Some High School Students Off Hook on Failed Exams

Some of the Texas high school students who failed their state standardized exams got some welcome news from the Texas Education Agency on Wednesday.

Because the governor signed House Bill 5 into law on Monday, the agency announced that to graduate, students would not have to retake exams if they failed them in one of the six subjects that the legislation drops from the state's testing requirements: algebra II, chemistry, English III, physics, geometry and world history. Under current law, they would have two more chances to pass if they failed them the first time around.

“Whenever the state ...

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