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Texas H.S. Tests Show Some Improvements

Texas high school students showed improvements on end-of-course standardized tests in biology and algebra, and posted strong passing rates on a history exam administered statewide for the first time but lagged in English.

06/04/2014

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Texas Seeking Recusal Of School Finance Case Judge

Attorney General Greg Abbott asked Monday for the district judge overseeing Texas’ sweeping school finance trial to recuse himself because of perceived bias in emails he exchanged with attorneys for school districts suing the state.

06/02/2014

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DISD Home Rule Debate Heats Up

The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees heard presentations from the two groups of people on the forefront of the home rule debate, Thursday night.

05/22/2014

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Fixed Rate College Tuition In Effect This Fall

The University of Texas Board of Regents voted to not raise in-state tuition and decided on tuition rates for the Guaranteed Tuition Program.

05/21/2014

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Buddy Bench Encourages Friendship

A second grader’s idea to help fellow classmate who may feel lonely is spreading fast through school campuses in Frisco.

05/20/2014

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Texas Regents Decline To Raise In-State Tuition

In-state tuition and fees will remain the same in the next school year for University of Texas System students.

05/20/2014

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Another Battle In The DISD ‘Home Rule’ Fight

The Home Rule fight at Dallas ISD is on the brink of its next battle. A group that wants to turn DISD into a charter district says it has enough support to move the war to the people — at the polls.

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2014

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Perry To UT Regents: Don’t Rush To Raise Tuition

Republican Gov. Rick Perry is again opposing tuition hikes within the University of Texas System as the flagship Austin campus proposes pushing the average semester cost past $5,000.

05/14/2014

John Reed's death lead to a demand from many in the community that the Kerens Independent School District do more to address the issue of bullying in the schools. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Parents: Kerens ISD Won’t Address Bullying

Family and friends of a eighth grader who committed suicide say he was bullied.

05/11/2014

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Frisco ISD Easily Passes $775M Bond

By a better than three to one margin, voters in the Frisco ISD passed a $775-million school bond.

05/11/2014

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VIDEO: DISD Superintendent Lays Out Pay For Performance Plan

Pay teachers for experience and their education or the performance of their students. Thursday night the Dallas ISD superintendent laid out a plan to completely overhaul how the district’s teachers earn their wages.

CBS 11–05/08/2014

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DISD Debating Teacher ‘Pay For Performance’ Plan

In the Dallas Independent School District, some believe teacher pay should be tied to the performance of the students. But does linking pay and performance really lead to the right result?

CBSDFW.COM–05/05/2014

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