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Meet The 5 DFW Students Heading To Juilliard

There are five students from Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas who are heading to Juilliard to continue learning about performing arts. Here is your chance to meet them.

04/01/2014

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Dinosaur Exhibit Comes To Perot Museum

A new interactive dinosaur exhibit is opening at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, showing the prehistoric creatures in a new way, and giving kids a chance to dig for bones.

04/01/2014

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Upset Irving Mom Pulls Child From STAAR Exam

Many parents are frustrated by the state-mandated STAAR test, and at least one mother in Irving is removing her child from classes to keep her daughter from taking the exam.

04/01/2014

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Mom Cites Texas Education Code To Keep Child From Taking STAAR

As thousands of kids begin their State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness or STAAR tests this week, an Irving mother is taking a stand against the standardized exams… and she’s not alone.

CBSDFW.COM–03/31/2014

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Abbott Shifts To Schools In Governor’s Race

Republican Greg Abbott is ready to shift the Texas governor’s race back to education, but not over spending cuts. He is expected to reveal his education plan on Monday.

03/31/2014

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Fort Worth Church Locks Out Prime Prep Students

A church, claiming it’s owed tens of thousands of dollars by Prime Prep Academy in Fort Worth for rent and construction work, locked its door to students today.

03/28/2014

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Coding The Prom At L.D. Bell

Two juniors at L.D. Bell High School worked together to create a web app that sped up the ticketing process and gave the students a real-time display of available seating.

CBS 11–03/28/2014

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Lawmakers: New Texas Curriculum May Be Too Complicated

Some Texas lawmakers complained Wednesday that sweeping new high school curriculum and standardized testing rules were too complicated for even those who approved them to understand — much less students, parents or academic counselors.

03/26/2014

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State Lawmakers Mull Curriculum Changes

Top members of the Texas House are mulling implementation of a new law that overhauled high school curriculum while easing standardized testing requirements.

03/26/2014

While George Bush was serving as the governor of Texas, brother Jeb Bush was serving as the governor of Florida.

Bush Education Conference Ends

A higher education conference organized by former governors Jeb Bush of Florida and Jim Hunt of North Carolina wraps up two days of talks in North Texas.

03/25/2014

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School Suspension Rates Higher For Black Boys

Federal data shows that, while Texas is doing better than the national average, black male students statewide are still suspended nearly five times more frequently than whites.

03/21/2014

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North Texas H.S. Prom Venue Closes With School Deposit

A prom promise has been broken for seniors at South Garland High School. Their venue closed suddenly, and now, five weeks before the big night, students and staff are left without their money or a place to celebrate.

CBS 11–03/20/2014