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A higher percentage of students from Northeast Texas finished college than students statewide. That’s according to data put together by the Texas Tribune, which looked at graduation rates among 300,000 public school students who completed 8th grade in 2005. Statewide, 21 percent of those students have graduated from college by now. Ten of the 11 counties comprising Northeast Texas exceeded that average. Hunt County was the only one to come in below the state average.

The Legislature will see a special session if it  doesn’t pass a state budget by May 29.
Texas Legislative Council

 Hundreds of school boards are joining ranks to oppose a state plan to rank every school against each other regardless of resources. 

 

Paris Independent School District
George Hale

 

A new plan by the state's education agency to rank every school in the state on an A-F grading scale is infuriating teachers and administrators in northeast Texas. 

Blake Cooper
Commerce ISD

With the 2015-16 school year beginning today (Monday, August, 24), Commerce High School recently earned four of a possible six academic distinctions in the Texas Education Agency accountability ratings.  Commerce Middle School earned two.  Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper, who recently earned the honor of Region 10 Superintendent of the Year, says the district is will pay for CHS students to take college dual c

Cooper High School sets orientation for Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 6-7 p.m. in the cafeteria.
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Cooper High School students in grades nine through 12th need to mark their calendars for Tuesday, Aug. 11 for the 2015 orientation offered by the school from 6 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

The Texas Education Agency has issued "report cards" on all Texas schools.  Commerce ISD assistant superintendent Charlie Alderman discusses the report cards, which show the Commerce schools all met standards with several distinctions.

Ratliff: AYP and What It Really Means to Texas

Aug 22, 2012

MT. PLEASANT - State Board of Education Member Thomas Ratliff is speaking out on the recent Adequate Yearly Progress report and the “distorted view it is providing to Texans about our schools.”

Texas Schools Struggle to Meet AYP Standards

Aug 10, 2012
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AUSTIN - A large percentage of Northeast Texas schools failed to meet federal accountability standards, which falls in line with the rest of the state.

School board to consider TEA waiver, policy updates

Nov 17, 2011

COMMERCE - The Commerce ISD Thursday will consider submission of a request for maximum class size waiver to the Texas Education Agency.

Dodd City ISD performance rating upgraded

Nov 1, 2011

AUSTIN - Upon further review, The Texas Education Agency has determined the accountability rating for Dodd City ISD in Fannin County is in fact exemplary.