Overhaul of bilingual education programs in Texas is put on hold

The overhaul of bilingual and English-as-a-second-language programs in Texas schools has been put on hold.

The state requested and was awarded a delay because of concerns including funding, personnel changes and legislative authority that must be addressed first.

A U.S. District Judge ruled in 2008 Texas schools had failed middle and high school students with limited English.

A Texas Education Agency spokeswoman says the delay gives legislators a chance to consider potential laws that could address the issue.