From the Editor

Dacia Rivers, Editorial Director

Dacia Rivers, Editorial Director

The Texas Legislature’s special session ended Aug. 15, not with a bang, but with a whisper. Flip to page 14 to get an overview of just what went down under the dome and what it means for your schools and the future of Texas public education as a whole.

After that, if you need a pick-me-up, check out our always inspiring Student Voices column on page 16 to read a piece penned by a Carrollton middle schooler who just happens to be a published novelist.

You won’t want to miss this issue’s Spotlight on Darlene Breaux, a Houston administrator who’s making leaps and bounds with special needs students in the Bayou City. Read all about Breaux and her courageous personal journey from a student left behind to an administrator leading the charge for students at-risk.

As always, if you know a stellar student who’d like to be published in Texas School Business or an outstanding friend to public schools who deserves to be In e Spotlight, drop me a line at