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School Flu Shot Campaign Pricks Texas Anti-Vaxxers

The wording of a back-to-school flu shot consent form sent home with students got under the skin of some central Texas parents, escalating to the point where an anti-vaccination group teamed up with a lawyer to issue a cease and desist letter.

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‘Affluenza’ Teen Now Wants a New Judge

The attorneys for “affluenza” teen Ethan Couch filed a motion to remove the judge who sent their client to jail. This follows the legal team’s recent court filing to spring their client out of custody.

FRANCE : PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASS Reportage in Les Hélices Vertes primary school in Cerny, France. Year 5, year 6 multi-level class. AMELIE-BENOIST / BSIP

Texas Teacher Sexual Misconduct Cases Hit All-Time High

For the eighth consecutive year, Texas educator-student sexual misconduct cases soared, hitting an all time high of 222 investigations opened by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in the 2015-16 school year. However, one education expert says this reflects deeper societal issues and he spoke with Breitbart Texas about some of the ways to curb the rampant problem.

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Dallas Police Chief Explains Decision to Retire

Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who received nationwide praise for his handling of this July’s deadly police ambush that left five officers dead and nine injured at a Black Lives Matter protest, held a press conference Thursday to discuss his decision to retire.

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ITT Tech Fallout Felt in Texas

When the feds shut down all 130 ITT Technical Institutes nationwide Tuesday, they impacted students across 38 states, including in Texas where 10 campuses operated.

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Dallas Police Chief Suddenly Announces Retirement

Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who gained international recognition for his steadfast handling of the horrific July 7 sniper attack that left five officers dead at a Black Lives Matter protest, suddenly announced his retirement late Thursday.

Sats test results for 11-year-olds due out.File photo dated 11/06/08 of pupils sitting an exam. Results of national curriculum tests taken by England's 11-year-olds will be published today. Issue date: Tuesday August 4, 2009. They will show how well pupils are performing in English, maths and science. The Liberal Democrats predicted the results would reveal that more than half a million children have left primary school unable to read or write since Labour came to power in 1997. See PA story EDUCATION Sats. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire URN:7666034 (Press Association via AP Images)

Texas Lawmaker Proposes Common Core Tests in Place of STAAR

A Texas state representative called for shelving the troubled State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) to “iron out” its “many kinks” and, instead, choose “from a variety of nationally normed standardized tests.” The only problem is those proposed tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, which Texas rejected.

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Dallas Black Lives Matter Organizer Gets 2 Years for Probation Violations

A Texas state district judge ordered the chief organizer of the July 7 Dallas-held Black Lives Matter protest to serve two years in prison over repeated violations to an existing probation sentence, yet the activist believes his troubles stem from the Dallas police targeting him.

Friday, Judge Gracie Lewis ordered Dominique Alexander, 27, to spend two years in prison. He was serving a seven-year deferred adjudication probation sentence following a 2009 conviction for injury to a child. Alexander pleaded guilty to shaking a two-year-old baby left in his care. The terms of his probation were set in 2011 by this same judge.