KUT Morning Newspod February 16, 2012
Date for Primary Leaning Toward Late May
Another day of arguments in the Texas Redistricting Trial and a new primary date has still not been set. From Texas Public Radio, Joey Palacios reports that a day in May is currently being considered.
STAAR Test Raises the Stakes Too Fast, Lawmakers Say
Texas public school students have to take a new state test this year. But one major question is still up in the air: will it count towards their final grades? As KUT’s Nathan Bernier reports, pressure is growing on the Texas Education Commissioner to cut students a break.
Kicking the Habits
A group that serves people who want to kick their drug habits may end up helping them quit another one: smoking and tobacco use. As KUT’s Erika Aguilar reports one of Austin’s largest drug addiction treatment centers is going tobacco free.