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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, center, leaves a news conference with Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor, right, and Sen. Eddie Lucio, left, after presenting a package of legislation, including education-related bills, at the Texas Capitol in Austin on March 3.
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Texas Lawmakers Wrangle a Herd of Education Bills

School choice, a state-run district, teacher evaluations, and K-12 funding are among the issues facing legislators now in the midst of their biennial session. (March 31, 2015)

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May 19, 2015 - Education Week
The schools in Lawrence have made steady progress in raising student achievement and graduation rates since state education officials stepped in to turn around the struggling district.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
Three national charter networks have recently scaled back plans to take over failing schools in the district, underscoring the challenges for turnaround efforts.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
School vouchers divert millions from public education and do not produce results for students, writes Delaware Gov. Jack Markell.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
School choice, a state-run district, teacher evaluations, and K-12 funding are among the issues facing legislators now in the midst of their biennial session.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
The crisply produced education quarterly straddles the worlds of newsstand magazines and academic journals—and sometimes sparks controversy along the way.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
Roughly half of the state's 1.1 million schoolchildren are eligible for vouchers, including students who have never attended public schools.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
At a time when school library services in many big cities are feeling squeezed, the Big Apple's declines are steeper than most, advocates say.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
New Republican governors in Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts are looking to push K-12 initiatives and make budget choices affecting schools in states where Democrats control the legislatures.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
Students would benefit from a well-defined, but limited governmental role in schools, write Paul T. Hill and Ashley Jochim.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week

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