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Homework: Get Accepted to College

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The application process is becoming a requirement for high school graduation in some Texas districts, with encouraging results. 

'Dr. Doom' Under Siege

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Environmental scientists haven't been the top targets of intelligent design advocates, who have generally focused on attacking evolutionary biologists. But an outspoken environmental scientist at the University of Texas at Austin -- whose research focuses on the damage modern society inflicts on the Earth -- has found his work suddenly under scrutiny from unexpected sources.

Ethnic Tensions in Dallas

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First Latino chancellor of community college district resigns after 3 years -- amid disputes over what went wrong.

Going Beyond 10%

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University of Texas might win approval to put controversial admissions law on hold.

Making Nice in Texas

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Faculty association and state technical college system create process to resolve disputes.

Students as Taliban Helpers?

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3 at Texas colleges arrested, leaving educators concerned and some worried about a backlash.

Beyond the Flagships

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U. of Texas System embraces a move to promise free tuition and fees to neediest students, with 7 of 9 universities in step so far.

Going Borderless and Bilingual

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U. of Texas at El Paso's unique M.F.A. program expands into the online sector.

Texans and Their Tests

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Governor links new funds for higher ed to required exit exams. He sees accountability. Others see Spellings Commission's dark side.

An In-State Tuition Debate

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State by state, leaders consider the thorny question of whether students living there illegally should pay in-state fees.

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