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Texas Leaders Want Voters To OK Property Tax Revenue Growth Over 2.5 Percent. They Couldn’t Get 4 Percent In 2017.

Posted on · The leaders of both legislative chambers say they will be united this year — even if cities and counties push back — and that local officials should come to Austin with solutions in hand if they don't like new proposals.

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Texas Education Agency Sets Rules On How To Exempt Hurricane Harvey-Affected Districts From State Ratings

Posted on · Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Wednesday released criteria that schools affected by Hurricane Harvey will have to meet to be exempt from state ratings. School administrators have argued that all schools in the disaster area should automatically get waivers.

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UPDATE: Texas Education Board Approves Course Formerly Known As Mexican-American Studies

Posted on · After years of debate, the State Board of Education voted preliminarily to create curriculum standards for a Mexican-American studies class. But thanks to the objections of one member, it'll now be called “Ethnic Studies: An Overview of Americans of Mexican Descent.”