Gov. Perry signs House Bill 5
Date Posted: 6/10/2013 | Author: Jennifer Mitchell, CAE
Gov. Rick Perry held a press conference this afternoon to sign House Bill (HB) 5 into law. The bill's author, House Public Education Committee Chairman Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen), joined Perry for the ceremony. Sen. Education Committee Chairman Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst were also present. HB 5 reduces the number of standardized tests required to graduate and grants students and schools more flexibility in graduation requirements. Read an article from the Austin American Statesman on the signing. Stay tuned.
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