Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
A bill filed earlier this month would enact major changes to graduation requirements, student assessments and school accountability laws.
New House Public Education Committee Chairman, Representative Jimmie Aycock, filed this broad education reform bill as a jumping off point for discussions.
District 6 Representative Matt Schaefer said he agrees with the direction of House Bill 5. He said he is in favor of giving more flexibility to school districts and taking away the heavy emphasis on standardized testing. Schaefer said there are a few things he is unsure of at this point, so he has been seeking input from superintendents here in East Texas.
Representative Jimmy Aycock has divided House Bill 5 into coursework, assessment, and accountability. Aycock said he wants to provide flexibility for students to develop their talents and pursue their interests.
One way he plans on doing that is by eliminating the requirement that all students must pass Algebra II and ELA III to receive a high school diploma.
"The way I understand the bill, it still requires a strong foundation of math, but as you move into the higher levels of math coursework, it would allow some flexibility," Schaefer said.
He said the bill would allow students to take a math course that is related to an industry or career they show interest in.
"It's stuff that actually applies to the real world and is maybe more meaningful and engaging for the student that we ought to allow that flexibility," Schaefer said.
The bill also allows all high school graduates to be eligible for automatic admission to Texas public four-year universities. Aycock has created a summary of the bill. You can check that out by clicking here.