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Lockhart Post-Register
STAAR Test issues change LISD summer school planswill be counted in our campus and district accountability ratings, so parents s
STAAR Test issues change LISD summer school plans
Lockhart Post-Register / Posted 3 hours ago
will be counted in our campus and district accountability ratings, so parents should be aware of that.” Bohn said the Texas Education Agency, has directed districts not to administer the summer retest for fifth and eighth graders, which is... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
After STAAR testing gaffes, WFISD to promote some students selectivelystandardized test before being allowed to move to the next grade, but another r
After STAAR testing gaffes, WFISD to promote some students selectively
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted yesterday
standardized test before being allowed to move to the next grade, but another reported failure of the contractor led the Texas Education Agency to waive those requirements. That left the WFISD and other local school districts in a quandary:... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Consider This: Someone must be held accountable for STAAR testingthis...I say that someone needs to be held accountable for this debacle. Wheth
Consider This: Someone must be held accountable for STAAR testing
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 2 days ago
this...I say that someone needs to be held accountable for this debacle. Whether the fault lies with ETS or the Texas Education Agency, our lawmakers need to be asking some hard questions about the STAAR tests. Who is responsible? Who... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersof the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to hav
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KXXV Waco / Posted 2 days ago
of the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to have a gradual transition over two years. The Texas Education Agency was attempting to placate those who felt the longtime monopoly by testing vendor Pearson couldn't end... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersof the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to hav
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 2 days ago
of the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to have a gradual transition over two years. The Texas Education Agency was attempting to placate those who felt the longtime monopoly by testing vendor Pearson couldn't end... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersof the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to hav
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 2 days ago
of the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to have a gradual transition over two years. The Texas Education Agency was attempting to placate those who felt the longtime monopoly by testing vendor Pearson couldn't end... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersof the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to hav
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 2 days ago
of the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to have a gradual transition over two years. The Texas Education Agency was attempting to placate those who felt the longtime monopoly by testing vendor Pearson couldn't end... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersof the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to hav
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 2 days ago
of the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to have a gradual transition over two years. The Texas Education Agency was attempting to placate those who felt the longtime monopoly by testing vendor Pearson couldn't end... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersof the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to hav
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 2 days ago
of the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to have a gradual transition over two years. The Texas Education Agency was attempting to placate those who felt the longtime monopoly by testing vendor Pearson couldn't end... Read more
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My EastText
ETX hospital system VP named to Texas Health Services Authority Board Of Directorsfor the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and a past member of the Commission on
ETX hospital system VP named to Texas Health Services Authority Board Of Directors
My EastText / Posted 3 days ago
for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and a past member of the Commission on the Status of Women-San Antonio and the Texas Education Agency Accountability Policy Advisory Committee. Marino received a Bachelor of Science in journalism from... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Report finds WFISD special education services lacking in some areas19 responses from parent surveys, and compared the district to nine other schoo
Report finds WFISD special education services lacking in some areas
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 3 days ago
19 responses from parent surveys, and compared the district to nine other school districts in Texas' Region 9 area using Texas Education Agency data. Stetson and Associates focused on four themes in their findings and recommendations. Theme 1... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Firing new STAAR vendor is tempting -- but that would be prematureof the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to hav
Firing new STAAR vendor is tempting -- but that would be premature
Dallas Morning News / Posted 4 days ago
of the contract and the start of testing. It would have been far smarter to have a gradual transition over two years. The Texas Education Agency was attempting to placate those who felt the longtime monopoly by testing vendor Pearson couldn't end... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Dustin Marshall Fills Empty Dallas ISD District 2 Seat After Runoff Election SaturdayThe seat was vacated last December when former board member Mike Morath was app
Dustin Marshall Fills Empty Dallas ISD District 2 Seat After Runoff Election Saturday
KERA North Texas / Posted 4 days ago
The seat was vacated last December when former board member Mike Morath was appointed to Texas Education Agency commissioner. Marshall, CEO of Hazel’s Hot Shot and and Preston Hollow resident, has experience working and volunteering with education... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Mexican American heritage textbook proposal causing controversyis failing those kids. "On a scale of A-F, I'll be honest with you, I'll give
Mexican American heritage textbook proposal causing controversy
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 4 days ago
is failing those kids. "On a scale of A-F, I'll be honest with you, I'll give it an 'F,'" he said. Two years ago, the Texas Education Agency started to fix that, taking proposals for a book that would help shape the curriculum. The proposal,... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Hispanics outraged by Mexican American heritage textbook proposala scale of A-F, I'll be honest with you, I'll give it an 'F,'&q
Hispanics outraged by Mexican American heritage textbook proposal
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 4 days ago
a scale of A-F, I'll be honest with you, I'll give it an 'F,'" he said.

Two years ago, the Texas Education Agency started to fix that, taking proposals for a book that would help shape the curriculum.

The... Read more

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KVUE-TV Austin
Mexican American heritage textbook proposal causing controversyis failing those kids. "On a scale of A-F, I'll be honest with you, I'll give
Mexican American heritage textbook proposal causing controversy
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 4 days ago
is failing those kids. "On a scale of A-F, I'll be honest with you, I'll give it an 'F,'" he said. Two years ago, the Texas Education Agency started to fix that, taking proposals for a book that would help shape the curriculum. The proposal,... Read more
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11 News Houston
Mexican American heritage textbook proposal causing controversyis failing those kids. "On a scale of A-F, I'll be honest with you, I'll give
Mexican American heritage textbook proposal causing controversy
11 News Houston / Posted 5 days ago
is failing those kids. "On a scale of A-F, I'll be honest with you, I'll give it an 'F,'" he said. Two years ago, the Texas Education Agency started to fix that, taking proposals for a book that would help shape the curriculum. The proposal,... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Mexican American heritage textbook proposal causing controversyis failing those kids. "On a scale of A-F, I'll be honest with you, I'll give
Mexican American heritage textbook proposal causing controversy
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 5 days ago
is failing those kids. "On a scale of A-F, I'll be honest with you, I'll give it an 'F,'" he said. Two years ago, the Texas Education Agency started to fix that, taking proposals for a book that would help shape the curriculum. The proposal,... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Taxpayers stuck with tab for SISD misstepslegal fees in connection with the case. It is all a perfectly legitimate expen
Taxpayers stuck with tab for SISD missteps
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 7 days ago
legal fees in connection with the case. It is all a perfectly legitimate expense, and that is troubling. We are glad the Texas Education Agency has its eye on Southside. That’s some of the best news the district’s taxpayers have had in a long... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
HISD board approves budget, closes a $95 million shortfallthe state education commissioner is charged with detaching pricey commercial pr
HISD board approves budget, closes a $95 million shortfall
Houston Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
the state education commissioner is charged with detaching pricey commercial property from HISD and assigning it to poorer districts to be taxed at their rate. The detachment option would be unprecedented, according to the Texas Education... Read more
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Lockhart Post-Register
Board of Education seeks input on testinghave brought the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testin
Board of Education seeks input on testing
Lockhart Post-Register / Posted 8 days ago
have brought the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing standards under scrutiny from the Texas Education Agency and beyond. The Post-Register is working with the Lockhart Independent School District to determine... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Snub doesn’t change data on schoolsorganization that focuses on public policies and the effect they have on Texas
Snub doesn’t change data on schools
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
organization that focuses on public policies and the effect they have on Texas children analyzed data collected by the Texas Education Agency. That public information is gathered from all the public schools in the state and is available to... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Students, teachers and social media get a second look in light of recent criminal incidentssome 162 cases of educators in Texas engaging in an inappropriate relationship
Students, teachers and social media get a second look in light of recent criminal incidents
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
some 162 cases of educators in Texas engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student have been reported to the Texas Education Agency. In the 2014-2015 fiscal year, 188 cases were reported, according to information obtained from the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Students, teachers and social media get a second look in light of recent criminal incidentssome 162 cases of educators in Texas engaging in an inappropriate relationship
Students, teachers and social media get a second look in light of recent criminal incidents
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 9 days ago
some 162 cases of educators in Texas engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student have been reported to the Texas Education Agency. In the 2014-2015 fiscal year, 188 cases were reported, according to information obtained from the... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Students, teachers and social media get a second look in light of recent criminal incidentssome 162 cases of educators in Texas engaging in an inappropriate relationship
Students, teachers and social media get a second look in light of recent criminal incidents
Houston Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
some 162 cases of educators in Texas engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student have been reported to the Texas Education Agency. In the 2014-2015 fiscal year, 188 cases were reported, according to information obtained from the... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Summer School Continues Despite STAAR CancellationThe Texas Education Agency (TEA) canceled the third administration of the State
Summer School Continues Despite STAAR Cancellation
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 9 days ago
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) canceled the third administration of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program test for students in 5th and 8th grade. The reason for the cancellation was due to a computer glitch after the... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Beaumont ISD summer school students not required to take STAAR re-testround of the testing, leaving thousands of students across the state waiting to
Beaumont ISD summer school students not required to take STAAR re-test
Houston Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
round of the testing, leaving thousands of students across the state waiting to learn whether they're moving up a grade. Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath late Friday said he will not hold kids accountable for adults' mistakes, but... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
As schools continue to get incorrect STAAR results, officials demand that vendor steps up scrutinyfamilies would know whether their children needed summer school and to retake t
As schools continue to get incorrect STAAR results, officials demand that vendor steps up scrutiny
Dallas Morning News / Posted 10 days ago
families would know whether their children needed summer school and to retake the assessment tests later this month. The Texas Education Agency also told Texas superintendents on Monday morning that STAAR results they expected to get this week... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Hearne ISD holds special meeting to discuss future, TEA compliance- Hearne ISD held a special meeting Monday night in an effort to turn the distr
Hearne ISD holds special meeting to discuss future, TEA compliance
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 10 days ago
- Hearne ISD held a special meeting Monday night in an effort to turn the district around and avoid more problems. The Texas Education Agency continues to investigate the district and a recent forensic audit revealed large-scale financial... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Hearne ISD holds special meeting to discuss future, TEA compliance- Hearne ISD held a special meeting Monday night in an effort to turn the distr
Hearne ISD holds special meeting to discuss future, TEA compliance
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 10 days ago
- Hearne ISD held a special meeting Monday night in an effort to turn the district around and avoid more problems. The Texas Education Agency continues to investigate the district and a recent forensic audit revealed large-scale financial... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Education Commissioner Expands on STAAR Decision - Education Commissioner Expands on STAAR Decision by Madlin Mekelburg The Texas Tribune June 13 2016 Education Commissioner Mike Morath expanded Monday on his decision to waive requirements for 5...year's STAAR exams, saying that a delay in the return of test scores forced the
Education Commissioner Expands on STAAR Decision - Education Commissioner Expands on STAAR Decision by Madlin Mekelburg The Texas Tribune June 13 2016 Education Commissioner Mike Morath expanded Monday on his decision to waive requirements for 5...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
year's STAAR exams, saying that a delay in the return of test scores forced the need to take action. In a blog post on the Texas Education Agency website, Morath said his decision came after Educational Testing Service, the New Jersey-based company... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Five CCISD campuses to undergo systemic changessaid Hernandez, who presented the plans to the board. Seven CCISD schools have
Five CCISD campuses to undergo systemic changes
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 10 days ago
said Hernandez, who presented the plans to the board. Seven CCISD schools have been rated "improvement required" by the Texas Education Agency three consecutive years, and improvements for two of the campuses — Kostoryz Elementary and South Park... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
About 1,400 CCISD students will promote, despite failing STAARMore than 1,400 Corpus Christi ISD students will not be held back a grade becau
About 1,400 CCISD students will promote, despite failing STAAR
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 10 days ago
More than 1,400 Corpus Christi ISD students will not be held back a grade because of statewide testing glitches. Texas Education Agency Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced late Friday the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Golfers raise money at benefit tournament for Siegel familygoing to monitor those situations, wait for those facts to come out, and see ho
Golfers raise money at benefit tournament for Siegel family
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 10 days ago
going to monitor those situations, wait for those facts to come out, and see how we can apply them to us here in Lubbock." Texas Education Agency waives 5th, 8th grade retesting and retention requirementsTexas Education Agency waives 5th, 8th grade... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Lil Wayne has multiple seizures on private jet, taken to hospitalgoing to monitor those situations, wait for those facts to come out, and see ho
Lil Wayne has multiple seizures on private jet, taken to hospital
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 10 days ago
going to monitor those situations, wait for those facts to come out, and see how we can apply them to us here in Lubbock." Texas Education Agency waives 5th, 8th grade retesting and retention requirementsTexas Education Agency waives 5th, 8th grade... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Lubbock first responders learning lessons from Orlando tragedygoing to monitor those situations, wait for those facts to come out, and see ho
Lubbock first responders learning lessons from Orlando tragedy
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 10 days ago
going to monitor those situations, wait for those facts to come out, and see how we can apply them to us here in Lubbock." Texas Education Agency waives 5th, 8th grade retesting and retention requirementsTexas Education Agency waives 5th, 8th grade... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
JetBlue offering free flights to family members of Orlando shooting victimsTexas Education Agency waives 5th, 8th grade retesting and retention requiremen
JetBlue offering free flights to family members of Orlando shooting victims
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 10 days ago
Texas Education Agency waives 5th, 8th grade retesting and retention requirementsTexas Education Agency waives 5th, 8th grade retesting and retention requirements As a result of ongoing reporting issues with the state’s testing vendor, Commissioner... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
As schools continue to get incorrect STAAR results, officials ask vendor to step up scrutinyfamilies would know whether their children needed summer school and to retake t
As schools continue to get incorrect STAAR results, officials ask vendor to step up scrutiny
Dallas Morning News / Posted 10 days ago
families would know whether their children needed summer school and to retake the assessment tests later this month. The Texas Education Agency also told Texas superintendents on Monday morning that STAAR results they expected to get this week... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Abilene ISD Asks STAAR Testers to Remain in Summer School- Abilene ISD is asking all 5th and 8th grade students who failed STAAR testing
Abilene ISD Asks STAAR Testers to Remain in Summer School
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 11 days ago
- Abilene ISD is asking all 5th and 8th grade students who failed STAAR testing to complete summer school even though the Texas Education Agency said this year's scores are being waived due to a glitch. The glitch in the online testing system... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Foul Ups Prompt State to Scrap School Test Scores - Foul Ups Prompt State to Scrap School Test Scores by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune June 10 2016 Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. Fifth and eighth graders who failed STAAR e...they can move on to the next grade or graduate. State law allows Morath to waiv
Foul Ups Prompt State to Scrap School Test Scores - Foul Ups Prompt State to Scrap School Test Scores by Kiah Collier The Texas Tribune June 10 2016 Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. Fifth and eighth graders who failed STAAR e...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 12 days ago
they can move on to the next grade or graduate. State law allows Morath to waive the requirement whenever necessary, the Texas Education Agency noted in a news release. School districts have reported dozens of logistical and technical issues... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
Foul ups prompt Texas to scrap school test scoresthey can move on to the next grade or graduate. State law allows Morath to waiv
Foul ups prompt Texas to scrap school test scores
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 13 days ago
they can move on to the next grade or graduate. State law allows Morath to waive the requirement whenever necessary, the Texas Education Agency noted in a news release. School districts have reported dozens of logistical and technical issues... Read more
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Waxahachie Daily Light
New age of old journalismsaid the digital scoreboard could also give students the knowledge they need to
New age of old journalism
Waxahachie Daily Light / Posted 13 days ago
said the digital scoreboard could also give students the knowledge they need to choose their “major” as a part of the 2013 Texas Education Agency House Bill 5 that requires students from the 2014-15 school year and forward to choose from a... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Amid STAAR Upheaval, Panel Working on Fixesthink as the work of the commission has gone on, that’s sort of shifted to caut
Amid STAAR Upheaval, Panel Working on Fixes
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 13 days ago
think as the work of the commission has gone on, that’s sort of shifted to caution and suspicion.” Read More Parents Sue Texas Education Agency Over STAAR Exams Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim, the panel’s chairman, said he's tried to remind... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
More STAAR confusion: Vendor reports tests from Austin district are missing, but now it says it has themtimes, finally typed 'whatever' in her essay out of frustration," Superintenden
More STAAR confusion: Vendor reports tests from Austin district are missing, but now it says it has them
Dallas Morning News / Posted 13 days ago
times, finally typed 'whatever' in her essay out of frustration," Superintendent Tylor Chaplin wrote in a letter to the Texas Education Agency in April as he expressed his growing frustration. Students have done nothing wrong and "should not be... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Mexican-Americans, according to ‘Mexican American Heritage’of the creation of instructional resources for the teaching of the subject. The
Mexican-Americans, according to ‘Mexican American Heritage’
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 13 days ago
of the creation of instructional resources for the teaching of the subject. The exuberance eroded the past few weeks as the Texas Education Agency released its samples of materials to teach Mexican-American studies. The sole book in the social... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Foul ups prompt Texas to scrap school test scoresthey can move on to the next grade or graduate. State law allows Morath to waiv
Foul ups prompt Texas to scrap school test scores
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 13 days ago
they can move on to the next grade or graduate. State law allows Morath to waive the requirement whenever necessary, the Texas Education Agency noted in a news release. School districts have reported dozens of logistical and technical issues... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
STAAR results won't count against fifth- and eighth-gradersafter weekend computer maintenance on servers connected to the tests. Superinte
STAAR results won't count against fifth- and eighth-graders
Houston Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
after weekend computer maintenance on servers connected to the tests. Superintendents say there was no follow-up from the Texas Education Agency and ETS. • In response to computer glitches, the TEA and ETS gave conflicting answers on how to deal... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
STAAR results won't count against fifth- and eighth-gradersto the tests. Superintendents say there was no follow-up from TEA and ETS. • I
STAAR results won't count against fifth- and eighth-graders
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 13 days ago
to the tests. Superintendents say there was no follow-up from TEA and ETS. • In response to computer glitches, the Texas Education Agency and ETS gave conflicting answers on how to deal with them. Superintendents from Katy ISD, Houston... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
5th - 8th graders will not have to retake STAAR, state 'removes consequences'From The Texas Education Agency: AUSTIN, TX – As a result of ongoing reporting
5th - 8th graders will not have to retake STAAR, state 'removes consequences'
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 13 days ago
From The Texas Education Agency: AUSTIN, TX – As a result of ongoing reporting issues with the state’s testing vendor, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the state will be removing student consequences attached to State of... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
5th - 8th graders will not have to retake STAAR, state 'removes consequences'From The Texas Education Agency: AUSTIN, TX – As a result of ongoing reporting
5th - 8th graders will not have to retake STAAR, state 'removes consequences'
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 13 days ago
From The Texas Education Agency: AUSTIN, TX – As a result of ongoing reporting issues with the state’s testing vendor, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced today that the state will be removing student consequences attached to State of... Read more
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