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Observer Podcast Episode 22: Getting a Lege Up

Observer staff writers Patrick Michels, Forrest Wilder and editor Dave Mann join the show for our first podcast about the 83rd Texas Legislature. What’s […]

So Long, Bert

The Houston Chronicle has the news of artist Bert Long’s death today, at age 72, of pancreatic cancer. Working in paint, sculpture, photography, and […]

Can A Few Good Schools Make an Amicable Split with Texas’ Accountability System?

In the consortium’s first report to the state, in December, asked for no testing. No accountability ratings, either. They’re writing their own standards, in fact, so they’ll write their own tests. They’ll write their own ratings system too, when they get to it. Essentially, these high-performing schools want to secede from Texas’ testing system.