Across the state, the failure rate for the reading portion of the STAAR test increased by 4% compared with 2019, and it was 16% higher on the math portion. Nearly 4 out of 10 students are not even close to being ready for the next grade. The biggest impact was felt by virtual learners.
With the news of the Pfizer vaccine being 100% effective among kids between 12 and 15, educators are hoping it will free more students to return to the classroom this fall.
Churches, YMCA locations and rec centers were just some of the buildings being used to keep people warm and safe on Wednesday across the region.
Some North Texans are riding out the power outages at their homes, relying on fireplaces and just their blankets. Other have checked in at hotels or will go to municipal warming centers.