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5:09 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

New Leadership Hopes to Transform Indian Spring

Dr. Jenkins stands in the middle of the Indian Spring library
Jill Ament

Waco ISD’s Indian Spring Middle School has seen its fair share of struggles over the past few years. 75-percent of the Title 1 Priority School’s staff has been replaced for the 2014-2015 school year. But the school’s new principal is hoping to bring a vision of success to campus.


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Education
10:59 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

Why Texas Says It's Not Prime Time to Give Deion Sanders' Charter School State Money

Sanders as an NFL Network analyst in 2008.
Michael De Jesus Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Sun August 31, 2014 3:33 pm

Football legend Deion Sanders is used to the media spotlight. The two-time Super Bowl winner earned the nickname "Prime Time" for his flashy style and aggressive speed. But it's his Prime Prep Academy that's been grabbing headlines lately. 

The charter school founded by the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback suffered a string of setback, including allegations that led the Texas Education Agency to revoke its charter. The school is currently appealing the decision, but it's in hot water once again for opening a second campus without TEA approval. 

Texas Standard host David Brown spoke to Dallas Morning News reporter Jeff Mosier about the state of the charter school and its outspoken founder. You can read some of the interview highlights below. 

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Texas News
11:30 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Federal Judge Strikes Down Provisions of Texas Abortion Law

Filipa Rodrigues for KUT News

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 6:35 pm

A federal judge in Austin has struck down several parts of House Bill 2, the controversial abortion law passed by the Texas Legislature last year.

The provisions were set to go into effect on Monday.

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Local News
5:52 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Baylor's Traditions Rally Gives Fans Taste of McLane Stadium

Jill Ament

As Game Day nears and after much anticipation -- Baylor’s over $260 million McLane Stadium opened to the public last night for Baylor’s Traditions Rally. 


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Texas News
9:15 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Texas School Finance Ruling

Jill Ament KWBU News

School districts throughout the state are applauding a court ruling that may eventually lead to an overhaul of the way Texas pays for schools.

Shelley Kofler (KERA) has details on why an Austin judge has again declared the state’s school funding system unconstitutional.

An Austin judge has again declared Texas' school funding system unconstitutional.

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