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Education

Tarrant values are up, but school tax rates not expected to drop

Tarrant County experienced a hefty increase in appraised values in 2016, but few taxpayers will see that balanced out by a reduction in tax rates. Some area school districts say that under Texas’ school funding system, they lose state aid when values go up. That dynamic, coupled with past funding woes, makes it difficult to meet education needs, area superintendents say.

Northeast Tarrant

STAAR struck: Educators wary of ratings after testing problems

From start to finish, the entire 2016 state assessment testing season has been disastrous, according to local administrators. Problems included tests delivered late with missing labels, inaccurate scores and lost or misdirected confidential student reports. Educators wonder what the impact will be on accountability ratings that are scheduled to be released Aug. 15.

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North Texas valedictorian reveals she's undocumented immigrant in speech

In her speech this week, McKinney Boyd High School valedictorian Larissa Martinez revealed something she has hidden from most of her classmates for years: She is an undocumented immigrant. The reaction to her speech has been swift and strong, both positive and negative. In an interview with WFAA, Martinez says she'd welcome the chance to meet with Donald Trump when he is in Dallas next week.
North Texas valedictorian reveals she's undocumented immigrant in speech 6:16

North Texas valedictorian reveals she's undocumented immigrant in speech

Watauga Muslims and Christians relieved after arrest 2:40

Watauga Muslims and Christians relieved after arrest

Former Cowboys DT embraces buzz, offers Prescott reality check 1:21

Former Cowboys DT embraces buzz, offers Prescott reality check

FW bowl executive Ringler discusses title sponsorship extension 0:48

FW bowl executive Ringler discusses title sponsorship extension