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Dallas Morning News: Lack of Legislature Veterans Hurt Dallas-Area Delegation

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By: Gromer Jeffers Jr. | June 1, 2015 AUSTIN — With its loss of seniority, the addition of movement conservatives and the daunting needs of a booming region, the Dallas-area delegation to the Legislature seemed bound for chaos. But veterans from both parties filled the void, and area lawmakers avoided having a disastrous session. More […]

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Dallas Morning News: Can State Finally Ditch One-Punch Voting?

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By: Editorial Board | February 19, 2015 Rep. Ron Simmons of Carrollton tells an anecdote that reflects the mindlessness involved in one-punch voting in Texas. A Republican, Simmons ran for re-election in his Denton County district last year against a little-known, lightly financed Democrat. Two years earlier, that Democrat ran for vice president on the […]

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The New York Times: Universities Rethinking Their Use of Massive Online Courses

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By: Reeve Hamilton | October 17, 2014 AUSTIN — In Texas political circles, massive open online courses — commonly known as MOOCs — have enjoyed a resurgence. Officials have praised the typically free college classes, available to anyone with Internet access, as a crucial component in the future of higher education. Last month, Greg Abbott, the […]

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