CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2000
I applaud Robert Levine's "Schools: Standards Are Important, but Money Is Vital" (Opinion, May 21). As a member of the California High School Exit Exam Advisory Panel, I, along with others, have listened to testimony from many experts as we have worked to implement a testing of "standards." The experts from the Texas statewide testing system have given our panel testimony that emphasizes the need for a huge influx of financial resources if students are to be held accountable to pass such a high-stakes exam.
October 18, 2010
In a study of middle and high school students in Texas, children who got the message to eat more fruits and vegetables and exercise regularly apparently got another message -- that sugary sports drinks are part of a healthy lifestyle, according to a study published in Pediatrics in September by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The study found that kids with healthy habits thought flavored and sports beverages "were consistent with a healthy lifestyle," the study said.