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Education

Bill that permanently eases STAAR requirements moves to Senate

To graduate from high school, students must pass five end-of-course State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. A bill in 2015 revised the requirement so that students who fail one or two of the tests could still graduate as long as they meet all other requirements, including passing all of their classes.

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Delino DeShields staying confident despite lack of playing time

Texas Rangers speedster Delino DeShields had a huge game Wednesday in the Rangers' 14-3 win. He wasn't surprised by it but was glad to contribute (video by Jeff Wilson).
jwilson@star-telegram.com
Delino DeShields staying confident despite lack of playing time 2:12

Delino DeShields staying confident despite lack of playing time

Cole Hamels said Wednesday win was a grind 1:52

Cole Hamels said Wednesday win was a grind

Jeff Banister lauds Delino DeShields' game Wednesday 1:51

Jeff Banister lauds Delino DeShields' game Wednesday

Lexi Thompson emotional in addressing rules flap ahead of Las Colinas LPGA tournament 4:10

Lexi Thompson emotional in addressing rules flap ahead of Las Colinas LPGA tournament