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Texas Public School Enrollment Topped 5 Million In 2012

Texas says its public school enrollment surged by nearly 20 percent in a decade, enough to officially top 5 million as of the 2012-2013 academic year.

04/01/2014

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Upset Irving Mom Pulls Child From STAAR Exam

Many parents are frustrated by the state-mandated STAAR test, and at least one mother in Irving is removing her child from classes to keep her daughter from taking the exam.

04/01/2014

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Ben and Samuel Dalembert buy Tea

Ben’s new weekly hobby is buying tea, and he happens to run into Mavs center Samuel Dalembert while in the persuit of tea. Also a guest appearance from Max!

105.3 The Fan–11/20/2013

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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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Dallas School Named Best In The Nation

A school in Dallas has been ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row, based in part on how well it prepares students for college.

04/23/2013

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Simple Recipes: Healthful Holiday Treats

These four holiday recipes are both scrumptious and healthy.

12/05/2012

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The Best Hot Drinks In DFW

Autumns and winters in North Texas may be on the mild side, but we still like to warm up with something other than coffee. We found the best DFW spots with tasty hot beverages.

09/26/2012

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More State Schools Giving $ To “Robin Hood” Finance System

A record number of Texas school districts now have to give up money to the state. According to the Texas Education Agency, an additional 23 state school districts are now considered property wealthy.

CBSDFW.COM–09/12/2012

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Perry Names Tea Party Activist Head Of Texas Education Agency

Tea party activist and former Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams has been named Texas’ top education official.

08/27/2012

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Study Says Caffeine Cuts Skin Cancer Risk

To protect against skin cancer, doctors typically recommend smart sun habits like wearing sunscreen or staying indoors. A new study might add drinking coffee to the mix.

07/04/2012

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Texas Education Commissioner Robert Scott Stepping Down

When Scott steps down this summer from the agency that oversees the public education of Texas’ nearly 5 million students, he will be the longest serving education commissioner of the past two decades.

05/01/2012

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No State Investigation Of Dallas Test Scores After Atlanta Analysis

There have been several allegations of cheating on standardized tests at Dallas ISD schools during the past few years.

03/26/2012

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