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Texas industry leaders cheer training bill

By Laura Devaney
February 13th, 2013

Industry leaders are praising a high-profile bill in the Texas Senate designed to give high school students more options in career and vocational training, the Associated Press reports. Addressing the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday, representatives from numerous firms and trade organizations told of not being able to fill high-paying jobs that require more technical skills than college smarts. They applauded a measure by committee chairman Dan Patrick seeking to better emphasize “workforce development.” It would allow students more flexibility to choose what high school courses they take…

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Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura