Education

From the Texas Tribune: Weeks after a Houston-area mother sparked an uproar over a caption in her son’s textbook that inaccurately described African slaves as “workers,” the State Board of Education tentatively approved several changes to its textbook adoption process.


The suspected architect of the Paris attacks was killed during a violent police raid conducted by French authorities in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis on Wednesday, French authorities say.

Abdelhamid Abaaoud was a Belgian national in his late 20s. Authorities believe that Abaaoud was close to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi.

During a press conference, Minister of the Interior Bernard Cazeneuve said that Abaaoud was believed to be responsible for planning many of the Islamic State attacks in Europe.

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Dallas English Learners Score Well On Nation’s Report Card

In Dallas, public schools have a high percentage of students who are learning English and are economically disadvantaged.  Given these challenges, school officials might not have expected these students to do well taking tests for the Nation's Report Card.  But, in fact, they outscored other districts in reading and math.

At 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, you'll find Mark Gaither standing on Gough Street in southeast Baltimore. He's outside Wolfe Street Academy, the neighborhood elementary school where he's the principal.

Gaither has a huge umbrella in case it rains, and thick gloves for when it snows. He's here each morning to greet students and families as they come to school — which should make for at least 225 "good mornings."

Lorne Matalon / Marfa Public Radio

No Cleanup Plan Yet For Albuquerque Dry Cleaning Spill        

A few weeks ago we told you about a problem with the groundwater in Albuquerque, New Mexico —a big problem.  A plume of poisonous dry cleaning chemicals is flowing underneath ​two neighborhoods, just north of downtown.

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