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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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New Education Commissioner: Getting to Know Mike Morath

Posted on · Last month (Dec. 14, 2015), Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Mike Morath as the state’s next education commissioner. Morath, who’d served as a trustee for the Dallas Independent School District for the last five years, succeeds Michael Williams, who stepped down last week (Jan. 1, 2016). As head of the Texas Education Agency, Morath will oversee more than 1,200 school […]

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Cruz’s Presidential Viability: Tuesday’s Show (January 5, 2016)

Posted on · It’s common during a presidential campaign, in the weeks leading up to primaries and caucuses, for voters to, in essence, audition certain candidates. Those mired near the bottom of public opinion polls can bubble up to the surface while others can slide into the background. In recent weeks, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has […]