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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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Texas SAT Scores Slip For 2012 Class

More students in Texas have taken the SAT but their average scores for reading, math and writing are down.

09/25/2012

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More State Schools Giving $ To “Robin Hood” Finance System

A record number of Texas school districts now have to give up money to the state. According to the Texas Education Agency, an additional 23 state school districts are now considered property wealthy.

CBSDFW.COM–09/12/2012

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Texas To Seek ‘No Child Left Behind’ Waiver

The Texas Education Agency said that it will seek a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education to avoid federal accountability standards imposed by the ‘No Child Left Behind’ law.

09/06/2012

Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams speaks at the final night of the Republican National Convention on September 2, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Perry Names Tea Party Activist Head Of Texas Education Agency

Tea party activist and former Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams has been named Texas’ top education official.

08/27/2012

Before sitting in the Oval Office, many former presidents worked in the classroom as schoolteachers including John Adams, James Garfield, Chester Arthur and Lyndon Johnson.

48 Percent Of Texas Schools Fail Federal Standards

Nearly half of Texas public and charter schools failed to meet federal accountability standards based on the No Child Left Behind Law.

08/08/2012

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Texas High School Graduation Rate Sets Record

Texas’ on-time high school graduation rate has reached an all-time high, increasing 1.6 percent to 85.9 percent for the Class of 2011.

08/03/2012

New Dallas Independent School District superintendent talks with CBS 11 News on his first official day on the job. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

DISD’s Miles To Ask For Another Year To Earn Certification

Incoming Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Miles got the approval Saturday to ask the state for another year to earn his required superintendent certification.

07/23/2012

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All But 42 School Districts Delay STAAR Grade Rule

Some 1,119 school districts across Texas will delay for a year a requirement that the results of the STAAR test count toward ninth graders’ final grades.

05/02/2012

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