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Saturday, September 12th, 2015

  • Players accused of hitting ref moved to alternative school - Maple Ridge News
  • Players accused of hitting ref moved to alternative school Maple Ridge News SAN ANTONIO - Two Texas high school football players who struck a referee during a game have been temporarily moved to an alternative school as investigations continue. Northside Independent School D more...

  • Texas wrestler refuses to take standardized test seriously, is suspended for ... - Yahoo! Sports (blog)
  • Texas wrestler refuses to take standardized test seriously, is suspended for ... Yahoo! Sports (blog) A Texas wrestler has landed himself in hot water after objecting to a new standardized test he was forced to take in the most direct way possible, and possibly the most unwi more...

  • Do Flat STAAR Tests Mean DISD Was Better Under Hinojosa? Of Course Not. - D Magazine
  • D Magazine Do Flat STAAR Tests Mean DISD Was Better Under Hinojosa? Of Course Not. D Magazine Because TAKS, the state realized, was measuring not what kids knew nor whether they could think, but how well they had been trained to take the TAKS test. In edu speak, TAKS wasn more...

  • Terry Grier resigning as Houston schools superintendent - Brownsville Herald
  • Terry Grier resigning as Houston schools superintendent Brownsville Herald He also promoted voter approval of a $1.9 billion bond issue, the biggest in the history of Texas schools. The district's board of trustees hired Grier in September 2009 to succeed Abelardo Saaved more...

  • McNeely: Texas schools fight for money - Longview News-Journal
  • McNeely: Texas schools fight for money Longview News-Journal It's sad it has to be this way, but it's a good thing we have courts in Texas ? to require the Legislature to do its job. For decades, Texas courts have had to force the lawmakers to follow through on their more...

  • UT clarifies band ticket policy - mySanAntonio.com
  • mySanAntonio.com UT clarifies band ticket policy mySanAntonio.com The four Texas schools had a gentleman's agreement to simply charge the fans for the tickets and provide complimentary tickets to the marching bands. The change to smaller venues across the conference, suc more...

  • Texas releases statement on band tickets - Burnt Orange Nation
  • Texas releases statement on band tickets Burnt Orange Nation The four Texas schools had a gentleman's agreement to simply charge the fans for the tickets and provide complimentary tickets to the marching bands. The change to smaller venues across the conference, such as more...

  • Texas responds to bands having to buy tickets at UT games - KXAN.com
  • KXAN.com Texas responds to bands having to buy tickets at UT games KXAN.com The four Texas schools had a gentleman's agreement to simply charge the fans for the tickets and provide complimentary tickets to the marching bands. The change to smaller venues across the confe more...

  • Sunday, July 5th, 2015

  • EPISD trying to stem "jarring" number of students removed for discipline - El Paso Times
  • EPISD trying to stem "jarring" number of students removed for discipline El Paso Times The EPISD reported 1,523 discretionary removals for the 2013-14 academic year, more than every other big urban Texas school district except Arlington and Houston. In comparison, the Dallas more...

  • Propane Council of Texas Talks Creating Greener School Districts & Healthier ... - Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog)
  • Propane Council of Texas Talks Creating Greener School Districts & Healthier ... Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release) (registration) (blog) ?Propane autogas is a smart choice for Texas schools,? said Jackie Mason, Educational & Marketing Director for the Propane more...

  • Propane Autogas a 'Smart Choice' for Texas Schools, Says ProCOT - NGT News
  • Propane Autogas a 'Smart Choice' for Texas Schools, Says ProCOT NGT News School transportation directors from all over Texas converged in Dallas for the Texas Association of Pupil Transportation Conference last weekend. The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) said it w more...

  • At Majority-Minority Schools, Confederate Names Remain - Texas Tribune
  • Texas Tribune At Majority-Minority Schools, Confederate Names Remain Texas Tribune Some changes have already been made at the Texas schools. In Midland, the Confederate flag was eliminated as a school symbol in 1991. But Marisa Kent, a 2012 graduate, said many fans and suppo more...

  • Schools grapple with Confederate names - Waco Tribune-Herald
  • Schools grapple with Confederate names Waco Tribune-Herald Some changes already have been made at the Texas schools. In Midland, the Confederate flag was eliminated as a school symbol in 1991. But Marisa Kent, a 2012 graduate, said many fans and supporters still use it, with more...

  • 'Wrong side of history' or not, history shows Texas slow in social change - LubbockOnline.com
  • 'Wrong side of history' or not, history shows Texas slow in social change LubbockOnline.com For instance, in 1954, after the court issued its landmark ruling Brown v. Board of Education , which outlawed racial segregation in the nation's public schools, Gov. Alla more...

  • Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

  • Son of police chief at embattled South Texas school district arrested for ... - mySanAntonio.com (blog)
  • mySanAntonio.com (blog) Son of police chief at embattled South Texas school district arrested for ... mySanAntonio.com (blog) Danny Padilla, the 23-year-old son of Donna ISD Police Chief Roy Padilla, was arrested June 5, 2015, and charged with possession of marijuana and dru more...

  • Houston Law School Ranked High for Networking - Texas Lawyer
  • Texas Lawyer Houston Law School Ranked High for Networking Texas Lawyer Two other Texas schools are also on the 25-school Quality of Network list: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law is 21st, and the University of Texas School of Law took the 24th spot. Univer more...

  • Helen Giddings and James White: Sign the school officer training bill, Gov. Abbott - Dallas Morning News
  • Dallas Morning News Helen Giddings and James White: Sign the school officer training bill, Gov. Abbott Dallas Morning News First and foremost, it is our responsibility to ensure that Texas schools are trusted and secure spaces. With that accomplished, students can focus on l more...

  • Monday, June 15th, 2015

  • Was Dallas ISD Better Off When Hinojosa Was Superintendent? - D Magazine
  • Was Dallas ISD Better Off When Hinojosa Was Superintendent? D Magazine Because TAKS, the state realized, was measuring not what kids knew nor whether they could think, but how well they had been trained to take the TAKS test. In edu speak, TAKS wasn't ?rigorous.? That more...

  • Freedom, Not Fries? Texas Official Wants Deep Fryers Back In Schools - KERA News
  • KERA News Freedom, Not Fries? Texas Official Wants Deep Fryers Back In Schools KERA News [POST-BROADCAST CORRECTION: Previous audio and Web versions of this story incorrectly identified Susan Combs as a Democrat. Combs is a Republican.] Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright more...

  • Chairs sit empty in a classroom. (AP Photo/Peter Prengaman) | ASSOCIATED ... - Huffington Post
  • Huffington Post Chairs sit empty in a classroom. (AP Photo/Peter Prengaman) | ASSOCIATED ... Huffington Post In the third installment of a three-part series on truancy in Texas, Al Jazeera America examines how San Antonio is finding solutions to the state's attendance pr more...

  • Sunday, May 31st, 2015

  • State roundup: Texas lawmakers reach agreement on open carry bill - Your Houston News
  • Your Houston News State roundup: Texas lawmakers reach agreement on open carry bill Your Houston News South Texas superintendent arrested, faces bribery charges. DONNA ? The superintendent of a South Texas school district faces charges on accusations he and another official more...

  • Second Donna ISD official charged with bribery, obstruction - San Antonio Express-News (subscription)
  • San Antonio Express-News (subscription) Second Donna ISD official charged with bribery, obstruction San Antonio Express-News (subscription) DONNA ? A second official of a troubled South Texas school district was arrested in as many days by the district police chief on allega more...

  • Column: The End of an Error - Alamogordo Daily News
  • Column: The End of an Error Alamogordo Daily News This might not sound like a big deal, but Pearson has lost the contract for standardized testing in Texas schools. Pearson was there in the 1980s when high-stakes testing spread slowly from Texas to every single public school more...

  • Advocates: Texas schools using truancy law to push special needs children out - Houston Chronicle (subscription)
  • Advocates: Texas schools using truancy law to push special needs children out Houston Chronicle (subscription) Although national averages are 35 percent higher, he suggested it was not coincidence that most Texas schools reported that exactly 8.5 percent of their students qu more...

  • 'Times Change, People Change': Texas Schools Named After Confederate ... - TheBlaze.com
  • TheBlaze.com 'Times Change, People Change': Texas Schools Named After Confederate ... TheBlaze.com There's a battle brewing in Dallas among parents who are petitioning the local school board to rename schools currently named after Confederate generals. Robert E. more...

  • Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

  • Lockhart ISD staffer accused of sending inappropriate texts to students - KXAN.com
  • KXAN.com Lockhart ISD staffer accused of sending inappropriate texts to students KXAN.com LOCKHART, Texas (KXAN) ? A Lockhart Independent School District employee has been removed from working on any campus after it was reported the staff member was sending inappropriate tex more...

  • Nixon-Smiley senior won't walk the stage because of a knife - KENS 5 TV
  • KENS 5 TV Nixon-Smiley senior won't walk the stage because of a knife KENS 5 TV A South Texas school district is blocking a senior from the graduation ceremony for violating Student Code of Conduct. Loading? Post to Facebook. Nixon-Smiley senior won't walk the stage more...

  • Support For Dual Language Programs Passes Texas Legislature - KRWG
  • Support For Dual Language Programs Passes Texas Legislature KRWG Dual language programs, used in more than 800 Texas schools, typically immerse students in instruction that is half in one language and half in the other. In the type of dual language programs prevalent at the more...

  • Area offices, schools to close for Memorial Day weekend - Longview News-Journal
  • Area offices, schools to close for Memorial Day weekend Longview News-Journal Area offices, schools to close for Memorial Day weekend. From Staff Reports May 24, 2015 at 3 a.m.. Most East Texas schools, city and county offices, post offices and banks will be closed for the M more...

  • Hairopoulos: Four Texas schools to host NCAA baseball regionals, but ... - Dallas Morning News
  • Dallas Morning News Hairopoulos: Four Texas schools to host NCAA baseball regionals, but ... Dallas Morning News Clockwise from top left: Dallas Baptist's Gavin Fritz, TCU's Brian Howard, Houston's Jack Lemoine and Texas A&M's Hunter Melton are all aiming more...

  • Pearson contract loss marks end of an error - Opelousas Daily World
  • Opelousas Daily World Pearson contract loss marks end of an error Opelousas Daily World This might not sound like a big deal, but Pearson has lost the contract for standardized testing in Texas schools. Pearson was there in the 1980s when high-stakes testing spread slowly fr more...

  • Saturday, May 9th, 2015

  • Assistant principal in Austin quits, saw school bus driver allegedly touch girl, 6, in ... - Greenfield Daily Reporter
  • Assistant principal in Austin quits, saw school bus driver allegedly touch girl, 6, in ... Greenfield Daily Reporter AUSTIN, Texas ? An assistant principal in a Central Texas school district has resigned after seeing a bus driver allegedly touch a 6-year-old girl but not rep more...

  • Raising the bar - Odessa American
  • Odessa American Raising the bar Odessa American Martha Burrola, left, Melvon Anders and Julie Drainer work together on a project during a two-week sum-mer training session at UTPB to help math teachers be better prepared to help students improve their TAKS test scores. Poste more...

  • E. Texas lacrosse players learning life lessons on the field - KLTV
  • E. Texas lacrosse players learning life lessons on the field KLTV Dr. Tom Volatile is just one face of the sport credited with bringing lacrosse to East Texas schools. He said starting at Bishop T.K. Gorman in 2013, he lined the field just so a small group of students could more...

  • Lacrosse players learning life lessons on the field - KTRE
  • Lacrosse players learning life lessons on the field KTRE Dr. Thomas Volatile from Trinity Clinic and Orthopedics Sports Medicine is just one face of the sport credited with bringing lacrosse to East Texas schools. He said starting at Bishop T.K. Gorman in 2013, he lined the more...

  • Storms in West Texas leave behind high water, close schools - KEYE TV
  • Storms in West Texas leave behind high water, close schools KEYE TV TAHOKA, Texas (AP) -- A West Texas school district has called off classes for the day after more than 9 inches of rain left behind flooded roads. The Tahoka (tuh-HOK'-kuh) Independent School District can more...

  • Congressman Brady & County Leaders Celebrate Passage of Secure Rural ... - TexasGOPVote
  • TexasGOPVote Congressman Brady & County Leaders Celebrate Passage of Secure Rural ... TexasGOPVote This funding is critical for my East Texas schools and counties, helping avoid higher property taxes or cuts in critical road, bridge and education services. I'm proud more...

  • Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

  • Dallas Independent School District accused of using low-income student funds ... - The Republic
  • Dallas Independent School District accused of using low-income student funds ... The Republic DALLAS ? About a dozen parents and taxpayers have accused the Dallas Independent School District of taking money from low-income schools to fund pet projects. The Dallas Morning New more...

  • SB 149 one of many bills that could have fix our system - Midland Reporter-Telegram
  • SB 149 one of many bills that could have fix our system Midland Reporter-Telegram The most disconcerting realization that educators, parents, and now legislators have come to is that there has been virtually no Texas school district - large or small, property wealthy or prop more...

  • Sounds good: NB superintendent hopes to win music grants - Newbritainherald
  • Newbritainherald Sounds good: NB superintendent hopes to win music grants Newbritainherald NEW BRITAIN ? When School Superintendent Kelt L. Cooper led the Del Rio, Texas, school district, he had a close relationship with representatives of the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. more...

  • Why school finance data can be deceiving - The Glen Rose Reporter
  • Why school finance data can be deceiving The Glen Rose Reporter What a dollar will buy in one Texas school district is not the same as what it will buy in another. And don't forget the importance of local control. While state policy and court precedents require a substan more...

  • Is This Jesus Ad too Religious for the Jumbotron? - Charisma News
  • Charisma News Is This Jesus Ad too Religious for the Jumbotron? Charisma News Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys asked the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit Friday to hear the case of a faith-based business prohibited from advertising on a Texas school distric more...

  • Fourth employee fired from South Texas school district for improper conduct with ... - mySanAntonio.com
  • Fourth employee fired from South Texas school district for improper conduct with ... mySanAntonio.com Fourth employee fired from South Texas school district for improper conduct with student. By Joshua Fechter : March 31, 2015. E-mail; Print. Tweet. Page 1 of 1. Guillermo Ar more...

  • Kermit Ward, guest columnist: High-stakes testing better prepares our students ... - Waco Tribune-Herald
  • Kermit Ward, guest columnist: High-stakes testing better prepares our students ... Waco Tribune-Herald The TAKS test forced administrators and teachers to evaluate their current practices and obtain a deeper knowledge of the curriculum. The state did something different with more...

  • A-to-F grades for schools aren't magic - Fort Worth Star Telegram
  • A-to-F grades for schools aren't magic Fort Worth Star Telegram Texas schools have been using letter grades, A through F, for well over 100 years as a way of judging student performance in individual courses. Now many legislators and the governor want to use that same ra more...

  • Local Lufkin boutique tells this year's prom trends - KTRE
  • Local Lufkin boutique tells this year's prom trends KTRE LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - For some East Texas schools, prom is only a month away, and local dress shopping is in full swing. For prom, there is nothing more important than picking the perfect dress, so we went to the pro more...

  • House plugs big shortfall in retired Texas teacher fund - Your Houston News
  • House plugs big shortfall in retired Texas teacher fund Your Houston News Democrats, outnumbered 2-to-1 in the House, angrily opposed both measures but left little mark on the GOP budget, failing to divert spending elsewhere, particularly to schools. Their attempts to requir more...

  • Saturday, March 21st, 2015

  • Social media threat puts North Texas school district on high alert - WFAA
  • WFAA Social media threat puts North Texas school district on high alert WFAA PRINCETON -- A social media threat led to extra security precautions in a North Texas school district Wednesday morning. More than a thousand students passed through metal detectors after police sai more...

  • Burn Book app raises concerns about cyberbullying and school security - KXII-TV
  • KXII-TV Burn Book app raises concerns about cyberbullying and school security KXII-TV Wednesday, a different North Texas School District, Princeton ISD, was on high alert and students were screened for weapons at the door, after a threat posted on Burn Book led to a teenage more...

  • Big Sandy ISD delaying classes until 10AM - KETK
  • Big Sandy ISD delaying classes until 10AM KETK Upshur County, Texas (KETK) ? An East Texas school district will have a delayed start Friday morning. According to Big Sandy Independent School District (Upshur County) superintendent Scott Beene, the school will delay opening u more...