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A math teacher uses his white board to explain a sum to pupils. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Senators Discuss Testing & Curriculum Overhaul

The state Senate Education Committee will assess implementation of a new law overhauling high school curriculum and cutting the number of standardized tests students must pass.

04/14/2014

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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

A math teacher uses a white board to explain a sum to students. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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

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Board Of Ed Yet To Tackle Textbooks, Algebra II

The Board of Education is in for a long night, with key votes on science books and algebra II still to come.

11/21/2013

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Education Board Mulls Graduation & Textbooks

The State Board of Education is holding two potentially emotionally charged public hearings on high school graduation requirements and what science textbooks should be approved for classrooms across Texas.

09/17/2013

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Bill Requires U.S. History Classes To Graduate

Texas college students would have to take six hours of comprehensive American or Texas history to earn their degrees under a bill scheduled for a hearing by a House panel.

04/17/2013

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Panel To Review Criticized Texas Curriculum System

A special State Board of Education panel is reviewing a curriculum system used by hundreds of Texas school districts — but which some conservatives claim promotes anti-American values.

03/11/2013

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Dallas Kindergartners Mastering Math Skills

A new math curriculum designed by SMU professors is helping kindergartners in Dallas develop necessary skills before they start first grade.

05/02/2012

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Proposed New State Math Standards Draw Criticism

Texas’ new set of proposed K-12 math curriculum standards are drawing fire from an influential business organization and others who say they aren’t rigorous enough.

04/18/2012