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Texas post top high school graduation rates, but why?

Morgan Smith, The Texas Tribune | Dec 02, 2012

With witnesses in a school finance trial testifying daily on the challenges facing public education in the state, and with a chorus of state leaders citing the failings of traditional public schools in calling for reform, some may be surprised to hear that by one measure, Texas schools appear to be doing quite well.

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For South Texas, no easy road to medical school

Emily Ramshaw, The Texas Tribune | Nov 26, 2012

When Travis County voters approved a ballot measure this month that paved the way for a new University of Texas medical school in Austin, many South Texans had to stifle the emotions that came most naturally: frustration and resentment. They had been trying for decades to secure financing for a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley, only to watch the deal get sealed first for their wealthier northern neighbor.

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Public schools turn to parents' dollars for support

Morgan Smith, The Texas Tribune | Oct 01, 2012

Tight budget cuts in education lead schools and parents to come up with creative classroom solutions.

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Texas State Univ. Receives Major Gift for Water Research

Reeve Hamilton, The Texas Tribune | Aug 26, 2012

With plans Friday to rename Texas State University's River Systems Institute, the Texas State University System Board of Regents aims to recognize a Dallas-based philanthropic organization.

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Teacher Silvia Corado works with students in her pre-kindergarten class as they learn syllables and word identification, part of the Summer Bilingual Academy at Wilson Elementary School in San Antonio. (Lisa Kratz for the Texas Tribune)

San Antonio May Seek Tax to Support Full-Day Pre-K

Morgan Smith, The Texas Tribune | Jul 02, 2012

Since Texas lawmakers cut over $200 million in grants that supported full-day public prekindergarten in 2011, school districts have worked to fill in where the state left off. They have started to charge…

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