PBS Anywhere

Providing Support for PBS.org

Texas Week

August 16, 2013 | New Accountability for Schools

Video duration: 26:46Video has closed captioning.

When school begins in less than two weeks faculties and administrators will find themselves graded under a new accountability system. In some ways it is simpler in some ways more complex. Some argue that reducing the number of high stakes tests given to students is dumbing down our schools. Others say the new STAAR test is harder than the TAKS test it replaced.

Episodes of Texas Week260

Video thumbnail: Texas Week Aug. 26, 2016 | Controversial police contact ratified

Texas Week

Aug. 26, 2016 | Controversial police contact ratified

City Council will vote on a police contract next week, but not without controversy

26:46

Aug. 26, 2016 | Controversial police contact ratified

26:46

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

26:46

Aug. 19, 2016 | State representative visits 55 schools

26:46

Video thumbnail: Texas Week Aug. 12, 2016 | City’s latest plan to handle growth

Texas Week

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?

26:46

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

26:46

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

Texas Week

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

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

26:46

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

26:46

See all Episodes