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Texas House Passed The Long-Debated Education Bill

Posted on · The Texas House passed a major education bill, House Bill 5, Tuesday night after a marathon debate and consideration of more than 100 amendments. The bill reduces the number of tests in high school from 15 to five, changes the graduation plan for students and revises the grading system for schools.

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Major Testing Bill To Hit Texas House Floor

Posted on · Over the past year there has been a major debate over testing in schools. Parents and school boards have weighed in on the topic. Today state lawmakers will debate a key piece of legislation that could roll back testing in Texas.

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Fort Bend Picks Superintendent Finalist

Posted on · Fort Bend Independent School District has about 70,000 students, making it the seventh largest school district in Texas. This week the Fort Bend school board picked a lone finalist to lead the district as superintendent.

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KUHF Conversations: Teach For America’s Next Big Plans In Houston

Posted on · Houston is one of the first places Teach for America got started and the city remains one of its largest regions. The organization sends corps members who are generally young college graduates with lots of energy to teach in poor, struggling schools. Teach for America's new director in Houston Luis Elizondo-Thomson talks with KUHF Education Reporter Laura Isensee about the next big plans for the organization in Houston and why the controversial program is worth it.