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January 27, 2012 | STAAR vs. TAKS

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The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness or STAAR test will be given to students in Texas in two months. This replaces the old TAKS test. But unlike TAKS this test will count for 15 percent of a students grade in each course. There is concern that this new test could affect student grade point averages and class ranking which can affect entrance into college.

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Video thumbnail: Texas Week Aug. 19, 2016 | State representative visits 55 schools

Texas Week

Aug. 19, 2016 | State representative visits 55 schools

State Rep. Diego Bernal hopes he can persuade colleagues to help educators more

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Aug. 19, 2016 | State representative visits 55 schools

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Aug. 12, 2016 | City’s latest plan to handle growth

Is city’s latest growth plan strong enough to deal with sprawl and the environment?

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Aug. 12, 2016 | City’s latest plan to handle growth

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Video thumbnail: Texas Week Aug. 5, 2016 | Fate of long-sought police contract

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Aug. 5, 2016 | Fate of long-sought police contract

City Councilman Rey Saldana says he isn’t signing on to long-sought police contract

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Aug. 5, 2016 | Fate of long-sought police contract

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Video thumbnail: Texas Week July 29, 2016 | Tensions between minorities and police

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July 29, 2016 | Tensions between minorities and police

Hear about efforts to fix what some people -- on both sides -- see as a chasm

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July 29, 2016 | Tensions between minorities and police

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