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Most 18-year-old Texans Aren’t Signed up to Vote Despite a Law Requiring Voter Registration in High Schools

When David Dzul approached his principal about setting up a voter registration drive on campus in 2019, he quickly realized why voting participation rates are so abysmal among his peers. Texas high schools have long been required to distribute voter registration forms to older teens twice a year. But Dzul said that wasn’t happening at …

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Fort Worth ISD to be the First Texas School District to Honor the Lives of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez

On March 25, the Fort Worth ISD will become the first school district in the state to honor the lives of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez with a school holiday. However, the focus will be to allow students and others to spend a day in service to their community – not a “day off but …

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States push for harsher school discipline practices to address student misbehavior

School administrators and teachers are concerned about ongoing problems with student conduct that are disruptive and difficult to deal with. Several states are beginning to propose big changes about how to handle it. We hear from teachers across the country about their experiences and discuss the proposals and criticism around them with Thalia González of …

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Juvenile crime ticking up in Dallas and nationwide, says FBI Director

DALLAS — In Garland, a 16-year-old is wanted for the murder of two teens. In Lancaster, a 17-year-old is charged with the murder of his former girlfriend. It’s part of a local increase in juvenile violent crime that’s caught the attention of FBI director Chris Wray. “That increase matches trends we’re seeing on the national …

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Office of Fort Bend County Judge KP George Launches ‘Queer Alliance’ Committee

On January 5th, the Office of Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced the official launch of the Queer Committee, a new initiative aimed at promoting inclusivity, providing resources, dispelling myths, and showcasing the economic contributions of the Queer community in Fort Bend County. The committee’s launch was held on Friday, January 5th, at the …

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US Homelessness up 12% to Highest Reported Level as Rents Soar and Coronavirus Pandemic Aid Lapses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States experienced a dramatic 12% increase in homelessness to its highest reported level as soaring rents and a decline in coronavirus pandemic assistance combined to put housing out of reach for more Americans, federal officials said Friday. About 653,000 people were homeless, the most since the country began using the yearly point-in-time survey in …

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