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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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Mom Cites Texas Education Code To Keep Child From Taking STAAR

As thousands of kids begin their State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness or STAAR tests this week, an Irving mother is taking a stand against the standardized exams… and she’s not alone.

CBSDFW.COM–03/31/2014

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Number Of Failing Texas Schools Nearly Doubles

Texas education authorities said the number of schools falling short of minimum standards and placed on the Public Education Grant list doubled from 2012 because of newer, higher standards.

01/09/2014

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Texas First-Year Teacher Numbers Drop Sharply

The number of new teachers in Texas has dropped sharply during the last four years, though education observers identify several different reasons for the change.

12/16/2013

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Audit Says Texas Vulnerable To School Cheating

A state audit has found that the Texas Education Agency is unable to detect widespread cheating on the state’s school accountability system, according to a published report.

08/30/2013

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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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