Monthly Archives: August 2014

Texas considers role of K-12 online learning

As technological advances increasingly affect the education of students from kindergarten through high school, questions linger about the best ways to employ technology and integrate online learning. While most Texas students still attend “brick and mortar” schools, a certain number are choosing online learning … Continue reading

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States respond to ‘revenge porn’

Texas may join an increasing number of states considering legislation to address what is known as “revenge porn.” The term usually refers to electronic distribution of sexually explicit images of someone without the subject’s permission. The images, sometimes taken without consent, may be posted … Continue reading

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Lawmakers may consider banning e-cigarette sales to minors

Some local governments in Texas recently have adopted policies regulating the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, and lawmakers may address the issue on a statewide level in the upcoming legislative session. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not … Continue reading

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Higher education board backs proposal for community college baccalaureate programs in nursing, applied sciences

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board voted at its July 24 meeting to recommend that the Legislature allow certain community colleges to offer four-year baccalaureate degree programs in nursing and in certain applied sciences and technology fields. The proposal stems from SB … Continue reading

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