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State Senate To Debate Graduation Overhaul

The head of the Texas Senate Education Committee says the chamber will debate his sweeping proposal to overhaul high school graduation requirements.

03/27/2013

Students celebrate during their graduation ceremony. (credit: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

State House Tackles Graduation Requirements

A sweeping package of public education overhauls is coming to the floor of the Texas House. And it will likely stay for a very long while.

03/26/2013

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State Senate Considers School Testing Changes

The Texas Senate Public Education Committee will be considering overhauling standardized testing and high graduation requirements.

03/12/2013

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Graduation Requirement Bill Goes To Full Senate

The Senate Education committee has referred to the full chamber a bill overhauling high school graduation requirements to better emphasize workforce development.

02/19/2013

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State Bill Would Change Graduation & Test Rules

A key education leader in the Texas Senate introduced a bill Tuesday to drastically overhaul high school graduation requirements and reduce by two thirds the number of standardized tests students must pass.

01/23/2013

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Texas High School Grad Rate Up To 78.9 Percent

A new federal study shows that the state’s four-year high school graduation rate climbed to 78.9 percent in 2009-2010, just above the national average.

01/22/2013

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Business Group Pushes Changes To STAAR Tests

A top business group called Wednesday for easing Texas’ tough new high school graduation standards amid widespread outcry over the set of standardized tests known as STAAR.

12/12/2012

Students celebrate during their graduation ceremony. (credit: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas High School Graduation Rate Sets Record

Texas’ on-time high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high, increasing 1.6 percent to 85.9 percent for the Class of 2011.

08/03/2012

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Students Banned From Graduation Ceremony

Graduation ceremonies for Keller ISD continued on today without several students who were banned from walking on stage to receive their diplomas because of their alleged involvement in senior pranks at two high schools.

06/02/2012

Students celebrate during their graduation ceremony. (credit: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

Students Not Allowed To Walk In Graduation Ceremony

Students in Keller ISD are not being allowed to to participate in Saturday’s graduation ceremony because of a video of a food fight at their high school.

06/02/2012

Students celebrate during their graduation ceremony. (credit: Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller ISD Students Banned From Graduation

Hundreds of students in the Keller Independent School District are preparing for upcoming graduation exercises, but more than a dozen students are not being allowed to participate in activities.

05/30/2012

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Teen Will Be Pride Of Two Families On Graduation Day

Thousands of North Texas high school seniors are preparing to graduate this month, and many of them overcame hardships to do so. But none compare with a McKinney North High School student whose courage after losing her family has inspired everyone around her.

05/18/2012

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