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New Texas Law Requires Eighth-Graders to Select Career Path

A new state law intended to steer eighth graders toward one of five distinct areas of specialization is causing anxiety among students and school counselors.

Gov. Rick Perry after signing House Bill 5, an education reform bill, before a crowd in the Governor's Reception Room on J...

A new state law intended to steer eighth-graders toward one of five distinct areas of specialization is causing anxiety among students and school counselors. Known as "endorsements," the specializations — which include science, business, public service, arts and humanities, and multidisciplinary studies — aim to focus students on future career paths before reaching high school. (KERA News)

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