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More than 76,000 Texas students in the fifth and eighth grades — about 1 in 10 pupils — were unable to pass the STAAR math or reading tests on the third try this summer. Most were promoted to the next grade only through a loophole in state law. New results compiled by the Texas...
The first year of enrollment under the federal health care law was marred by the troubled start of HealthCare.gov, rampant confusion among consumers and a steep learning curve for insurers and government officials alike. But insurance executives and managers of the online...
Capital Metro is cashing in — but the buses aren’t seeing quite as many riders. The formerly strapped transit agency is sitting on a $102 million savings account and plans to boost spending next year by more than $38 million, an increase of about 13.5 percent. Read more: http://...
She stands 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds, and claims she was tackled by three police officers at a high school because she wouldn't hand over her cellphone. The alleged incident, which was recorded by a fellow student, was posted to Instagram and has lit up...
Consolidating Bexar County's 15 public school districts into one megadistrict of around 321,000 students wouldn't save money — it would actually increase costs, according to a state study released Wednesday. The Texas Education Agency commissioned the study, “Anticipating the...
A Texas woman faces charges of endangering a child after she left her two-year-old granddaughter alone in a car for over an hour to go grocery shopping. Deborah Reece, 60, of Burleson, Texas, was arrested yesterday as she left a Walmart in Crowley, Texas, this after two women...
When the police arrived, the shooting range instructor who had been accidentally shot by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi was still breathing, lying on the ground and moaning as a colleague tried to stanch the bleeding from a bullet wound to his head, according to a police report...
Leading international health officials said Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is accelerating and the window for getting it under control is closing. “Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it,” Joanne Liu,...
Congressional lawmakers urged the Obama administration to crank up the offensive against the Islamic State after another video surfaced purporting to show the graphic execution of an American journalist. Two weeks after American James Foley was beheaded by his Islamic State...