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Texas Graduation Rates Tie For Nation’s 3rd Best

Texas and five other states have tied for America’s third-best high school graduation rate under a new system that makes nationwide data easier to compare.


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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.


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Education Secretary Calls For NCAA Tourney Reform

Sec. Duncan is backing the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics’ call to change the eligibility requirements and revenue distribution system for NCAA basketball postseason play.