal funds to arm teachers. Texas may have given her the idea.
August, 23 2018
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Texas school districts receive first official A-F grades. Look up how your district did here.
August, 15 2018
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“Harvey’s not over”: School’s about to start — but the trauma from Hurricane Harvey lingers
August, 13 2018
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Texas will soon release A-F grades for schools. Educators are organizing in opposition.
August, 8 2018
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Texas Education Agency starts contracting process for special education overhaul
July, 10 2018
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Texas Attorney general demands school district hand over controversial human sexuality curriculum
June, 29 2018
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Southwest Key may partner with Brownsville ISD to educate migrant students
June, 27 2018
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Special education advocates worry Texas governor's school safety plan will accelerate school-to-prison pipeline
June, 22 2018
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More standardized testing woes in Texas? A high-performing school says over 100 students got zeros on essays
June, 7 2018
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Texas Education Agency sets rules on how to exempt Hurricane Harvey-affected districts from state ratings
June, 6 2018
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Texas school administrators warn they need money for likely spike in special education
April, 16 2018
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Texas education officials promise focus on math, reading after “lagging” report card
April, 11 2018
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Texas education board approves course formerly known as Mexican-American studies
April, 11 2018
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A&M expert has educators asking: If Kansas schools need $2 billion, how much do Texas' need?
March, 28 2018
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Feds approve Texas school accountability plan that includes parts of A-F rating system
March, 26 2018
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In new plan, Texas Education Agency vows special education overhaul with limited dollars
March, 20 2018
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Will Texas school finance panel tell schools to do more with less? Some members think it’s predetermined
March, 16 2018
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In Texas elections, as in schools, participation is part of the grade
March, 13 2018
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After federal probe, parents say Texas districts lack funding, staff to help kids with dyslexia
February, 26 2018
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Aliyya Swaby is a writer who has produced content for texastribune.org, ozy.com, and apps.texastribune.org
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