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Texas Agency: 4 Districts Violated Law On Disabled StudentsFour Texas school districts violated federal law by not properly evaluating students with disabilities before sending them to court for missing school, a state agency's investigation has found.
Texas Education Commissioner Williams To Resign After Year's EndThe top education official in Texas plans to step down after the end of the year to spend more time with his spouse about 200 miles away.
Texas Wins Conditional 'No Child Left Behind' ReprieveThe U.S. Department of Education has granted Texas a conditional waiver to avoid academic accountability standards under the No Child Left Behind law.
Controversy In Birdville ISD Over Rebel Mascot Catches TEA AttentionThe TEA responded to a complaint by local activist Reverend Kyev Tatum of allegation involving discrimination and hostility.
"Playing Hooky" Could No Longer Be A Crime In Texas"Playing hooky" from school would no longer be a criminal offense under a new bill that cleared both chambers of the Texas Legislature Saturday. Instead, accumulating unexcused absences would mean only civil punishments. The measure now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott.
Prime Prep Academy's Charter Not RevokedThe status of the school's charter was discussed by the Texas Education Agency today in Austin.
Texas Auditor Criticizes Program Run By SchoolsState Auditor John Keel is criticizing an economic development program run by Texas school districts, saying they're being passive about checking whether companies actually are creating high-paying jobs as promised.
TEA Ratings Show 24 FWISD Schools Don't Make The GradeLast year the Fort Worth Independent School District had 28 schools on the "needs improvement" list. This year there are only 24.
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.
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.
FWISD Reports Nearly $40 Million Overpayment From StateFort 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.
Prime Prep Board Meeting PostponedPrime Prep Academy board members have postponed tonight's meeting to discuss the future of the school, founded by former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders.
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