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Title: New graduation requirements take effect this fall
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Source: Texas Education Today, Jul-12, 26 :5   Supplement
Subjects: High schools - Law and legislation Public education - Law and legislation Texas State Board of Education
Additional Information: Includes three page chart with graduation credit requirements for three levels of graduates: Minimum HS program, Recommended HS program; Distinguished Achievement Program.
Ref ID: 94542
 
Title: American schools in crisis? Look again
Authors: Ravitch,Diane
Source: Texas Lone Star, Jul-12, 30 :6 ,pg 16- 20
Subjects: Public education - Public opinion Public education - Law and legislation Charter schools
Additional Information: Examines recent reform attempts in public education: No Child Left Behind; Race to the Top; Charter schools
Ref ID: 94778
 
Title: Putting the best to work for the rest: New program to garner best ideas in Texas public schools
Authors: Wright,Bruce
Source: Fiscal Notes, Aug-12, : ,pg Online-  
Subjects: School districts - Law and legislation Public education - Law and legislation High Performance Schools Consortium Innovation in education Texas Education Agency
Additional Information: The High Performance Schools Consortium was created by the Texas State Legislature's Senate Bill 1557, and brings together high-performing districts, with the purpose of advising the governor, Legislature and education commissioner on innovative assessment tools, new learning standards and accountability systems for the 21st century. It is hoped the consortium's most successful ideas and innovations become standard practice in Texas.
Ref ID: 94868
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