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TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY SCHOOLS LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

written by Laura Yeager, TACS Governmental Relations On December 7, hundreds of public education advocates, educators, and business supporters gathered at the Friends of Texas Public Schools (FOTPS) Gala in Waco. FOTPS fills a remarkably valuable role in standing up for public schools. In the...

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FRIENDS ANNOUNCES 2016 TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FRIEND OF THE YEAR, AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR AND FOUNDER’S DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Friends of Texas Public Schools (Friends) is set to honor three with Friend of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Founders Distinguished Service Award to: Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment (TAMSA), Pam & Representative Gary VanDeaver, and Texas’ 20 Education Service C...

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Class of 2014 graduation rate sets new mark

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas high school on-time graduation rate set by the Class of 2014 reflects another all-time high for the state and marks the seventh consecutive year the overall rate has increased. According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) re...

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Record Number of Texas Students Taking ACT

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has announced that the number of Texas students in the 2014 graduating class taking the ACT college admission test hit a new high. According to a report released today by ACT, 116,547 Texas students took the ACT (up by more than 6,700 students from 2013). ...

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