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  1. Texas schools would be rated A to F under bill OK'd by SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | Dallas Morning News

    School campuses in Texas would be issued annual letter grades of A through F based on student test scores, attendance, dropout rates and other factors under a bill passed Monday by the Senate. The legislation, already approved by the House, would launch a new system for rating school districts and campuses that relies primarily on annual STAAR results.

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  2. Texas schools would be rated A through F annually under Senate billRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 25 | Dallas Morning News

    School campuses in Texas would be issued annual letter grades of A through F based on student test scores, attendance, dropouts and other factors under a bill passed Monday by the Senate. The legislation, already approved by the House, would launch a new system for rating school districts and campuses that relies primarily on annual STAAR results.

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  3. Bill requiring heart screens for UIL athletics looks unlikely to make ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Dallas Morning News

    While nothing is officially over in the Texas Legislature until the regular session comes to a close on June 1, it looks as if a bill requiring heart screens as a prerequisite for participation in University Inte rscholastic League athletics has failed to make it out of the Senate's Committee of Education. The committee rushed through a series of votes on Thursday without committee chair, Sen. Larry Taylor, bringing the measure up for a vote.

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  4. Texas Senate bill would drop abortion coverage from insurance plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | Dallas Morning News

    The Texas Senate voted Tuesday to eliminate insurance coverage for abortion through private insurance plans and plans purchased through the federal health care exchange. The bill's author Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, said its purpose is to prevent people who don't support abortion from having to pay for the procedure for others.

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  5. Senate votes to curb homeowner lawsuits against insurance companiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Dallas Morning News

    Homeowners may soon find it harder to sue insurers for unpaid claims - particularly over hail-damaged roofs - after the Senate tentatively approved a measure Wednesday to put new restrictions in place. The measure by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, was strongly supported by insurance companies and vigorously opposed by trial lawyers and leading consumer groups.

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  6. Senate votes to curb homeowner lawsuits against insurance companiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Dallas Morning News

    Legislation that would curb the ability of homeowners to sue insurers for unpaid claims - particularly over hail-damaged roofs - won tentative approval from the Senate on Wednesday. The measure by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, was strongly supported by insurance companies and vigorously opposed by trial lawyers and leading consumer groups.

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  7. Texas House OKs easing graduation test requirementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    House members tentatively voted Tuesday to ease the state's high school graduation requirements, making it possible for thousands of seniors to be exempted from state end-of-course exams this year. Current law requires that students pass five tests to get a diploma, but under the measure, the students would have to pass only three as long as they have a passing average in all their core classes.

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  8. Texas Senate OKs school vouchers, but bill faces tough House voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Up to 16,000 lower-income students in mostly urban districts would be able to transfer to private or religious schools - using potential tax dollars to pay tuition - under a measure the Senate tentatively approved Monday. The divisive proposal, approved on an 18-12 vote, would set aside $100 million in tax credits to create, in effect, a school voucher program.

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  9. Texas home insurers see another strong year but still seek limits on lawsuitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Texas home insurers, led by the three largest companies, racked up a third straight year of healthy profits in 2014, thanks to higher rates and low levels of stormy weather across the state. But the industry is still seeking legislation that would curb the ability of homeowners to sue insurers for unpaid claims or unfair practices.

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  10. Senate gives tentative OK to modified school voucher billRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Up to 16,000 lower-income students in urban districts would be able to transfer to private or religious schools - using potential tax dollars to pay tuition - under a measure tentatively approved Monday by the Senate. The fractious proposal, approved on an 18-12 vote, would set aside $100 million in tax credits to create, in effect, a school voucher program.

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  11. Florence Shapiro and Lionel Sosa: A raft of improvements for our schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    In February, Texans for Education Reform welcomed former New York City Public Schools Chancellor Joel Klein as our keynote speaker at a legislative luncheon focused on the challenges and opportunities facing Texas public schools. Klein, known by many as a former Clinton appointee in the U.S. Department of Justice who made unprecedented advances in New York City's notoriously troubled public schools, charged those of us working on education reform in Texas to "be bold!" The most critical challenge Texas faces - and where our group is determined to be bold - is to address chronically failing schools.

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  12. Texas Senate passes $211 billion budget stressing tax cuts, roads, border securityRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Texas Sen. Jane Nelson, right, R-Flower Mound, was joined by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, top right, and other senators at a press conference on tax cuts in late February.

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  13. Texas Senate endorses letter grades for schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    School campuses across Texas would be rated annually with letter grades - A through F - under legislation tentatively approved Monday by the Senate. All Democrats voted no on the measure.

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  14. Senate votes to annually rate all Texas schools with letter gradesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    School campuses across Texas would be rated annually with letter grades of A through F under legislation tentatively approved Monday by the Senate. All Democrats voted no on the measure.

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  15. Patrick defends private school tax credits and vouchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appeared before a Senate panel Thursday to rebut criticism that bills creating private school tax credits and vouchers in Texas would directly threaten the state's public schools. The Republican addressed Senate Education Committee members after they'd listened to several hours of arguments for and against three school choice bills pending before the committee.

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  16. In Senate, Lt. Gov. Patrick defends private school tax credit, voucher billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appeared before the Senate Education Committee Thursday to refute criticism that bills creating private school tax credits and vouchers in Texas would directly threaten the state's public schools. The Republican addressed senators after they had listened to several hours of arguments for and against three school choice bills now pending before the committee.

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  17. Senate panel convenes hearing on private school tax credits, vouchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Legislation to allow private school tax credits and vouchers will be considered by the Senate Education Committee on Thursday, pitting top conservative groups and Republicans against public school advocates and Democrats. The leading bill, authored by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, chairman of the education committee, would create a $100 million private school tuition program that would let lower-income students attend private or religious schools.

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  18. A to F grades for schools sent to Texas Senate despite criticismsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Legislation that would require annual letter grades for all public schools based on test scores and other measures was approved Tuesday by the Senate Education Committee over the objections of three Democratic senators. The measure, sent to the full Senate on a 7-3 vote, would assign all school campuses a letter grade ranging from A to F beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

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  19. Senators clash over use of A through F grades to rate Texas schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Senate Republicans and Democrats clashed Thursday over legislation that would require, for the first time, annual letter grades of A through F for all school campuses, based on test scores and other performance measures. Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, author of the legislation, said in a committee hearing that his goal is to give parents a "fair, accurate and reliable" assessment of their neighborhood schools.

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  20. Thousands could be exempted from high school graduation examsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 4, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Senate Education Committee members Wednesday unanimously approved legislation that would allow thousands of high school seniors to get a diploma without passing state graduation exams - a requirement that has been in place for 28 years. The measure by Sen. Kel Seliger would allow high school seniors who cannot pass all five Texas end-of-course exams to bypass the graduation test requirement if they qualify for a new exemption created by the bill.

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