In the battle that undid testing in Texas, a grassroots group formed in Austin played an indispensable role.
INTERACTIVE: See how Texas' 5th and 8th graders did on first round of STAAR tests
May 4, 2017: The first bout of STAAR test results have been taken, graded, processed and released in the 2016-17 year—and while some results show increases, others show
Texas may require students to pass a citizenship test. How would you do?
A bill coming before the Texas House on Wednesday would require high school students pass a version of the civics test that immigrants must take when applying for U.S. citizenship. How well would you do? Take our quiz and find out.
What Texans really think about STAAR tests
STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) testing began today and many people aren't very happy about it. There's been debate whether standardized tests should determine students' academics. Many believe they can cause more of a disadvantage for students rather than help prepare them for after they graduate. Others believe that they prepare students for college.
Should Texas Eliminate The High-Stakes STAAR Test?
A West Texas legislator has filed a bill that would prevent schools from using the test to determine a student's promotion to the next grade.
Where does J.C. Penney's turnaround stand? It's testing new ideas in Texas
J.C. Penney has time, options and skilled new management, but the company’s stock and corporate bond prices are signaling that the odds are...
Why a Fighter Jet Is Testing 'Quiet' Supersonic Booms Over Texas
Will people in Texas mind hearing quiet sonic booms from a supersonic jet? NASA is about to find out.
What Will Hundreds of Water Tests Reveal About Drilling in Texas?
"In Texas, I don’t think there’s anybody else doing quite what we’re doing," says research scientist Kevin Schug. What Schug is doing can be found in a two big kitchen refrigerators in a lab on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. The fridges are crammed with hundreds of plastic bottles containing samples from
What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texas
What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texas, Test positive for illegal drugs and face CPS lawsuit, It may take one year to get your kids.
Test your knowledge of loan programs available for Texas veterans
Test your knowledge of loan programs available for Texas veterans Translate this page 04/12/2017 | Author: Editorial Staff The Texas Veterans Land Board was founded by the Texas Legislature in 1946 to help veterans returning from World War II purchase land. Now, the agency serves the approximately 1.7 million military veterans who call Texas home by offering them access to affordable real estate loans. Test your…
No. 10 Oregon Ducks women’s basketball ready for Texas-sized test
In the 2010 women’s NCAA Tournament, seventh-seeded Gonzaga upset No. 2 Texas A&M in Seattle to advance to the Sweet 16. Gary Blair still welcomed Kelly Graves to College Station, Texas, with open arms, giving his Oregon counterpart a tour of campus on Wednesday.
Before tragedy Texas A&M's bonfire tradition withstood test of time
Nearly 20 years after the Texas A&M bonfire tragedy, which claimed the lives of 12 students, we are taking an in-depth look at the bonfire tradition's origins, how the tragedy unfolded, the fallout of the collapse and the evolution of the tradition in the 21st century. This is Part I of the series. Like clockwork – every year during Thanksgiving week – thousands of Texas A&M University students gather on-campus to wait impatiently around a massive stack of logs.
SpaceX's Starship prototype blows its top during Texas test
An early prototype of SpaceX's Starship rocket blew its top during a test Wednesday at the company's construction yard in Boca Chica, Texas.
A look at employee drug tests: What Texas companies are finding
Drug use has continued to rise among U.S. workers, and rates in Texas-- though slightly higher than the national average-- are dropping for some...
Starship Cam: How to watch SpaceX's South Texas test launches this week
Eager to see Elon Musk's Starship Hopper lift off in Texas? Though it won't necessarily be a full launch, you can witness a small milestone in...
Watch a Baseball Team Test Texans' Ridiculous Hail Protection Ideas
There have been some severe storms in Texas, a land where it’s almost always hot and the sun has been consistently baking the pastures, lately. Storms have made Texans who park their cars outside resort to their most creative measures to prevent hail damage, like strapping air mattresses and bubble wrap to them.
New Standards, Rising Test Scores in Texas: What Does It Mean?
Texas defied common wisdom by ratcheting up math standards and producing the same or better performance on state tests.
$17,850 for a urine test? Why a Texas college student's lab bill was so high
In her late 20s and attending college in Texas, Elizabeth Moreno suffered from debilitating back pain caused by a spinal abnormality. I just...
Understanding the Texas Smog & Emissions Test
The Texas Smog & Emissions test doesn’t have to be stressful. Dave’s Ultimate Automotive discusses what to expect and how you can prepare your vehicle!
Texas school district says students must pass a drug test to play sports or join clubs
Students who fail the test will be prohibited from participating in extracurricular activities and parking on campus.