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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.


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State Senate Considers School Testing Changes

The Texas Senate Public Education Committee will be considering overhauling standardized testing and high graduation requirements.


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Texas Tops Nation In Math & Science Scores

Texas students outscored the rest of the country in science and math, but fell behind on literacy tests, according to a new report by the National Center for Education Statistics.


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Graduation Requirement Bill Goes To Full Senate

The Senate Education committee has referred to the full chamber a bill overhauling high school graduation requirements to better emphasize workforce development.


NBA Labor Negotiations Continue As Deadline Looms

Stern Thinks NBA Will Test For HGH Next Season

David Stern is optimistic that blood testing for Human Growth Hormone will be added to the league’s testing policy in time for the 2013-14 NBA season


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Goodell Says Agreement Close On HGH Testing

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he believes there will be an agreement soon with the players’ union for testing for human growth hormone.



State Bill Would Change Graduation & Test Rules

A key education leader in the Texas Senate introduced a bill Tuesday to drastically overhaul high school graduation requirements and reduce by two thirds the number of standardized tests students must pass.


Dale Earnhardt Jr. (R), driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, speaks with crew chief, Steve Letarte in the garage area during testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway on December 11, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Earnhardt Jr. Gives 2013 Car Solid Review At Test

Dale Earnhardt Jr. gave NASCAR’s new car a solid review in his first test drive, putting the 2013 model ahead of its predecessor.


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AP Exam Participation Up 4 Percent In Texas

Texas says the number of its public school students taking Advanced Placement tests increased by 4 percent last year.


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Cornyn Pushes Bill To Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog

A Fort Worth science center may play a major role in reducing the huge backlog of untested rape kits… that is if legislation introduced by a Texas senator is approved.


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ACT College Admissions Test Numbers Up, Texas Scores Flat

Statistics show that more Texas high school seniors are hoping to go to college — although their ACT scores show they might not get in.


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Business Leaders Continue STAAR Testing Support

Hundreds of school districts across the state have been complaining about the new State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test, but some business leaders continue to defend it.