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Advanced Placement participation and scores increase in Texas

Participation in Advanced Placement (AP) tests by Texas public school students was up by 4 percent in the 2011-2012 school year. According to data from the College Board, performance increased for all students by 9.1 percent, with African-American and Hispanic students showing the greatest gain in p...

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Villarreal, school advocates urge state leaders to undo cuts

By Robert T. Garrett, Dallas Morning News Reporter A Democratic lawmaker and other public school advocates on Tuesday urged state leaders next session to use “newly disclosed” billions in revenue that exceeds official state forecasts to start undoing last year’s education cuts. S...

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West vs Asia education rankings are misleading

by MacGregor Campbell MacGregor Campbell is a science and technology journalist, MIT graduate, and Correspondent at New Scientist Magazine. Western schoolchildren are routinely outperformed by their Asian peers, but worrying about it is pointless. MATHEMATICS and science are as essential to moder...

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Texas Students Rank 1st in the Nation

Texas tied for the third highest high school graduation rate in the country for all students and ranks number one in graduation rates for Asian and white students, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Education. “This state-by-state comparison confirms what Texas e...

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