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Start Of A New Trend? Florida School District Opts Out Of State Tests

After a Florida school district votes to opt out of state standardized testing, parents question if it could happen in Texas.

08/29/2014

Tony Kanaan of Brazil, driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

IndyCar Drivers Calmer In Texas After Long Beach Tempers

Kanaan and IndyCar points leader Will Power were among 18 drivers taking part in an open Firestone tire test Wednesday at Texas Motor Speedway

04/16/2014

Dallas Police Department (image via KTVT)

DPD Police Chief: Training & Testing On-Point

Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown said there isn’t any evidence some of its training and testing standards are slipping.

04/11/2014

Two doctors look at breast cancer x-rays. (credit:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Doctors Recommend Genetic Retesting For Breast Cancer

Over the past decade, the phrases ‘BRCA 1’ and ‘BRCA 2’ went mainstream as genetic testing to assess breast cancer risk became common. But, now, doctors are telling patients whose tests were negative to get retested.

CBS 11–02/18/2014

Dallas Police Department (image via KTVT)

Dallas Police Department Testing Body Cameras

About 50 Dallas Police officers have been wearing the cameras and recording their actions for the last month or so.

02/12/2014

DRONE 1

Unmanned Aircraft Testing Being Performed In Texas

Just weeks after the federal government gave the green light, researchers have started test missions in Texas on unmanned aerial vehicles.

CBS 11–01/16/2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet, looks on dueing pre-race ceremonies during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crown Royal presents the Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 29, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR To Mandate Baseline Concussion Testing

NASCAR only recommended the testing this season, but indicated to drivers that a preseason baseline screening could become mandatory as early as 2014.

10/24/2013

Syringe, Steriods

I-TEAM: Steroid Testing Planned For Arlington Police

A plan to randomly test all police officers for steroids in Arlington, will make the city among the most stringent in North Texas in testing for the drug.

06/14/2013

Students work during a math class. (credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas House OKs Reduced Testing For Younger Students

The Texas House has approved and sent to the Senate a bill reducing standardized testing for elementary and middle school students.

04/30/2013

Texas State Capitol

Senate Committee Approves Drug Testing For Welfare Benefits

The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee has approved a bill to require drug screening before receiving welfare.

03/26/2013

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Standardized Testing Reduced For Texas Students

The Senate Education Committee has voted to refer to the full chamber a measure reducing the number of standardized tests Texas students must pass to graduate from high school.

03/19/2013

Students take a test in a classroom. (credit: FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

Most STAAR Exams To Go Public In August

Parents will get a look at the much-maligned state standardized tests their kids are taking sooner than expected, when the STAAR exams are released to the public in August.

03/12/2013

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