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EOC 15% update

“Earlier today, Governor Rick Perry sent a letter to Education Commissioner Michael Williams asking him to defer until the 2013-14 school year the requirement that an end-of-course assessment count as 15% of a student’s final course grade. The governor also applauded Sen. Dan Patrick for filing legislation, SB 135 http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=83R&Bill=SB135, to give school districts permanent flexibility making the 15% grade provision a local option for school districts.

To read Gov. Perry’s letter to Commissioner Williams, please click on the following link: Gov. Perry’s Letter to Education Commissioner Michael Williams http://governor.state.tx.us/files/press-office/O-WilliamsMichael20121129_%282%29.pdf.”

An article also appears in the Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/public-education/rick-perry-backs-15-percent-rule-change/

ESC Region 13 contacts:

ed.vara@esc13.txed.net & Jennifer.drumm@esc13.txed.net

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