Written by Donna Howard on Jul 21 2017 - 11:10am
Upon receiving their property tax notices Texas homeowners seem ready to channel Peter Finch in the classic movie "Network," by throwing open their windows and yelling, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"  But at whom should that ire be directed?   Some wolves in sheep's clothing at the State Capitol are pointing their fingers at your locally elected officials and pursuing legislation to tightly restrict cities.  But don't be fooled—it's the wolves themselves who have driven up your property taxes.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Apr 26 2017 - 3:03pm
REPLAY video from a webcast of the American Educational Research Association’s Social Justice Initiative workshop on the resources and needs of college-bound undocumented students on April 29 at the University of Texas at San Antonio. The session is to help undocumented students, immigrant advocates and the parents and families understand what services they can expect or ask for as students navigate the pathway to college. Parents and families who cannot attend in person are encouraged to attend the online livestream session or replay it later.
Written by Ronnie Citron-Fink on Nov 24 2016 - 8:19pm
This past week, I’ve walked miles. Walking changes the nature of my thoughts. It helps me make sense of things I don’t understand. And boy, have I needed to walk off this election. Exactly one week after Election Day, the sky over my upstate New York home opened up and torrential rain fell for hours … raining havoc on my ability to get out and walk.
Written by Diego Bernal on Nov 15 2016 - 11:04pm
Editor's Note: This column has been republished with the permission of Texas Rep. Diego Bernal. He originally published his education report here.  My commitment to public education is rooted in two core beliefs: The first is that education can solve our most pressing problems — poverty, hunger, inadequate health care, the lack of affordable housing, unemployment, crime, the need for criminal justice reform, and many more.
Written by Jeremy Cash on Aug 21 2016 - 10:00pm
The mood in the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center was celebratory and somber during a community meeting called to discuss transgender expression and the rights of transgender children in Texas public schools. (Scroll down to see photos from the event.)
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 8 2015 - 6:48pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of Sept. 7 Texas school funding system punishes poor districts
Written by Laurie Posner on Aug 31 2015 - 3:41pm
Updated links, video, audio: The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments Sept. 1, 2015 in the largest school finance case in the state’s history, Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition vs. Williams. You can replay the oral arguments at this link: http://texassupremecourt.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/c847ddd9799840ff8715350ba287d6cd1
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 26 2015 - 10:22pm
Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of August 24. Congressmen call for end to family detention and private prisons
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 20 2014 - 3:40pm
REPLAY the video of President Barack Obama detailing his plan to take executive action to deal with immigration reform in an address to the nation on Nov. 20. NOWCastSA carried his remarks live on this page via the feed from Whitehouse.gov. The video is archived, so you can replay the webcast right on this page.