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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

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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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Dallas Mom Warns Of Drunk Driving Dangers

With prom season now underway, one Dallas mother is sharing her story of heartache. Two years ago, Renee Varela lost her son to an underage drunk driver.

05/17/2012

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DISD Teens Simultaneously Graduate From High School & College

Two high school students are on the verge of accomplishing something no student in the DISD has ever been able to accomplish. The teens are about to simultaneously graduate from high school and college.

05/03/2012

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivers a speech on June 29, 2011. (credit: ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Rice Accepts Invitation To Address SMU Graduates

Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will deliver SMU’s commencement address on Saturday, May 12, the school has announced.

03/28/2012

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High School Graduation Rates Rising In Texas

Graduation rates for Texas high school students increased 1.9 percent since 2002 to just below the national average.

03/19/2012

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Judge Slams Critics Of Texas School Prayer Ruling

A judge, vilified by Republican presidential hopefuls for banning prayer at a Texas high school graduation, delivered an unusual response on Thursday.

02/10/2012

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

Dallas ISD Has Largest Graduating Class In Nearly 30 Years

To say Dionte Johnson was a troubled student in Middle School might be an understatement. “Been kicked out 3 or 4 times, got sent to an alternative school for fighting – doing the wrong stuff I shouldn’t have been doing,” says Johnson.

06/03/2011

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