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Senate Approves Changes to Grading System

Today, the Texas Senate gave its stamp of approval to a bill that would make changes to the state's school grading system plan.

The Senate voted to approve its version of House Bill 22 by a 29-2 vote. Under the Senate version of the bill, changes would be made to the grading system plan for school districts including postponement until 2018-2019 and a limit on how much the ratings can depend on standardized tests.

According to the Texas Tribune, Senate members were supposed to cease voting at midnight but voted to suspend the rules to continue debate and voting on pieces of legislation.

Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) was the sponsor for the legislation in the Senate.

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