Harvey-affected superintendents want Texas to waive school ratings

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Alief ISD Superintendent H.D. Chambers described a common scene since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas: teachers glued to their cellphones in hallways outside classrooms of students, working through insurance claims for flooded homes. Staff and students, all suffering from post-traumatic stress, are engaged in "cussing matches." That will probably mean students' grades and state test scores take a hit. Chambers joined several superintendents Tuesday at a House Public Education Committee hearing to ask the state to waive school accountability ratings, which are tied to how students score on state tes...

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