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Coronavirus in Texas

Texas lets school districts decide whether students can graduate without STAAR

The state standardized test, taken in third through 12th grade, determines whether students can graduate or move on to the next grade and whether schools can stay open.

STAAR themed decorations adorn the hallways of Wharton Elementary School in Wharton on April 21, 2018.

Coronavirus in Texas

As the coronavirus spreads across the state, The Texas Tribune is covering the most important health, economic and breaking developments that affect Texans, every day. Watch our Texas unemployment tracker, use our explainer on the coronavirus for essential information, and visit our map tracker for the number of cases, deaths and tests in Texas.

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