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Sunday, February 24th, 2013

At capitol education rally, tough words for Legislature

At a rally at the Capitol on Saturday, public education advocates accused lawmakers of strangling public schools with out-of-control high-stakes testing and funding cuts.

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Reducing school tests draws support in House hearing

More than 100 witnesses signed up to testify before the House Public Education Committee Tuesday in a hearing on student testing and graduation requirements expected to go into the evening.

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Audio: Battle looms as Democrats try to restore education cuts

The Texas Legislature cut more than $5 billion from public education in 2011 to help balance the state budget. Then, last month, lawmakers were told previous revenue estimates were wrong — and that they had more than...

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