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TEA Ratings Show 24 FWISD Schools Don’t Make The Grade

Last year the Fort Worth Independent School District had 28 schools on the “needs improvement” list. This year there are only 24.

CBS 11–08/08/2014

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90 Percent Of School Districts Met Texas’ Standard

The Texas Education Agency says 90 percent of districts and 85 percent of schools statewide meet the state’s minimum education standards, and many earned distinctions.

08/08/2014

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Texas’ 2013 On-Time Graduation Rate Increases To Record 88%

Texas’ education commissioner says a record 88 percent of the state’s high school students graduated on time last year.

08/05/2014

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FWISD Reports Nearly $40 Million Overpayment From State

Fort Worth Independent School District has received nearly $40 million more in state funding than it was entitled to and has self reported the error to the Texas Education Agency.

08/01/2014

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Prime Prep Board Meeting Postponed

Prime Prep Academy board members have postponed tonight’s meeting to discuss the future of the school, founded by former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders.

07/21/2014

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Deion Sanders Attributes Prime Prep Trouble To Former Co-Founder

Sanders joined 105.3 The Fan to defend Prime Prep Academy, saying the school is suffering for the illegal actions of a former co-founder.

07/16/2014

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State Begins Process To Revoke Charter Of Prime Prep Academy

The Texas Education Agency is taking steps to shutdown the charter school started by former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders. TEA officials have “started the revocation process” against Uplift Fort Worth — the sponsoring entity of Prime Prep Academy.

CBSDFW.COM–07/15/2014

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Texas H.S. Tests Show Some Improvements

Texas high school students showed improvements on end-of-course standardized tests in biology and algebra, and posted strong passing rates on a history exam administered statewide for the first time but lagged in English.

06/04/2014

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Static Texas Scores Put Focus On Teacher Training

Texas education officials say they will update training for some teachers and work with educators to determine why standardized test scores are not improving.

05/30/2014

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Texas Superintendent Slams Standardized Tests

A Texas school superintendent is speaking out about standardized tests and saying what he believes a lot of parents feel.

CBS 11–05/19/2014

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Texas Releases Math, Reading STAAR Results

Almost 80 percent of fifth- and eighth-graders passed the Texas standardized math test on their first try this month while more than 75 percent passed the reading exam.

04/24/2014

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Texas Public School Enrollment Topped 5 Million In 2012

Texas says its public school enrollment surged by nearly 20 percent in a decade, enough to officially top 5 million as of the 2012-2013 academic year.

04/01/2014

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