The Lone Star Girl has driver's ed. every single day this winter break except for Christmas Day. It's all classroom stuff for now, so you should still be safe on the roads.
She'll be permitted soon but I anticipate a long wait until she actually gets licensed, based not only on needing to make sure that plenty of practice happens first, but also on preliminary car insurance quotes. With no car anywhere in her near future, it does not make sense to incur a huge monthly payment that we cannot afford when we need to be saving for IB tests and dorms.
Still - a big step!