Monthly Archives: July 2014

Lawmakers review growing concerns about patent ‘trolls’

As lawsuits over ambiguous patent infringements become a growing concern in several states, including Texas, committees in the Texas Legislature are reviewing the issue this interim. The issue involves patent assertion entities (PAEs) acquiring vaguely worded patents for products or processes … Continue reading

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Teacher evaluation pilot to be extended

In a letter requesting an extension of the state’s waiver from certain provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law, the education commissioner has notified the U.S. Department of Education that Texas intends to extend for an additional year … Continue reading

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Lawmakers continue review of foster care redesign

As implementation of foster care redesign continues in Texas, lawmakers are reviewing the issue and could take it up during the 84th legislative session in 2015. Both the House Committee on Human Services and the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services … Continue reading

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