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Education
3:29 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

STAAR Results for Waco ISD Show Scores Going Up... and Down

Board members discussed this year's STAAR results Thursday night.

Waco ISD's preliminary STAAR results are out. The school board met last night to discuss the standardized test results for grades 3 through 12. Some schools showed improvements, but others, especially schools serving low-income areas, faced setbacks. 


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Education
3:37 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Future of Free Transit Rides Uncertain for Waco ISD Students

Waco ISD's David Ellis stands infront of the Waco Transit Center.

The collaboration with Waco ISD and the Waco Transit to provide free bus rides to help boost attendance for students is in question as the school year comes to a close. Administrators at Waco Transit say the program costs too much and it's unclear if Waco ISD will get more grant funding to keep the project going. KWBU's Jill Ament reports.


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Discipline
5:40 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Texas School Police Issue Fewer Tickets for Misconduct

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Police in Texas’ public school system issued 71 percent fewer tickets for bad behavior this past school year. It’s partly because of a state law that took effect last September that attempts decriminalizes on-campus infractions. 

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Education
12:09 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

New Orleans District Moves To All-Charter School System

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Education
6:49 am
Wed May 28, 2014

When College Isn't Worth It

Save up your pennies ... but shop wisely.
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Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 9:45 am

The New York Times highlighted new data yesterday that once again beats the drum: Despite skyrocketing costs, a college degree is a good investment. In fact, MIT economist David Autor writes in the journal Science that the value of a degree is rising. College grads made almost twice as much per hour in 2013 as workers without a four-year degree. And the lifetime value of a diploma is now around a half-million dollars, even after you factor in tuition.

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