BREAKING NEWS: Greg Abbott, Texas governor, waives STAAR test requirements in wake of COVID-19

Courtesy of the Fort Worth Star Telegram

After a wave of calls to delay the mandated STAAR tests beginning in April, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday he waived testing requirements for the school year.

“Your health and safety are top priorities, and the state of Texas will give school districts flexibility to protect and ensure the health of students, faculty, and their families,” Abbott said in a statement. “We will empower schools to make the best decisions to protect their communities from COVID-19.”