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Plan Rating Schools With Letter Grades Headed To Full Senate

A plan to rate public schools statewide by letter grades A through F is headed to the full Senate. The Senate Education Committee approved the much-watched bill Tuesday.


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Dewhurst To Announce Education Agenda

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is set to announce the education agenda that he wants Texas senators to pursue in 2014.


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FreedomWorks Sponsors Texas School Choice Rally

The national conservative group FreedomWorks is sponsoring a school choice rally at the state Capitol.


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Williams To Address State Senate Education Panel

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams is set to speak as the state Senate Education Committee discusses several bills affecting classrooms.


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Texas Lawmaker Seeks Charter School Reform

The new head of the Texas Senate’s education committee said it’s too difficult for the state to close down poorly performing charter schools, but more charter schools should be allowed to open.


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School Discipline Policies Too Harsh, Senators Say

Texas Senators from both parties say the state may have gone too far in imposing a zero tolerance policy for bad behavior in schools.


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Texas Senators Examine Charter Schools

Top education leaders examining charter schools in the Texas Senate are considering tuition vouchers again to allow families more school choice.