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Texas School District Considers Facial Recognition for Campus Security

A Texas school district hopes to incorporate facial recognition technology and tracking software into its current security suite. This decision comes in response to the deadly high school shootings that happened in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas, earlier this year.

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Texas School Apologizes for Hijab Flap

A Texas school district apologized following a reported incident where an administrator incorrectly told female Muslim students they must obtain permission from an imam to wear hijabs in school. Apparently, this was incorrect information.

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Texas Truancy Reform Law Does Not Help Special Needs Kids, Say Advocates

Disability Rights Texas, the National Center for Youth Law, and Texas Appleseed filed a joint complaint with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in late May. They argue that 13 public school districts use the truancy courts and court orders to force out special needs students from the system, violating federal law.