At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.
Parents of school-aged children in more than 20 states have a new acronym to learn: The SBAC. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is the new standardized test that’s set to replace current state math and language arts tests.
It’s billed as the “next generation” of assessment — a test that hopes to capture students’ abilities with more depth than traditional standardized tests.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jessica Robinson reports from Idaho that some critics say the new test runs into the same old problems.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.