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New Bills Make Big Impact on Texas Education

New Bills Make Big Impact on Texas Education

Approval of House Bill 5 reduces the number of tests students need to graduate.

On Sunday, May 26, the Texas House and Senate Legislature unanimously approved committee reports on House Bill 5, which reduces the number of End-Of-Course (EOC) exams from 15 to five.

While the revised bill does not eliminate standardized testing, students will be required to test on English I and II, Algebra I, Biology and History. Students will also have flexibility to choose from five pathways to graduation, including a path focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Another bill making its way to Governor Rick Perry’s desk for signature is House Bill 2, which expands the number of contracts for charter schools in Texas from 219 to 305 by 2019.

Read the entire story on KUT News from Austin.

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