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Texas Lawmakers To Evaluate STAAR

Top education leaders in Texas are to hear testimony on the state’s new standardized test and its effects on students, teachers, instruction practices and graduation rates.


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Report Calls STAAR Standards Too Lenient

Texas high school students can pass most of the state’s new STAAR end-of-course exams this year by answering fewer than half of the questions correctly.


Blood samples are seen in a hospital testing for tuberculosis. (credit: RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

New Round Of TB Testing In North Texas School District

Follow-up testing for tuberculosis begins Monday in the Ennis school district.


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Report: MLB To Begin Testing For HGH In 2012

It will make MLB the first major North American sport to blood test unionized players. Baseball has tested minor league players since 2010 because it didn’t need the union’s consent.


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Cold PSAT Exam Burns Some North Texas Students

Some parents thought it was a joke when a school district said that students would take a preliminary college entrance exam in a hockey arena.


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Steroid Testing To Survive State Budget Cuts

Despite barely two dozen positive tests in three years, Texas is likely to keep its high school steroids testing program.