Education

Education
5:11 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Lawmakers Look At Revising Truancy System

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Since 2001, Texas students who fail to attend school have been tried in criminal courts. Some advocates are trying to keep truant students and their parents out of court.

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Education
5:23 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Program Changes Culture of School Discipline

Members of Lori Palladino's Student Court Room at University High
Jill Ament

Four years ago Waco ISD piloted a program to try and reduce the number of referrals and suspensions of students. It’s called suspending kids to school. The district says this effort has helped keep kids in class and out of the court system—and it’s helped some schools change the entire way they look at discipline. KWBU’s Jill Ament has this report on University High’s student court, where students have a say in the disciplinary process.


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Education
6:08 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Law Keeps Some Students Out Of Court, But Questions Remain

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Starting last year, students ages 10 to 17 to couldn’t be issued Class C misdemeanors in Texas public schools. It’s kept kids out of the court system, but critics say it’s also taken disciplinary tools out of the hands of school administrators.


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Education
3:03 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

GED Confusion Could Jeopardize Testing in Juvenile Detention

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Since 1996 kids at McLennan County’s Juvenile Detention Center have been able to prepare for the GED through Waco ISD’s Challenge Academy. But last year the campus lost its certification and students who prepared for the GED there were no longer allowed to take the test. As KWBU’s Jill Ament reports, the school is now applying to get its certification back. 


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Higher Education
7:08 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

TSTC Funded Based On Alumni Employment, Wages

Ryland Barton

Students who enroll in the Texas State Technical College system range from recent high school grads to older folks who’ve been out of school for years. But all of the students are trying to learn skillsets to improve their career opportunities, and usually, make more money. Last year the Texas Legislature changed the way TSTC is funded—no longer would the school be funded based on how many students were at the school or how long they stayed—but rather, the school would be rewarded for how much alumni wages are above the minimum wage.


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