Dewhurst Rolls Out Education Interim Charges

Studying technology's impact on higher education and evaluating public school students' writing scores on state assessments are among the tasks Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst gave lawmakers in education-related interim charges Thursday.

Dewhurst announced the charges, which are expected to increase in the coming weeks, at a benefit for the United Negro College Fund in Dallas.

"Texas has made great strides on behalf of Texans pursuing education at all levels, and we must stay focused on meaningful outcomes," Dewhurst said in a statement describing the charges. "With our low taxes, limited government, careful spending and sensible regulations, Texas is ...

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