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By: Yami Virgin
Just one day after an Amber Alert was issued, the woman accused of kidnapping her three grandchildren says it was a big misunderstanding.
As Yami Virgin reports, it was Somerset I.S.D. leaders who called her to get the children.
Texas House mulls new district for failing schools
May 21, 2013 08:12 GMT
By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas House is considering a proposal that would create special districts operated by turnaround experts to improve struggling schools.
The bill by Dallas Democratic Sen. Royce West cleared the Senate May 1.
The House will likely vote on it on Tuesday -- but has proposed enough changes to send its version to conference committee to be reconciled with what the Senate passed.
The measure would allow the state education commissioner to transfer a school into a new statewide "achievement district" for rigorous overhaul after two consecutive years of low student test scores.
Also up for House consideration is a proposal modifying how teachers are evaluated statewide. As originally filed, the bill tied evaluations to student test scores, drawing criticism.
But the latest version of the bill drops that provision.
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Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.