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Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose together onstage at the start of the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 28, 2016.
Republican U.S. presidential candidates pose together onstage at the start of the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 28, 2016.

University of Houston Keeps GOP Debate

CNN announced Wednesday that the University of Houston will still get to host the Feb. 25 GOP primary presidential debate. The university's status had been in question after NBC News was removed as the organizer of the event. 

Chelsea Stewart listens to a lecture in the College of Health Professions at  Texas State University. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently reclassified the school as an Emerging Research University.
Chelsea Stewart listens to a lecture in the College of Health Professions at Texas State University. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently reclassified the school as an Emerging Research University.

Four Texas Colleges Reach Carnegie "Tier One" Status

Four Texas universities — Texas Tech University, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington — have reached a major milestone in their quests to join the top tier of universities in the nation. 

Four Texas Colleges Reach Carnegie "Tier One" Status

Chelsea Stewart listens to a lecture in the College of Health Professions at  Texas State University. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently reclassified the school as an Emerging Research University.
Chelsea Stewart listens to a lecture in the College of Health Professions at Texas State University. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently reclassified the school as an Emerging Research University.

Four Texas universities — Texas Tech University, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington — have reached a major milestone in their quests to join the top tier of universities in the nation. 

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Texas Supreme Court: Cheerleaders Can Move Forward With Bible Verse Suit

The banner displayed before the football game on Oct. 5, 2012 in Kountze, TX. The issue of whether the high school's cheerleaders can display signs with religious messages at football games has been the subject of a protracted legal fight.
The banner displayed before the football game on Oct. 5, 2012 in Kountze, TX. The issue of whether the high school's cheerleaders can display signs with religious messages at football games has been the subject of a protracted legal fight.

An East Texas cheerleading squad suing for their right to wave religious banners at football games will be allowed to continue with their lawsuit, the Texas Supreme Court announced in a unanimous opinion.

As Texas Schools Go Digital, Parents Say They Need to Be Educated Too

As some school districts rely less on hardback textbooks, some parents find their children depend more on printed out material culled together into patchwork textbooks.
As some school districts rely less on hardback textbooks, some parents find their children depend more on printed out material culled together into patchwork textbooks.

Texas schools are replacing hardcover textbooks with other resources: digital textbooks, printed worksheets and online tutorials. Some parents are finding it difficult to understand what their students are learning.

Chancellors: University Expansion is Good for Texas

On Jan. 20, 2016, the Texas House Higher Education Committee discussed efforts to grow educational programs with University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven.
On Jan. 20, 2016, the Texas House Higher Education Committee discussed efforts to grow educational programs with University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven.

The chancellors of Texas’s top university systems defended their ambitious expansion plans to lawmakers Wednesday and some pushed back against the idea of more oversight of their growth. 

 

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UT System Chancellor McRaven Blasts Top 10 Percent Rule

On Jan. 20, 2016, the Texas House Higher Education Committee discussed efforts to grow educational programs with University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven.
On Jan. 20, 2016, the Texas House Higher Education Committee discussed efforts to grow educational programs with University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven.

Texas should consider scrapping its top 10 percent automatic admissions rule for universities, which hurts the prestige of the University of Texas at Austin, UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven said in two separate public appearances this week.