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Jennifer Fuller, an Arlington high school English teacher, won a national education honor worth $25,000 Wednesday.

The Milken Educator Award came as a surprise announcement and brought cheers from students and tears to Fuller.

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Texas education leaders are welcoming the new education law signed by President Obama earlier this month.  The Every Student Succeeds Act frees Texas from some federal restrictions established under No Child Left Behind.

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Mike Morath got the nod Monday to be the next Texas education commissioner.

Texas Education Commissioner To Quit, Leaving Austin For Arlington

Oct 15, 2015
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Citing a years-long long-distance relationship with his wife in Arlington, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams informed Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday morning that he will step down from his position effective Jan. 1.

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The effort to remake Dallas schools through the home-rule process has passed a crucial test. The group backing the change says it has 48,000 signatures, nearly twice as many needed to take the next step.

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Duncanville began this school year as the only large North Texas district that got the label of “improvement required” under a new statewide school rating system.  

District Superintendent Alfred Ray claims the rating is unfair but the state’s education commissioner is defending the numbers.

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The Texas unemployment rate is under 7 percent for the first time in three years, falling to 6.9 percent for April as the state added 13,200 nonfarm jobs.