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Texas House OKs Plan To Let Some Students Bypass Test Rules

Texas lawmakers could let thousands of Texas high school students graduate this year even if they fail some of the standardized tests normally required for a diploma.

04/21/2015

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Policy Prevents Student With Cystic Fibrosis From “Walking” At Commencement Early

A Plano teen has the strength to fight through four years of high school while battling a life-threatening illness. Now, there’s one course standing between her and graduating with her class.

CBSDFW.COM–04/15/2015

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Backlash At UNT Over Governor Abbott As Graduation Speaker

The announcement that Governor Greg Abbott will be the keynote speaker at the University of North Texas’ commencement ceremony has been met with an online backlash from students.

CBS 11–04/06/2015

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Talent Agency Wants Matt McConaughey Speaking Fee Secret

A celebrity booking agency is saying it’s not all right, all right, all right to make public how much the University of Houston is paying actor Matthew McConaughey to speak at the school’s May commencement ceremony.

03/26/2015

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STAAR Results Show Graduation Outlook

Test results show that nearly 10 percent of all Texas high school seniors are not on track to graduate this year, the Texas Education Agency reported on Thursday.

01/16/2015

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Texas’ 2013 On-Time Graduation Rate Increases To Record 88%

Texas’ education commissioner says a record 88 percent of the state’s high school students graduated on time last year.

08/05/2014

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Gift Guide For The College Graduate

It’s been at least 16 years in the making. Show your grad how proud you are with a special gift from the heart. Here are a few ideas for your upcoming college graduate.

05/08/2014

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Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium Save Prom For North Texas Seniors

Some North Texas seniors will not have to cancel their prom after all, thanks to a big donation from two big organizations.

CBS 11–03/26/2014

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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

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Texas Gives Final OK To Dumping Algebra II

The Texas Board of Education has approved a new high school curriculum that drops Algebra II as a graduation requirement for most high school students.

01/31/2014

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Education Board Nears Grad Requirement Vote

The Texas State Board of Education will hold a last round of discussions on Wednesday before finalizing the state’s new high school graduation requirements on Friday.

01/29/2014

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Birdville ISD Offers Parents Graduation Prep Help

In the next few years, graduation requirements will change for Texas students and Birdville ISD is offering parents some help with the planning process.

01/10/2014

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