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New higher standards may be hurting Texas schools

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New high standards may be hurting Texas schools more than bettering them.

Texas education authorities say because of newer, higher standards the number of schools falling short and placed on the Public Education Grant List doubled from 2012.

In 2013, 892 schools were listed. The year before, only 456. The Public Education Grant List allows students to transfer from substandard schools.

Schools receiving transferring students from schools on the list receive 10 percent more funding for each of those students.

Officials say changes in accountability systems, like what we saw last year, historically bring sharp increases in the number of schools included on the list, and could be where to point the finger for schools falling short.

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