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State Sen. José Menéndez urges Gov. Abbott to cancel STAAR test

TEXAS — Amid surging cases of COVID-19 in Texas schools that have caused many districts to close campuses and transition back to virtual learning, state Sen. José Menéndez, D-District 26, is urging Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath to cancel this year’s STARR test.
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Texas Senator Jose Menendez Calls For Cancellation Of Staar Testing In Schools

Texas State Senator José Menéndez to Governor Greg Abbott and TEA Commissioner Mike Morath calling for the cancelation of the STAAR test during the COVID-19 Omicron surge. Our schools are facing a crisis during this COVID-19 omicron surge as it continues to drive record number of infections around our state. This surge is worsening the already unprecedented staffing issues in our schools, as we are seeing school districts close due to staffing shortages and in some cases, students to keep them open. To make matters worse, we have many teachers and students dealing with mental health emergencies. As this catastrophe continues, these students are still expected to take the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test over the next few months, with scores that could potentially harm both the student and the school. Given the dire circumstances currently facing our education system, I am requesting you take all necessary action to cancel the administration of the STAAR test for the current academic year.
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'Tears of fear, frustration and anger': After his granddaughter gets COVID-19, State Sen. Jose Menendez urges more to get vaccinated

SAN ANTONIO — On Sunday, State Sen. Jose Menendez, who represents District 26 in San Antonio, announced his granddaughter tested positive for COVID-19 despite being around vaccinated family members. In a Facebook post, Menendez said his family had all been vaccinated and careful, but the 1-year-old still tested positive for...
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State Sen. Jose Menendez confirms his granddaughter tested positive for COVID-19

San Antonio – Texas State Senator for District 26 Jose Menendez announced in a Facebook post Sunday that his 14-month-old granddaughter, Adelisa, has tested positive for COVID-19. Menendez said everyone in his family except Adelisa had been vaccinated against COVID-19, but she tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday. In the post,...
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Chief of staff for Sen. Jose Menendez faces DWI charge

SAN ANTONIO – The chief of staff for Texas State Senator Jose Menendez was arrested in San Antonio on suspicion of driving while intoxicated late last month, records obtained Wednesday by the KSAT 12 Defenders confirm. Tomas Larralde, 52, was found asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle in the...
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Watch San Antonio state Sen. Jose Menendez discuss Texas blackouts March 10 at noon in interview with Texas Tribune

Editor’s note: This story was initially published by the Texas Tribune. KSAT is partnering with the news organization to stream this event to a local San Antonio audience. The winter storm that left millions of Texans without power in subfreezing temperatures and disrupted water services across the state now has state lawmakers scrambling to account for the next steps in the middle of the 2021 legislative session.
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Power Players: Sen. Jose Menendez

SAN ANTONIO — A trip to the mall may include a bit of browsing, shopping, eating, but in San Antonio, you can add “a meeting with your State Senator” to the list. State Sen. Jose Menendez has his District 26 offices at the Wonderland of the Americas in Balcones Heights.
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