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Texas African-American students rank fourth nationally on eighth-grade science NAEP

Texas students in every major ethnic group significantly outscored their peers nationally on the eighth grade National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) science test, with the state’s African-American students earning the fourth highest score in the country compared to other African-Am...

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Texas students do well compared with national stats

06nov Dallasnews.com Texas fourth- and eighth-graders are not progressing in reading. That’s a key finding in the newly released results from the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress exam. But if you dig deeper into the state scores on the respected test, which is given voluntari...

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Texas slashes public school budget: Cutting through the rhetoric and confusion

By Scott Niven Scott Niven is a CPA and has been Superintendent of the Red Oak ISD since 2007. (Written in partnership with Friends of Texas Public Schools) The 82nd Legislative Session ended over 3 months ago, yet many are still attempting to understand what happened. On one side, school groups...

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Certified teachers+modern instruction=better public-school math scores

In another “Freakonomics”-style study that turns conventional wisdom about public- versus private-school education on its head, a team of University of Illinois education professors has found that public-school students outperform their private-school classmates on standardized math test...

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