Back-to-school in 2014 means big changes for students in Texas. Incoming freshmen will follow new high school graduation plans that include majors — or endorsements. Plus, there’s less standardized testing and more vocational classes. It’s all part of HB5, or House Bill 5. The new law makes some of the biggest changes to education in decades. We take an in-depth look at the changes in a series that begins below.
In a preview, Alief Superintendent HD Chambers talks with Laura Isensee.
In part one, an overview of a new education law making headlines.
In part two, students pick career paths, or endorsements, with new plan.
In part three, the statewide average of counselors per students.
In part four, parents learn about the new requirements for freshmen.
Laura Isensee joins Houston Matters to talk about education series.
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