Kenric Ward is a veteran journalist who has worked on three Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers. A California native, he received a BA from UCLA (Political Science/Phi Beta Kappa) and holds an MBA. He reported and edited at the San Jose Mercury News and the Las Vegas Sun before joining in 2012 as Virginia Bureau Chief.

Texas lags in privatizing school services

By   /  September 3, 2015  /  Education Blog, News, Pennsylvania, Texas  /  No Comments

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“Texas school districts’ reluctance to adopt competitive contracting practices means that a whole lot of money is being left on the table.”

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8 Texas counties list more voters than residents

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  News, Texas  /  No Comments photo

No law prevents localities from having more registered voters than voting-age residents, and eight Texas counties do.

Now a vote-watch group accuses the counties of violating the National Voting Rights Act by failing to purge dead and ineligible voters.

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Valley vote-fraud figure files ‘zero’ financials

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  News, Texas, Voter Fraud  /  No Comments

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A Weslaco city commissioner, Lupe Rivera, at the center of an election-fraud case listed no political contributions or expenses in his latest campaign finance report.

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Texas land grab: Annexations trample property rights

By   /  August 27, 2015  /  News, Power Abuse, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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“Forced annexation policies allow cities like San Antonio to impose their taxes, debts and big-government structures on people against their will,” Quintero asserts.

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Inefficiency dogs Texas schools as classes resume

By   /  August 25, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Instead of going to classrooms, “money is lining the pockets of superintendents,” Steinhauser said.

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Single-sex schools boost enrollment, raise scores

By   /  August 21, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida, News, Texas  /  No Comments

MEN'S NIGHT: Principal Sterlin McGruder, left, and Gus Garcia at dedication of all-boys school named after Garcia.

Same-gender middle schools are improving academic performance in Austin’s poorer neighborhoods, and more all-male and all-female campuses are opening elsewhere around Texas.

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