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First Day Of STAAR Testing Canceled For Thousands Of Students Experiencing Technical Issues Across Texas

Posted on · Texas officials mandated that students take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness in person this year at monitored test sites, although millions of students are still learning remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Teachers Protest Over Conditions, Testing, And Funding Amid The Pandemic (Dec. 15, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A teacher explains why she and her fellow educators are protesting over the situation they face in the pandemic, Rep. Lizzie Fletcher answers your questions, and we discuss how the Biden administration might affect the environment.

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Opting Out of the STAAR Test: What Are the Consequences?

Posted on · HISD says students who miss the STAAR test this year because their parents choose to have them opt out will not be disciplined. Nevertheless, will a growing opt-out movement make any difference in the purpose, value and impact of the annual standardized test? To find out, Paige Phelps talked with school psychologist Sarah Becker and […]