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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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The Joy Kitchen Basics: Know Your Oven

Megan Scott, from Joy Of Cooking and the blog The Joy Kitchen, shares tips on how to know your oven.

12/19/2013

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Author: Forming “Wealthy Habits” Can Help You Strike It Rich

There are probably a million books promising to show you how to be a millionaire, but if it was that easy we’d all be wealthy, right? If you take the advice of a recently published book, it’s the things you do every day that can help you strike it rich.

CBS 11–11/07/2013

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Vegan Baking Recipes

Kim Barbouin, author of the “Skinny Bitch” book series, shares her favorite vegan recipes. These sweets are both easy to make and delicious, so start baking up a storm.

09/25/2013

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Little Library Becomes Big Hit In Windthorst

Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the country. But one of those ‘little’ libraries has become a ‘big’ hit in one small North Texas town.

08/23/2013

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Best Children’s Books For Back To School

Whether your child is off to their very first day of preschool, kindergarten, or middle school, our sister company, Simon & Schuster, has a book that’s perfect to beat those first-day jitters.

08/05/2013

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Most Community-Centered Bookstores In DFW

These DFW bookstores are also cultural outposts where people can share ideas, chat with friends and enjoy a variety of social events.

05/20/2013

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Best Specialty Bookstores In DFW

Large-chain stores seem to dominate most of the retail world. But if you are looking for something rare, unique and different, then the look no further than an independent bookseller.

04/29/2013

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Survey Finds Increase In E-Reading, Drop In Paper

Pew Internet Research Center survey released Thursday found that the percentage of Americans aged 16 and older who read an e-book grew from 16 percent in 2011 to 23 percent this year.

12/27/2012

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More States Freed From No Child Left Behind Law

Although more than half the states are now exempt from the toughest requirements of the federal “No Child Left Behind” education law, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said his goal remains to help Congress fix the law, not to sidestep the stalled overhaul effort.

07/09/2012

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State’s Low Special Education Rates Questioned

Teachers and parents say they don’t know why Texas public schools have the lowest percentage of special education students of any state in the country.

07/05/2012

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On The Road: Book In Space

When local author Kevin McGill saw a YouTube video of sushi floating through the sky, he got an idea for his own book that he hoped would make kids want to read.

06/25/2012

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