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Conservative ‘Watchlist’ Fingers 4 Leftist Texas U. Profs

A conservative website called out four professors at the University of Texas at Austin on a watchlist that seeks to “expose and document college professors who discriminate against conservative students, promote anti-American values, and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”

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Documentary Redefines ‘Success’ for Homeschoolers in Common Core Age

In a Common Core world where education is driven by college and career readiness mandates, incessant testing, and social and emotional learning, one independent filmmaker tackles the education establishment in a new documentary, Self-Taught, which zeroes in on how home school kids turn out, explores what defines “success,” and bucks the narrative pounded into parents’ heads that children cannot thrive outside the conventional institutionalized school system.

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Iran Sanctions Bills Filed in Texas Senate

A Texas state senator plans to shore up, close loopholes, and expand the state’s existing divestiture standard for the Iranian and Sudanese governments in two bills that prevent taxpayer dollars from flowing into countries that sponsor terrorism.

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$1.35M Jumbotron at Center of Texas School Board Suit

The question of how one Texas school district plans to pay for its $1.35 million state-of-the-art jumbotron system exploded when four newly-elected board members filed a lawsuit to stop a vote they believed would have saddled area taxpayers with those costs.

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Texas School Wastes $1.35M on Sports Jumbotron

Texans love high school football and pump exorbitant amounts of taxpayer dollars into funding NFL-style stadiums, but now one school boasts a brand new $1.35 million state-of-the-art jumbotron system, only it remains unclear how the district plans to pay for it.

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Study: Texas Cities Rank Among Best for Vets

WalletHub, the personal finance website, released its annual Veteran’s Day survey which ranks U.S. cities from best to worst places to live for former service men and women. Overall, Texas placed favorably in the rankings with several of its municipalities getting high marks.

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Conservatives Win Big in Texas Education Board Races

Although their races were not nearly as dramatic as was the U.S. presidential election that won the White House for Republican candidate Donald J. Trump, Texas conservatives, many of them incumbents, won big in their bids for State Board of Education (SBOE) on Tuesday.

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2 Houston Teachers Accused of Molesting Young Students

Teacher sexual misconduct continues to impact Texas schools. In Houston, officials charged a kindergarten teacher with molesting a five-year-old girl. Nearby, police continue to investigate accusations that a substitute teacher kissed and improperly touched first graders at another elementary school.

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Polio-Like Illness Affecting Children Reappears in Texas

Cases of a polio-like mystery illness are cropping up again across the country and the majority of those stricken are children. While considered rare, it is a virus that can lead to paralysis and death. Over a dozen cases sprung up in Texas recently.

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Texas Teacher Charged for Punching 2nd Grader in Face

One Texas teacher lost her cool in a Houston-area elementary school when dealing with a purportedly unruly second grade student. Now, she stands accused of punching the child in the face and sitting on him in a hallway. School surveillance cameras apparently captured the incident.