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Fort Worth ISD Transgender Policies Violate State Law, Says Texas Attorney General

The transgender student guidelines adopted in April by the Fort Worth Independent School District violate state law, according to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. He rendered an opinion late Tuesday in response to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s inquiry whether the school district’s transgender student guidelines violated the state’s education code by keeping “student information from parents.”

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‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed Returns: Just Couldn’t Stay Away from Texas

“Clock Boy” Ahmed returned to the United States late Monday afternoon, June 27, landing at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Breitbart Texas reported the “homesick” teenager just couldn’t stay away from Texas. Ahmed, his parents, and siblings walked into the airport terminal greeted by a crowd of family and a hoard of TV news crews.

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One Year Later — Grand Jury ‘No Bills’ McKinney Pool Party Cop

A grand jury in Collin County, Texas, decided evidence presented against former McKinney Police Officer Eric Casebolt was inadequate to warrant an indictment. The former 10-year McKinney police veteran was seen in last summer’s McKinney pool party gone wild YouTube video wrestling a young black girl to the ground.

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10 Pregnant Women Test Positive for Zika Virus in Dallas

Ten pregnant women tested positive with preliminary testing for Zika in Dallas County. The good news is they all contracted the virus outside of the United States. Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Director Zachary Thompson announced 10 pregnant women traveled to Zika hot spots and got infected with the virus. Thompson spoke to the Dallas County Commissioners Court, the Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday.

In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 photo, a student works in an eight grade algebra class at Holy Spirit School in East Greenbush, N.Y.  The Diocese of Albany, New York, announced recently that it will reduce the frequency of the Common Core-aligned tests while sticking with the standards. The decision coincides with a call by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for “a total reboot” of the Common Core after his state became the epicenter of anti-testing sentiment. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Scrapped STAAR Scores Add to Frustrations Over Standardized Testing in Texas

Absolutely everything under the sun that could go wrong with this year’s State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) did. Failures ranged from online testing glitches and vanishing answers, to missing test score results. It added to the growing frustration many feel about standardized testing in Texas public education.