Back-to-school in 2014 means big changes for students in Texas. Incoming freshmen will follow new high school graduation plans that include majors — or endorsements. Plus, there’s less standardized testing and more vocational classes. It’s all part of HB5, or House Bill 5. The new law makes some of the biggest changes to education in decades. We take an in-depth look at the changes in a series that begins below.
Posted on · Alief Superintendent HD Chambers talks with News 88.7 Education Reporter Laura Isensee
Posted on · A new law made headlines for reducing testing, but it does much more.
Posted on · Students must pick career paths, or endorsements, with Texas' new education plan.
Posted on · In part three, the statewide average is more than 400 students per counselor.
Posted on · In part four, parents are learning about the new requirements for freshmen.
Posted on · Laura Isensee joins Houston Matters to talk about education series.