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Texas Releases Math, Reading STAAR Results

Almost 80 percent of fifth- and eighth-graders passed the Texas standardized math test on their first try this month while more than 75 percent passed the reading exam.

04/24/2014

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Senators Discuss Testing & Curriculum Overhaul

The state Senate Education Committee will assess implementation of a new law overhauling high school curriculum and cutting the number of standardized tests students must pass.

04/14/2014

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State Lawmakers Mull Curriculum Changes

Top members of the Texas House are mulling implementation of a new law that overhauled high school curriculum while easing standardized testing requirements.

03/26/2014

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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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Texas To Offer 2 New Algebra II Alternatives

Texas will develop two new math courses high school students can take in lieu of algebra II as it implements a major overhaul in academic curriculum.

01/30/2014

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Texas Abandons High School Algebra II Requirement

Texas started a trend by making most of its high school students tackle algebra II. But eight years later, the state often watched for education policy is abandoning the requirement.

01/25/2014

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Education Board To Vote On New Textbooks

The Board of Education is casting critical votes Thursday on new science textbooks for use statewide, and on whether Algebra II should be a required high school course.

11/21/2013

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SMU Hosts Engineering Camp

Greg Needel said that it is his job to inspire students to see the fun side of his favorite subject — especially girls, who notoriously shy away from science and math careers.

07/23/2013

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5th Annual Moon Day Celebrates Lunar Landing Anniversary

Forty-three years after Apollo 11 made the first moon landing, on July 20, 1969, we know more about what’s beyond plant Earth. Yet, there’s still much more to learn.

CBS 11–07/18/2013

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Texas Banker Puts Up $1 Million For Tricky Math Solution

A Texas banker is upping the ante to $1 million for whoever solves a tricky problem that’s been dogging mathematicians since the 1980s.

06/05/2013

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Much Ado About Algebra II

AUSTIN (AP) – The math class of exponents and imaginary numbers – and a potential predictor of a student’s success in college and in life – has become a key point of contention as the […]

03/16/2013

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Texas Tops Nation In Math & Science Scores

Texas students outscored the rest of the country in science and math, but fell behind on literacy tests, according to a new report by the National Center for Education Statistics.

02/21/2013

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