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.
North Texas Hospital Evaluating Patient For Potential Ebola ExposureA North Texas hospital has a patient in isolation as they evaluate them for potential exposure to the Ebola virus.
Start Of A New Trend? Florida School District Opts Out Of State TestsAfter a Florida school district votes to opt out of state standardized testing, parents question if it could happen in Texas.
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
DPD Police Chief: Training & Testing On-PointDallas Police Chief David O. Brown said there isn’t any evidence some of its training and testing standards are slipping.
Doctors Recommend Genetic Retesting For Breast CancerOver 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.
Dallas Police Department Testing Body CamerasAbout 50 Dallas Police officers have been wearing the cameras and recording their actions for the last month or so.
Unmanned Aircraft Testing Being Performed In TexasJust weeks after the federal government gave the green light, researchers have started test missions in Texas on unmanned aerial vehicles.
NASCAR To Mandate Baseline Concussion TestingNASCAR only recommended the testing this season, but indicated to drivers that a preseason baseline screening could become mandatory as early as 2014.
I-TEAM: Steroid Testing Planned For Arlington PoliceA 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.
Texas House OKs Reduced Testing For Younger StudentsThe Texas House has approved and sent to the Senate a bill reducing standardized testing for elementary and middle school students.

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