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State Education Agency: 84% Of Schools Met Standard

The Texas Education Agency says 92 percent of districts and nearly 85 percent of Texas schools meet the state’s minimum standards.

08/08/2013

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New Ratings Coming From Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency will roll out a new accountability system for districts and schools this year that may not bring many immediate surprises but will change how many schools are rated in the long run.

08/07/2013

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I-Team: Teachers Teaching Students How To Cheat?

Our CBS 11 I-Team found some North Texas teachers may actually be teaching their students how to cheat.

CBS 11–04/25/2013

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Irving School Board Member Reprimanded, Accused Of Bullying District Employees

Irving ISD is requesting a state investigation of board member, Steven Jones, over allegations he violated laws and policies governing the district.

CBS 11–04/01/2013

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Texas School Funding Trial Resumes After Holidays

A state budget expert testified Monday about the scope of the projected budget deficit Texas faced when the Legislature slashed public school spending by nearly $5.4 billion.

01/07/2013

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Expert Says Texas Standardized Test Isn’t Too Hard

A state expert denied Monday that Texas made its latest standardized test too difficult, saying such exams have always gotten harder but that students still tend to improve their scores over time.

12/10/2012

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Parents Protest Irving School Admission Plan

One of the top ranked schools in North Texas stepped back from a plan Thursday night to only accept new students from areas with primarily low income families.

12/06/2012

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Computer Glitch Delays Some STAAR Retesting

Texas education officials said that thousands of students retaking the standardized STAAR test had to skip the electronic version due to a computer glitch.

12/04/2012

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Williams Speaks After Perry’s STAAR Remarks

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams speaks a day after Gov. Rick Perry urged him to again delay requiring high school students to have standardized test scores factored into their final grades.

11/30/2012

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State Bilingual Education Needs Skyrocketed

Texas has seen a significant increase in the number of its public-school students considered English-language learners but is cutting funding to bilingual programs vital to ensuring they succeed, an expert told the state’s sweeping school finance trial Tuesday.

11/14/2012

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UT To Limit Automatic Admission To Top 7 Percent

The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 will limit automatic admission of freshmen to the top 7 percent of high school graduating classes.

10/31/2012

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Election To Determine Direction Of Education Board

The upcoming Texas Board of Education elections will determine how much control social conservatives who have waged ideological battles in the past will have on the panel.

10/20/2012

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