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Two Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Plano ISD Scam

The Plano school district and its taxpayers were the victims and federal officials say Carol LaRue and Kris Gentz are now facing up to five years in prison.

06/25/2014

Pedro Leon Martinez (L) receives help from volunteer Maria Peralta in filing up his application for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Local Organizations Help Young Immigrants Seeking The American Dream

Brought to the U.S. as a toddler, Jessica Barron learned early that her life would be severely limited by her immigration status. But for Barron, and others like her, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is like pouring rain on the seeds of withered dreams.

CBS 11–06/10/2014

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Ex-GM CEO Whitacre, Wife Donate $15M To Texas Tech

Former General Motors Co. CEO Edward Whitacre Jr. and his wife have donated $15 million to his alma mater, Texas Tech University.

06/10/2014

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FWISD Parents Express Concern After Superintendent Retires

Teena James is a parent of several students in FWISD and said she thinks the district is in trouble.

06/09/2014

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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

Texas Governor Rick Perry (Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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

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