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Lakeway’s undeveloped center is an area to watch in 2021. Extending Main Street to Lohmans Crossing is a top priority as trac congestion grows. D R I V I N G F O R W A R D

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Progress needed in 2021 to solve regional tracwoes When civic and community leaders of western Travis County look to 2021, what blocks the view are the lines of vehicles of all types that slowly snake across Lakeway, Bee Cave and the surrounding area, and the queue of automobiles is growing longer. Complex solutions to the mounting trac will take years to fully realize, but key real estate developments with new roadways should progress in 2021, given sucient partnership between government and private developers. Nowhere is the need for cooperation more apparent than Lakeway’s current challenge in central Lakeway to extend Main Street from RM 620 to Lohmans Crossing and add a second connection to Lohmans Spur. CONTINUED ON 20 BY GREG PERLISKI

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Concordia evolves to keep campus open amid pandemic

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CONTINUED ON 28 Even after months of planning, Jerey Utzinger, dean of teaching and learning at Concordia University Texas, said he woke up on the morning of the rst day of the fall 2020 semester dreading what could go wrong over the next several months under the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. By the late afternoon, however, Utzinger said his brief

A student strolls across a walkway at Concordia University Texas. (Iain Oldman/Community Impact Newspaper)

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FROMPHYLLIS: A new year is always appreciated. A chance to wipe the slate clean is something never more necessary after a year like 2020. The eects of the pandemic will be felt for months, but cities, developers, school districts and other area stakeholders must start to look to the future and how best to overcome any setbacks. Our Annual Community Guide brings you stories this month of positive growth and plans for the future; we chose to not look back (too much). Enjoy, and welcome, 2021! Phyllis Campos, GENERALMANAGER

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NOWOPEN 1 Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation opened a Steiner Ranch outpatient center in September. The new clinic, located at 5145 N. RM 620, Ste. L110, Austin, specializes in treating back and neck pain, sports injuries, concussions, work-related injuries and balance disorders, according to a press release. The clinic also oers recovery and reconditioning for those recovering from COVID-19 or other debilitating illnesses. 737-273-0490. www.bswrehab.com/outpatient 2 Frenchies Modern Nail Care opened in November at 3100 S. RM 620, Ste. 400, Lakeway. The studio is focused on natural nail care and increased cleanliness, according to owner Diana Wagner. The location specializes in manicures, pedicures and nail designs with vegan options. Frenchies Modern Nail Care does not oer acrylic nail services due to potential health hazards. 512-370-6336. www.frenchiesnails.com/ location/tx-lakeway/

3 Louisiana Crab Shack opened a new location in December within the Shops at the Galleria at 12815 Shops Pkwy., Bee Cave. The New Orleans-inspired chain restaurant features menu items including po’boys, charbroiled and fried seafood and more. 512-871-9662. www.louisianacrabshackaustin.com 4 Rooster’s Men’s Grooming Center opened in November at 7710 N. RM 620, Unit 730, Austin. The company oers a variety of services, according to its website. 512-599-4778. www.roostersmgc.com 5 Sammataro , a new pizzeria that serves New York-style slices, is now open in Austin’s Lost Creek neighborhood, according to a Dec. 11 news release. Located in a food trailer at 1158 Lost Creek Blvd., Austin, Sammataro features wood-red pies made with 48-hour fermented dough, Bianco Di Napoli tomatoes, gouda and fresh basil. The pizzeria is owned by Austin native Isaac Flores. The Sammataro team, all of whom met in New York, includes Townsend Smith, Daniel Sorg and Kelsey Hutchins. The eatery is open Wednesday through

Saturday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. www.sammataro.pizza

6 Texas Regional Bank opened a new location in November at 3944 S. RM 620, Bldg. 4, Bee Cave. The company operates across South Texas and the Hill Country region. Face masks are required for those who wish to enter the lobby, according to a statement from the bank. 512-291-3398. www.texasregionalbank.com 7 Watershed Car Wash opened in September at 7710 N. RM 620, Bldg. 5, Austin, in the Four Points area. Services include car washes, tire shines and paint protectant. Customers can also purchase unlimited monthly washes. 737-787-2661. www.watershedcarwash.com COMING SOON 8 Lake Travis Pizza will open its second location at 10815 RM 2222, Austin, in the former location of a Zoes Kitchen franchise. Lake Travis Pizza is owned by husband and wife Leah and Mark Mirra and serves New York-style, brick oven pizzas. The pizzeria has an additional

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The population in Lakeway increased by more than 19% from 2014 to 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s ve-year estimate.

The median household income in Bee Cave increased by $9,298 from 2014 to 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s ve-year estimate.

*HISPANICLATINO IS NOT A RACE, BUT THE HISPANICLATINO PERCENTAGE BELOW MAY INCLUDE MULTIPLE RACES LISTED. THE RACES LISTED, HOWEVER, DO NOT INCLUDE HISPANICLATINO RESIDENTS.

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MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

AGE ANALYSIS

Five-year change 19.11%

0-19 20-39 40-59 60-79 80+

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32.58%

26.59% 3.93%

13.87%

$109,628 $132,899

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37.4 State 38.5

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LARGEST EMPLOYMENT SECTORS** 1 Management occupations 2 Business and nancial occupations 3 Sales and related occupations 4 Computer and 1 Management occupations 2 Sales and related occupations 3 Oce and administrative support

2014 2019

9.2% 91.4% 2.6% 0.1% 2.8% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5%

20.0% 80.7%

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White

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Bachelor’s degree or higher achieved

0.6% 0.0% 13% 0.0% 1.1% 4.3%

Black or African American

American Indian or Alaska native

Asian

98.3% 99.3%

39.7% 69.3%

Native Hawaiian or other Pacic Islander Some other race Two or more races

4 Education instruction and library occupations 5 Computer and mathematics occupations

mathematics occupations 5 Education instruction and library occupations

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99.2% 97.4%

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From 2014 to 2019, the city of Rollingwood experienced a population increase of 5.44%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city’s median age of 42.9 is higher than both the county median and the state median.

From 2014 to 2019, West Lake Hills experienced a population change of 2.66%, well below that of the state, 8.31%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s ve- year estimates.

*HISPANICLATINO IS NOT A RACE, BUT THE HISPANICLATINO PERCENTAGE BELOW MAY INCLUDE MULTIPLE RACES LISTED. THE RACES LISTED, HOWEVER, DO NOT INCLUDE HISPANICLATINO RESIDENTS.

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AGE ANALYSIS

Five-year change 5.44%

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$161,429 $193,750

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$160,574 $187,569

2014 2019

42.9 Travis County 34.8

50.7 State 38.5

State 8.31%

LOCAL DEMOGRAPHICS*

EDUCATION LEVEL High school diploma or higher achieved

LARGEST EMPLOYMENT SECTORS** 1 Management occupations

2014 2019

Bachelor’s degree or higher achieved

12.4% 91.9% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1% 0.0% 0.0% 2.9%

7.3% 94.5%

1 Management occupations 2 Sales and related occupations 3 Health diagnosis and treatment practitioners 4 Educational instruction and library occupations 5 Legal occupations

Hispanic or Latino

White

0.0% 0.0% 2% 0.0% 0.0% 3.5%

Black or African American

2 Legal occupations 3 Sales and related occupations 4 Health diagnosis and treatment practitioners 5 Business and nancial operations occupations

American Indian or Alaska native

98.9% 100%

83.7% 77%

Asian

Native Hawaiian or other Pacic Islander Some other race Two or more races

99.8% 99.5%

81.8% 85.4%

*CENSUS DATA MAY NOT ADD UP TO 100% DUE TO ROUNDING

**EMPLOYMENT FOR AGE 16 AND OLDER

LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS Travis County Commissioners Court Judge: Andy Brown

Rollingwood City Council Mayor: Michael Dyson Mayor pro tem: Gavin Massingill Council member: Wendi Hundley Council member: Sara Hutson Council member: Amy Pattillo Council member: Buck Shapiro

West Lake Hills City Council Mayor: Linda Anthony Mayor pro tem: Jim O’Connor Council member: Rhonda McCollough Council member: Brian Plunkett Council member: Beth South Council member: Darin Walker

Eanes ISD board of trustees Board president: John Havenstrite Trustee: Jennifer Champagne

Precinct 1: Je Travillion Precinct 2: Brigid Shea Precinct 3: Ann Howard Precinct 4: Margaret Gómez

Trustee: James Spradley Trustee: Heather Sheeld Trustee: Kim McMath Trustee: Ellen Balthazar Trustee: Laura Clark

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Restaurants that opened in 2020 or are coming in 2021 Restaurants that opened in 2020 or are coming in 2021

DINING

ASIAN 9 Chiang Mai Thai 6900 N. RM 620, Austin 512-609-0072 www.chiangmaihomecooking.com $$ 10 Me So Poke 10815 RM 2222, Ste. 207, Austin 512-599-4250 www.mesopoke.com $$ K 11 Poke House 3652 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills www.pokehousetx.com $$ K COMING SOON 2021 BAKERYCAFE Amelie Coe + Ink Address not available 512-428-4744 www.ameliecoeeshop.com COMING SOON 2021 12 FoliePop’s 13420 Galleria Circle, Ste. A-120, Bee Cave 512-884-7798 www.foliepops.com $ 13 Great American Cookies 12717 Shops Parkway, Unit 100, Bee Cave 512-243-6333 www.greatamericancookies.com $ 14 Kale Me Crazy 8300 N. RM 620, Austin 737-205-5629 www.austin.kalemecrazy.net $$ 15 Le Macaron French Pastries 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin 512-593-2051 www.lemacaron-us.com/austin $ 16 Tea Haus 10815 RM 2222, Ste. 207, Austin 512-599-4250 www.teahaus101.com $

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3 Chick-l-A 7710 N. RM 620, Bldg. 9, Austin 512-219-9082 www.chick-l-a.com $ B K 4 Dog Haus Biergarden 7701 N. RM 620, Bldg. 7, Austin 512-344-9281 www.doghaus.com $ H 5 Lone Star Jacks BBQ 3620 S. RM 620, Ste. 350, Bee Cave 512-551-3772 www.lonestarjacksbbq.com $$ K

6 Louisiana Crab Shack 12815 Shops Parkway, Bee Cave 512-871-9662 www.louisianacrabshackaustin.com $$ 7 The Gramercy 1516 S. RM 620, Bldg. F, Ste. 200, Lakeway 512-575-8828 www.gramercylakeway.com $$$ H 8 The League Kitchen & Tavern 13420 Galleria Circle, Ste. A-128, Bee Cave This location does not have a phone number

AMERICAN 1 Bar 620 1113 N. RM 620, Lakeway 512-382-5441 www.bar620.com $$ H K 2 Carve American Grille 7415 Southwest Parkway, Austin 512-792-4450 www.carveamericangrille.com $$$ B H COMPILED BY AMY RAE DADAMO

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17 Tiny Pies 3736 Bee Caves Road, Ste. 8-B, West Lake Hills 512-297-2690 www.tinypies.com $ 18 Runaway Luna Lifestyle 12800 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. G-130, Bee Cave 512-888-1320 www.runawaylunalifestyle.com $ BREWERIESWINERIES 19 Frontyard Brewing 4514 Bob Wire Road, Spicewood 512-614-4380 www.frontyardbrewing.com $ 20 5 Soul Wine Co. 4515 Bob Wire Road, Spicewood 512-614-4380 www.5soulwine.com $ ITALIAN 21 Domino’s Pizza 11805 RM 2244, Ste. 200, Bee Cave 512-551-9916 www.dominos.com $

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LATINAMERICAN 29 Komal Latin Kitchen & Bar 5000 N. Quinlan Park Road, Bldg. C, Austin 512-992-0445 www.komallkb.com $$ H 30 Madera & Grill 6811 N. RM 620, Austin 305-608-9978 www.instagram.com/maderandgrill This list is not comprehensive.

www.laketravispizza.com $$ K COMING SOON 2021 26 Sammataro

22 The Garden at Ellera 12432 Bee Cave Road, Bee Cave 512-763-9744 www.gardenatellera.com/ $$ H K 23 Kitchen on the Bend 3519 N. RM 620, Lakeway 512-428-4744 www.kitchenonthebend.com $$$ H 24 Lake Travis Pizza 3305 N. RM 620, Lakeway 512-266-2287 www.laketravispizza.com $$ K

1158 Lost Creek Blvd., Austin www.sammataro.pizza.com $$ MEXICAN 27 Chipotle Mexican Grill 7710 N. RM 620, Bldg. 8, Austin 512-690-7004 www.chipotle.com $ K 28 Jalisco’s Taquiera 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin 512-432-5036 www.jaliscosusa.com $ K

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Online retailer 512-547-9272 www.71paintedwines.com HOMEDECOR 11 The Backyard and Patio Store 12501 W. Hwy. 71, Bee Cave 737-802-3191 www.thebackyardandpatiostore.com JEWELRY 12 Anvil + Aura 12801 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. E-120, Bee Cave 737-222-5176 www.anvilandaura.com PETS 13 Healthy Pet 12600 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. R-140 512-358-6565 www.healthypet.com This list is not comprehensive.

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6 Label Society 12801 Hill Country Blvd., C1-115, Bee Cave 512-599-4141 www.labelsociety.com 7 Magik Supply 12912 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. F-145, Bee Cave 512-350-2155 www.magikcreatives.com 8 Urban Chic 12820 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. E-115, Bee Cave 330-353-0528 www.urbanchictx.com

Hills 512-428-4677 www.greenbeltcbd.com CLOTHESSHOES 4 Adorn Boutique 3663 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills 512-305-3800 www.adornboutiquetexas.com 5 Bokabuku 12820 Hill Country Blvd., Ste. E-110, Bee Cave 512-394-7346 www.bokabuku.com

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DEVELOPMENT

Projects underway in the community

TOP DEVELOPMENT STORIES OF 2021

$1 billionBrodieOaks redesignwould tower over Southwest Austin

BY JACK FLAGLER

The plans will go through a extensive planned unit development review process, a negotiation with the city and the community that often takes years. BIGPICTURE PLANS

Developer Barshop & Oles Co. announced plans Dec. 3 for a major project to remake the Brodie Oaks Shopping Center in Southwest Austin. The mixed-use project, which could top $1 billion of total investment over the next 10 years, is still in the conceptual stage, according to a press release. The developer plans to le an application for a planned unit development with the city of Austin in February, and construction could begin at the end of 2022 or in 2023. Redevelopment will come in phases. In the end, the project could include 1,600 new residential units, 1.1 million square feet of oce space, 450 hotel rooms and 140,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space. According to the release, the total square footage of the project could be as much as 3 million, with an additional 13.7 acres of parking lot and building area being converted to green space. For comparison, Tesla’s upcoming gigafactory in southeast Travis County is estimated to be about 4 million to 5 million square feet, and the Domain in North Austin is about 1.8 million square feet. Barshop & Oles started the years-long process by submitting a development assessment to the city Dec. 3, according to the release. The shopping center, which is currently the home of Hobby Lobby, Sprouts Farmers Market and Pinthouse Pizza, among other businesses, backs up to the Barton Creek Greenbelt. According to

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A proposed mixed-use development at the Brodie Oaks Shopping Center in Southwest Austin would see $1 billion invested over a decade. Construction could start in 2022 or 2023. (Rendering courtesy Lionheart Places/WP Visions LLC San Antonio)

the release, the original developer of the shopping center dedicated 84 acres for the creation and expansion of the greenbelt. David Armbrust, founder and partner of Armbrust & Brown PLLC, the law rm that represents the

developer, said in the release that Barshop & Oles plans to “carry that environmental spirit forward” by developing a trailhead for the greenbelt and pro- viding 4,700 feet of trails, 10,000 feet of pedestrian walkways and bicycle paths as part of the site plan.

NewWestlakeDrive condominiums clear height objectionswith City Council

REVISED REDEVELOPMENT

reduces impervious cover—the site’s human-made surfaces impenetrable to rainfall—from 34.01% to 29.55%. Despite these reductions, resident Oliver Hoagland said he was con- cerned about a precedent. “Looking back on the recent history of variances, it seems that in any other case, and [for] any other resident homeowner, that this would be denied, and to me, that kind of just doesn’t sit right, especially since this is a nonresident developer,” Hoagland said.

The owners of an apartment complex at 1801 Westlake Drive have revised their proposal to demolish the existing complex to construct new condominiums. The proposal now reects concerns regarding the building’s height, among other features.

BY AMY RAE DADAMO

proposed 2.3-acre project in February 2020, and the proposed height of the buildings emerged as the largest issue. The architectural rm, Shiet Group Architects, has since revised its proposal to meet council’s recommendations. Per updated site plans, both build- ings are slated to be 35 feet tall—a decrease from the second building’s previously proposed height of 46 feet, yet still higher than the city’s 30-foot maximum. Other changes include reducing the number of parking spaces from 46 to 41 and lowering the number of total units from 20 to 18. Updated plans also call for two fewer tree removal variances. Also, the new proposal

A proposal for newWestlake Drive condominiums has advanced down the road to completion, following approval of several variances from West Lake Hills City Council. The owners of the Boca Chica Apart- ments at 1801 Westlake Drive intend to demolish the existing complex, which was built in the 1960s, and construct two condominium buildings. To move forward, developers required six variances and rezoning. The unanimous approvals occurred during a Dec. 9 West Lake Hills City Council meeting, during which members reviewed the site plans for a third time. City ocials rst viewed the

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EDUCATION

News from Eanes & Lake Travis ISDs

2 0 2 1 S P E C I A L E D I T I O N

TOP EDUCATION STORIES OF 2021

Lake Travis ISD trustees vote to establish its first police department

D E V E L O P I N G A D I S T R I C T PD Lake Travis ISD trustees approved the creation of the district’s rst internal police department on Dec. 16. According to Superintendent Paul Norton, the department should be up and running by the 2021-22 school year.

BY AMY RAE DADAMO

activities, according to Norton. The LTISD PD would consist of one chief of police, who would report to the superintendent, and ve o- cers—an increase from the district’s three school resource ocers. Despite the additional ocers, the PD would not impose a large budgetary impact, Norton said, adding that LTISD currently budgets over $600,000 for its contract with Travis County. The initial one-time cost of devel- oping the department is projected to be under $400,000 with a yearly price tag estimated at a little over half a million dollars, Norton said. The majority of the initial cost would include the purchase of vehicles, guns and ammunition, Norton said. Bearing in mind the proposed increase in campus police presence,

The Lake Travis ISD board of trust- ees took the rst step in establishing a districtwide police department during a Dec. 17 board meeting. Trustees unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing Superinten- dent Paul Norton to begin creating the LTISD PD. According to Norton, the new ocers are expected on campus by the start of the 2021-22 school year. LTISD currently contracts Travis County Sheri’s Oce deputies to serve as school resource ocers. However, in light of the district’s continued growth, Norton said the development of a district-based department is in students’ and sta’s best interests. Ocers would ensure safety both on campus and at district events and

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SOURCE: LAKE TRAVIS ISDCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Texas Education Agency cancels 2021 accountability ratings we’re able to make sure that doesn’t happen to our students?” Norton said an expectation of the police department is that the ocers would build relationships with students and sta. He added that the district will emphasize positive student engagements. LTISD’s next steps include gaining state approval for its department and hiring a chief.

trustee Lauren White brought attention to nationwide disparities in disciplinary action. “We’ve seen historically across the country and in Texas that more ocers across the school sometimes means more students are referred to the criminal justice system, and there’s usually disparities in who that is,” White said. “How do we ensure that as the police force grows ... that

Eanes ISDupdates quarantine guidelines

HOW L ON G T O Q UA R AN T I N E ? Eanes ISD updated its quarantine guidelines following close contact with a COVID-19 case. Close contact with a Did the exposure happen when masks were not worn? COVID-19 infection?

BY AMY RAE DADAMO

while wearing a mask, and they do not not live or work in a setting with high-risk individuals, that student or sta member may return to campus earlier. Those who receive a negative COVID-19 test result may return to class after seven days of quarantine if the test was admin- istered at least ve days after close contact. If that individual does not undergo a COVID-19 test, they may return to campus after 10 days. Families and sta are asked to notify their campus principal of a positive COVID-19 case. Each campus will then communicate with quarantined families regarding the return-to-school date, according EISD’s statement. The district’s statement adds that all students and sta should continue to regularly monitor themselves for symptoms for the virus. EISD’s COVID-19 public dash- board indicates that there 24 students and 9 employees with active COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 8.

Eanes ISD students will be required to follow new coro- navirus guidance, which may shorten the quarantine period for those who had contact with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The district published a statement Dec. 8 that it amended its quarantine guidance in accordance with recommenda- tions from the Texas Education Agency, Austin Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all of which base recommended quarantine length on exposure risk. As of Dec. 8, if an EISD student or sta member comes into close contact with a COVID-19-positive individual while not wearing a mask, that individual would be asked to quarantine for 14 days. The same would be true for individuals who live or work in a setting with high-risk individuals. If an EISD student or sta member were to be exposed to a COVID-19-positive individual

BY ANNA LOTZ

The Texas Education Agency announced Dec. 10 it will not issue its AF accountability ratings for the 2020-21 school year amid ongoing disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, students are still poised to take State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness test this spring. “The pandemic has disrupted school operations in fundamental ways that have often been outside the control of our school leaders, making it far more dicult to use these ratings as a tool to support student academic growth,” TEA Commissioner Mike Morath said in the release. According to the release, STAAR results provide “critically important information” about student learning and will provide policymakers and educators with information on how the pandemic has aected student learning progress.

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