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New Ratings Coming From Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency will roll out a new accountability system for districts and schools this year that may not bring many immediate surprises but will change how many schools are rated in the long run.

08/07/2013

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Devastated Town Of West Pondering Schools’ Future

After a fertilizer plant explosion devastated the rural town of West in April, local teachers and administrators did what they could to help the community cope with the disaster that wrecked hundreds of structures, including three of city’s four schools.

07/16/2013

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USDA Replacing Junk Food In Schools With “Smart Snacks”

Students, say goodbye to junk food temptations during school hours. The USDA is replacing potato chips and candy bars with baked chips and granola bars as part of new standards for the nation’s schools.

06/27/2013

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DISD Chief Of Communications Resigns

Dallas ISD announced on Tuesday that Chief of Communications Rebecca Rodriguez has resigned her position effective immediately.

06/25/2013

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Massive Tornado Changed How Texas Town Builds Schools

An EF5 tornado that hit Jarrell, Texas 16 years ago nearly wiped the small, Central Texas town off the map. Twenty seven people died.

05/29/2013

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Fort Worth May Amend Liquor Sale Law For Businesses Near Schools

Fort Worth is looking to change its law that prohibits alcohol sales within 300 feet of schools to take the burden off businesses.

CBS 11–05/15/2013

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Dozens Of DISD Schools Could Have New 2013-2014 Principals

Dozens of schools in the Dallas Independent School District could have new principals starting next school year. The plan is all part of Superintendent Mike Miles’ plan to revamp the district.

CBSDFW.COM–04/10/2013

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Fort Worth ISD Holding Strategic Planning Meetings

Community meetings are planned across Fort Worth during the next two weeks. The Fort Worth ISD says it wants to hear from as many people as possible to help create a new strategic plan.

KRLD–04/08/2013

Firearms Maker Smith And Wesson Reports Almost 50 Percent Increase In Sales Revenue

Kennedale To Host ‘Largest CHL Class Ever’ For Teachers

Billed as the “largest CHL class ever,” Kennedale High School will host a one-day Concealed Handgun License course for up to 1,000 Texas school teachers.

03/28/2013

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Schools On Lockdown After 3rd Lake Highlands Attack

Twelve schools are on caution lockdown in the Lake Highlands area as police investigate a possible third sexual assault in the Dallas neighborhood.

CBSDFW.COM–03/19/2013

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FWISD Offers Students A Car For The Right Words

With the right words, one Fort Worth high school senior will win a brand new car. Everyday a shiny new 2013 Honda Civic sits on campus and steals the attention of students at Western Hills High School.

CBSDFW.COM–03/06/2013

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Jeb Bush To Texas: Go Big On Overhauling Schools

Jeb Bush says that when it comes to overhauling public education: “You’ve got to go big or go home.”

02/27/2013

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