Texas will resume grading public schools based on students’ STAAR test results

For the first time since the pandemic began, Texas public schools will be rated based on how students score on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness — more commonly known as the …

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Outgoing Cedar Park mayor honored, city canvasses election results

Outgoing Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale chaired his final full city council meeting last Thursday and received an honorary street sign along with well-wishes from fellow council members, city …

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Vulnerable hit hardest by baby formula shortage; Biden invokes Defense Production Act

Even as the House passed legislation Wednesday to provide $28 million aimed at helping to ease a baby formula shortage that has sent families scrambling, it also tried to address a …

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US retail sales show consumer standing firm in face of inflation

U.S. retail sales grew at a solid pace in April, reflecting broad-based gains and suggesting demand for merchandise remains resilient despite rampant inflation. The value of overall retail …