Elliott Takes Chevy Camaro For 1st NASCAR Cup Laps At TexasA month before every driver will be at Daytona for the start of the new season, the four drivers took part in the first test of 2018 as a two-day Goodyear tire test began on the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked track in Texas.
SMU Back Up & Running After Power OutageSMU is back open after a power outage on Tuesday night forced thousands of students to be evacuated. Many of those students returned to class on Wednesday morning carrying books and overnight bags.
IndyCar Tests At Reconfigured Texas Motor SpeedwayCastroneves and other IndyCar drivers, minus several Honda entries, tested there Wednesday. They got their first laps on the 1 1/2-mile track since it was completely repaved and significant changes made to Turns 1 and 2.
Final Rules For K-12 Standardized Testing ReleasedAiming to reduce test-taking in America's classrooms, the Obama administration has released final rules to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must take each year.
New SAT Exam Taken By Nearly 1.4 M Students, No Scores YetHigh school students don't appear to have been scared off by the newly redesigned SAT college entrance exam.
Scores Sagging For High Schoolers Taking ACT TestNearly two-thirds of this year's high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many of them remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework.
Health Officials Say Local Spread Of Zika 'Likely' In TexasTexas has identified 33 cases of the Zika virus that all have been associated with overseas travel, but the virus is expected to begin spreading locally within the state during the sweaty upcoming summer months, top health officials said Tuesday.
Arlington ISD Students Stressed After STAAR Test GlitchSome students taking the STAAR tests Tuesday didn't know what to think when all of a sudden their answers disappeared.
Some Online STAAR Test Takers Face GlitchAdministrators are trying to determine whether some students taking an online version of the STAAR test lost answers in a computer glitch. Problems were reported in the Austin, Bryan and Arlington areas.
Nat'l Institutes Of Health Taking 1st Steps In Precision Medicine ProjectThe Obama administration is moving ahead with a major project to learn how to better tailor treatments and preventive care to people's genes, environment and lifestyle.
Study: Kids Take 100-Plus Required Tests Through 12th GradeA new study says the typical student in the nation's big-city public schools spends between 20 and 25 hours a school year taking standardized tests - and roughly 112 mandatory exams from preschool through high school.
Texas Plans To Gradually Increase STAAR Passing StandardsTexas is finally phasing in higher standards to pass its standardized tests — but will do so more gradually then initially planned.