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Weekend Insider: Cruz and the Supreme Court; Schools Explorer

Ted Cruz has argued more cases before the U.S. Supreme Court than any practicing lawyer in Texas, reporter Aman Batheja explains. And reporter Morgan Smith discusses how to track Texas schools with the Tribune's Public Schools Explorer.

Graduation rates in Texas public schools have been on the rise, particularly in large districts like Houston, Dallas and Austin. Track stats for any public school in Texas with the Tribune’s new Public Schools Explorer.

Aman Batheja, who is on the road to cover the Republican U.S. Senate runoff campaign, talks about Ted Cruz, the former Texas solicitor general. Cruz argued before the U.S. Supreme Court more than any practicing lawyer in Texas or any current member of Congress. His work before the nation's highest judicial body serves as the cornerstone of his U.S. Senate campaign, in which he portrays himself as a “fighter" for the U.S. Constitution.

Find these stories in the weekend editions of The New York Times and at texastribune.org.

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