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Group Wants Commitment To Ending Black-On-Black Crime

Community activists are calling for a stronger commitment to ending black-on-black crime. The group beleives the effort should begin with local religious leaders and elected officials getting more involved.

CBS 11–08/23/2013

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Williams: Minority-Student Achievement Gap Too Big

Education Commissioner Michael Williams says Texas’ system for rating schools should rely in part on how well districts close achievement gaps between minority and white students.

11/19/2012

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Ed Com Wants Schools Rated On Minority Students

Texas’ new education commissioner says that a revised system for rating schools should look at how well they close the achievement gap for minority students.

11/15/2012

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Study: Data Shows Texas Student Performance Lagging

Texas students overall just aren’t “getting it” in the classroom, according to a new study that challenges the state’s policy on student achievement.

CBSDFW.COM–10/29/2012

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Supreme Court To Consider Affirmative Action Policy At UT Austin

Six decades after Heman Sweatt made history as the first black law student at UT Austin, his descendants in Dallas are watching the Supreme Court closely for another landmark decision.

CBS 11–10/09/2012

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Autism Not Diagnosed As Early In Minority Children

Early diagnosis is considered key for autism, but minority children tend to be diagnosed later than white children. Some new work is beginning to try to uncover why — and to raise awareness of the warning signs so more parents know they can seek help even for a toddler.

02/27/2012

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Minority Groups Call April 3 Primary Unrealistic

Minority groups that claim Texas’ new political maps are unfair have asked a three-judge panel to take their time drafting new maps.

01/23/2012

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Hearing Monday On Temporary District Maps

A hearing is scheduled in federal court in South Texas that could determine what district lines can be used temporarily as election officials prepare for next year’s primaries.

10/31/2011