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Congratulations to the following New Supers

Skip McCambridge, Executive Dir. of Administrative Services, Lake Worth ISD, has been named New Super of Coleman ISD.

Joe Kucera, Asst. Superintendent, China Spring ISD, has been named New Super of Lorena iSD.

Dr. Marc Smith, Superintendent, Marshall ISD, has been named New Super of Duncanville ISD.

Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent, Brownsboro iSD, has been named New Super of Whitehouse iSD.

 

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Vacant Pleasant Grove ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Big Sandy ISD (ESC 7); Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Beeville ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. with Educational Consultant Gary Patterson. INFO
Vacant ESC 20 Associate Director, Administrative & Instructional Services; Search by ESC 20 InfoINFO
Vacant Katy ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Chico ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Galveston ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Aubrey ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
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Vacant Mineral Wells ISD ; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Santa Gertrudis ISD; Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.and  Dr. Ann Dixon, Search ConsultantINFO
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Vacant McAllen ISD; Search by JG ConsultingINFO
Vacant Westwood ISD; Search by John Hardy of Hardy, Cook & Hardy InfoINFO
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Vacant Runge ISD; Search by Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.CINFO
Vacant Paint Creek ISD ; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
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Vacant Huckabay ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
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Vacant Buckholts ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Moody ISD - Gary Martel, Superintendent,Diboll ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Manor ISD - Dr. Royce Avery, Area Superintendent,El Paso ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Lampasas ISD 
  - Chane Rascoe, Superintendent,Moody ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston, LLPINFO
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Lone Finalist Webb CISD - Humberto D. Gonzalez; Search by J. Cruz & Associates, LLC Info RequirementsINFO
Lone Finalist Klein ISD - Dr. Bret Champion, Superintendent,Leander ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton LLPINFO
Lone Finalist Brooks County ISD  - Dr. Maria Casas, Former Superintendent,Mathis ISD; Search by Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Lazbuddie ISD - Steve Wolf, Principal ,Motley County ISD; Search by Dr. Gary Bigham Info AnnouncementINFO
Lone Finalist Coupland ISD - Tammy Brinkman, Director of Curriculum & Instruction,Iola ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C.  InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Anderson-Shiro CISD - Scott Beene, Superintendent,Big Sandy ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist North Hopkins ISD - Darin Jolly; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Rockwall ISD - Dr. John (J.J.) E. Villarreal, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services,Carroll ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
Lone Finalist Mason ISD - John Schumacher; Search by Education Solution Services INFO
Lone Finalist Scurry-Rosser ISD - James Sanders, Assistant Superintendent,Ennis ISD; Search by Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist McLean ISD - Oscar Muniz, High School Principal ,Coolidge ISD; Search by McLean ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Brownsboro ISD - Tommy Hunter , Superintendent,S&S CISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Marshall ISD - Dr. Jerry Gibson, Superintendent,Coldspring ISD; Search by the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Blue Ridge ISD - John Wink, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Tatum ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Fruitvale ISD - Rebecca Bain, Curriculum Director,Fruitvale ISD; Fruitvale ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Progreso ISD - Martin Cuellar, Adult Education Supervisor,Region 1 ESC ; Search by: Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
New Super Dew ISD - Darrell Evans, Superintendent,Bosqueville ISD; Dew ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Erath Excels Academy - Mike Scott, Principal,Santo ISD; Search by Erath Excels Academy Board of Trustees Info No longer taking applications INFO
New Super Culberson County Allamoore ISD - Dalia Benavides, Principal North Elementary,Lamesa ISD; Search by Lead Your School InfoINFO
New Super Pampa ISD - Tonya Larkin, Asst. Superintendent,Pampa ISD; Larry Blair. PhD -  larry.blair1@gmail.com|INFO
New Super Lamesa ISD - Jim Knight, Superintendent,Anton ISD; Search by Lamesa ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Palacios ISD - Alexandro Flores, Asst. Superintendent of Academic & Pupil Services,Natalia ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Spurger ISD - Kendall Smith, High School Principal ,Overton ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
New Super Frenship ISD - Michelle McCord , Interim Superintendent,Frenship ISD; Search by ESC 17 InfoINFO
New Super Goliad ISD - David Plymale, Superintendent,Trinity ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Brownwood ISD - Dr. Joe Young, Deputy Superintendent ,Corsicana ISD; Search by ESC Region 15 InfoINFO
New Super Marathon ISD - Guadalupe Singh , District Administrator,Presidio ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Burkburnett ISD - Tylor Chaplin, Superintendent,Falls City ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super San Benito ISD; Search by Waterford School Services InfoINFO
New Super Loraine ISD - Brandon McDowell, Principal,Eldorado ISD; Search by Dennis Hill, Interim Superintendent InfoINFO
New Super Garrison ISD - Richard Cooper, Superintendent,Kennard ISD; Search by Interim Superintendent, Arnie Kelley and Garrison ISD Board. InfoINFO
New Super Hearne ISD  - Raul Nuques, Superintendent,Zapata County ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Medina Valley ISD - Kenneth Rohrbach, Super,Three Rivers ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Aspermont ISD - Tim Bartram , Principal,Iowa Park ISD; Search By Aspermont ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super East Bernard ISD - Courtney Hudgins, Interim Superintendent,East Bernard ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Queen City ISD - Charlotte Williams, Interim Superintendent,Queen City ISD; TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Wills Point ISD - Scott Caloss, Superintendent,Poth ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Rankin ISD - Keith Richardson, Interim Superintendent,Rankin ISD; Search by the Rankin ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Mt. Vernon ISD - Greg Weiss, Superintendent,New Summerfield ISD; Search conducted by Leasor Crass, PC InfoINFO
New Super Thorndale ISD - Adam Ivy, Asst. Superintendent,Latexo ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Lometa ISD - David Fisher, Asst. Superintendent of Business and Finance,Lometa ISD; Search by Lometa ISD Board of Trustees INFO
New Super Kennard ISD - Malinda Lindsey, Executive Director C&I ,Nacogdoches ISD; Search by DRV Executive Searches InfoINFO
New Super May ISD - Mike Carter, Melissa High School Principal ,Melissa ISD; Search by Education Service Center Region 15 InfoINFO
New Super Whitehouse ISD - Dr. Christopher Moran, Superintendent,Brownsboro ISD; Search by Whitehouse ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Lorena ISD - Joe Kucera, Asst. Superintendent,China Spring ISD ; Search by James Baize - Search Consultant Info INFO
New Super Coleman ISD - Skip McCambridge, Executive Director of Administrative Services,Lake Worth ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
New Super Trinity ISD - John Kaufman, Superintendent,Mount Vernon ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Wall ISD  - Russell Dacy, Wall High School Principal,Wall ISD; Search byv Wall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Big Sandy ISD (Dallardsville)  - Eric Carpenter, Secondary Principal ,LaPoynor ISD; Search by Big Sandy ISD Board of Trustees Info BrochureINFO
New Super Fannindel ISD - Jack Ellis, Retired Superintendent ,Brazos ISD; Search by the Fannindel ISD Board of Trustees INFO
New Super Nederland ISD - Dr. Robin Perez, Asst. Superintendent,Humble ISD; Search by ESC 5, Danny Lovett InfoINFO
New Super Southside ISD - Mark E. Eades, Superintendent,San Marcos CISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Chester ISD - Cory Hines, Principal,Martins Mill ISD; Search by the Chester ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Sherman ISD - David Hicks, Executive Dir. for Secondary Academic Programs,Denton ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Sheldon ISD - King Davis, Dept. Superintendent,Everman ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
New Super Pecos - Barstow - Toyah ISD  - Jim Haley, Superintendent,Cuero ISD; Search by the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Paducah ISD - Brian Patterson, Superintendent,Darrouzett ISD; Search by Jerry Baird InfoINFO
New Super Terrell County ISD - Amanda Ann Magallan , Principal Lamar Elementary,Midland ISD ; Search by Kenn Norris, Interim Superintendent Info INFO
New Super Winona ISD - Cody Mize; Search by Consilience LLC - Wes Hickey & Jennifer Jones InfoINFO
New Super Falls City ISD - Todd Pawelek, High School Principal ,Poth ISD; Search by FCISD Board of Trustees and Interim Superintendent Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Cotton Center ISD - Jeff Kirby, Elementary Principal ,Waelder ISD; Search by Cotton Center ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super La Grange ISD - Bill Wagner, Asst. Superintendent,La Grange ISD; Moak, Casey and AssociatesINFO
New Super Three Rivers ISD - Dr. Mary Springs, Superintendent,Santa Gertrudis ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
New Super Jacksboro ISD - Dwain Milam, Superintendent,Collinsville ISD ; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO
New Super Prairie Valley ISD - Tim West, Principal,Prairie Valley ISD; Search by: Darren Francis, Deputy Executive Director-Region 9 ESCINFO
New Super Poth ISD - Paula Renken , Interim Superintendent,Poth ISD; Poth ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Petersburg ISD - Drew Howard, Principal ,Peaster ISD; Search by ESC 17 and Petersburg ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Cross Roads ISD  - Richard Tedder, Interim Superintendent,Cross Roads ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO

STORMS MOVING OUT, BUT PARTS OF SE TEXAS UNDER WATER

May 2707:08 AM
 

Look at this map - Brenham estimated 18.3 inches -   HOUSTON --A heavy round of storms moved through parts of southeast Texas north of Houston on Thursday and into Friday, flooding roads and homes, and closing some school districts. But the storms appear to be moving out of our area, sparing a large portion of Houston. view article arw

Cancellations, delays due to severe weather

May 2706:46 AM
 

AUSTIN (KXAN) — So far two school districts and county offices have made changes to their schedule on Friday for students during the severe weather sweeping across Central Texas. view article arw

Bryan and College Station ISD are on regular dismissal

May 2706:12 AM
 

BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas -- In a press release from Lt. Steve Brock, both CSISD and BISD have lifted the duck and cover procedure.  Both districts are resuming normal operations.  Buses will be late.  Bryan ISD Superintendent Dr. Tommy Wallis says that if your child is at Mitchell and you have not picked them up, they have been moved to Rudder HS due to no power. view article arw

Bryan ISD Closed Today due to Weather

May 2705:59 AM
 

Superintendent Tommy Wallis- (Facebook post) BISD will be closed today due to the tornado that hit our city. We have neighborhoods destroyed and families displaced. Our rural route roads are washed out and it is projected to rain more keeping our drivers from picking up students due to bad roads.  We must put the safety of our students, staff and community at the forefront of our decisions.

Orangefield teacher and mother sues TEA over STAAR

May 2704:58 AM
 

One Orangefield High School teacher and mother is gaining notoriety across the state for being a plaintiff in a lawsuit.  Jennifer Rumsey filed the suit against the Texas Education Agency in Travis County on behalf of her daughter, Kasey Ohman, 10, for not shortening the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR test, for grades third through eighth.  view article arw

Preventive Law: Springtime Emergency Preparedness

May 1008:31 AM
 

It's springtime and it's Texas. Bonds are passing and storms are brewing. Minds are turning to the construction of new projects, but you cannot forget that you still need to protect the old ones. It’s springtime and there’s a lot to do, so let’s get started.

2016-17 SOF Template with Tax Rate calculations

May 2709:41 AM
 

Note from Woody: Posting your districts "Proposed" Budget and your districts "Adopted" Budget are still required. Please reference our templates page for "Proposed " Budget and "Adopted" Budget Templates.  view article arw

Bryan ISD reports no damage to schools; parents discouraged from picking students up early

May 2708:41 AM
 

From Yesterday!  - Bryan school officials say dismissal is under way and routes to some elementary schools have been adjusted to account for flooding and storm damage.  Students at Sam Houston Elementary and Allen Academy are currently sheltering in place because F.M. 1179 is flooded and closed, officials said. The students will remain at the schools for the time being view article arw

Texas Parent PAC has best primary election ever!

May 2708:41 AM
 

Five Texas House candidates endorsed by Texas Parent PAC won their primary election runoffs on May 24: Ernest Bailes, Scott Cosper, Justin Holland, Lynn Stucky, and Keven Ellis. Endorsed first-time or new candidates who won the primary without a runoff on March 1 were Jay Dean, Lance Gooden, Gina Hinojosa, Stan Lambert, Lina Ortega, Mary Ann Perez, and Hugh Shine. view article arw

It’s scary that many still supported Bruner for the state education board

May 2708:37 AM
 

Most of us had never heard of retired teacher Mary Lou Bruner before her bizarre and nonsensical Facebook posts thrust a usually quiet State of Board of Education race into the national spotlight.  Hopefully, now that the retired teacher has lost in a GOP runoff to Lufkin school board president Keven Ellis,  none of us will ever have to write about her running for a political race again.  It’s truly frightening that someone who believes the extremist things she does —  and had no qualms about originally posting them for all the world to see — actually led three candidates in the GOP primary before voters woke up and saw her for who she was and told her to take a seat. view article arw

Paxton Shopped Transgender Policy to Second School District

May 2708:36 AM
 

When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxtonannounced Wednesday that he had filed a lawsuit challenging federal guidelines for transgender students, he said it was to protect a Texas school district that had adopted a policy requiring students to use bathrooms according to the gender cited on their birth certificates. He didn't say his office asked the district to pass the policy.  Nor did he say what The Texas Tribune has now learned: that his staff had approached another North Texas school district about pursuing the policy — and the lawsuit — 10 days earlier.  view article arw

Paxton asked Harrold school district to challenge federal restroom policy

May 2708:36 AM
 

HARROLD - Two days after trustees of the tiny Harrold school district voted to challenge the Obama administration’s transgender restroom directive, the Harrold superintendent was standing beside Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in Austin at the announcement of a lawsuit against the federal government.  The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita Falls, the nearest one to Harrold, decries the federal government’s “massive social experiment” that “runs roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights.” view article arw

To Combat Disease, States Make it Harder to Skip Vaccines

May 2708:36 AM
 

When Jennifer Stella’s two children were babies, she made sure they got all the usual vaccines. But when one started having seizures and the other developed eczema after they’d gotten immunizations, the Vermont woman decided her kids would no longer get shots required to attend school.  Stella, a co-founder of the Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice, is among a growing number of parents who are opting out of childhood vaccinations because they’re worried about their safety. Public health experts say the movement is leading to outbreaks of nearly eradicated dangerous diseases, such as measles and whooping cough, among clusters of unvaccinated kids. view article arw

Dave McNeely: School finance issue out of courts, back in hands of legislators

May 2708:33 AM
 

The Texas approach to paying for public schools is incredibly screwed up, the Texas Supreme Court observed in a May 13 opinion. But it's constitutional, it ruled. "Our Byzantine school funding 'system' is undeniably imperfect, with immense room for improvement," wrote Justice Don L. Willett for a unanimous court.  "But it satisfies minimum constitutional requirements," the justice added. "Accordingly, we decline to usurp legislative authority by issuing reform dictates from on high, supplanting lawmakers' policy wisdom with our own." view article arw

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Celina ISD superintendent offers response on transgender issues

May 2708:31 AM
 

"Today, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division issued guidance regarding the protection of transgender students in schools under Title IX. Although the OCR guidelines are not law, OCR does have the enforcement mechanism to sanction school districts and endanger federal funding for failing to follow OCR’s interpretation of federal law. Celina ISD previously has and will continue to comply with Title IX. Celina ISD is focused on partnering with parents and the community to provide a safe learning environment for all students. Currently, Celina ISD does not have a specific policy governing transgender students, however, the district is committed to following state and federal law as well as policies adopted by the Board of Trustees.  view article arw

Legislation to make school days longer

May 2708:31 AM
 

The legislation changes how schools measure the amount of time Texas students spend in school. Whereas time requirements spent in the classroom used to measure by days, as of Aug. 22, 2016, the new time measurement will be referred to in minutes. The 180-day school year as the standard will be replaced by a 75,600-minute school year. view article arw

Texas’ Math Standards Look Suspiciously Familiar

May 2708:31 AM
 

SAN ANTONIO—Karen Demore booms. She stomps. She makes a mess. She’s one of those teachers kids can’t get enough of.  view article arw

Editorial: Texas GOP senators tell it like it is

May 2708:31 AM
 

Since the Obama administration deems it necessary to determine how and where public school students relieve themselves (or in more basic terms — go to the bathroom), it is also necessary for other elected officials and levels of government to respond. (That is if criticism of the president’s dictatorial social agenda is acceptable without the tired and predictable claims of bigotry, in this case.) view article arw

Police escort protester from heated Pearland ISD school board meeting

May 2708:30 AM
 

Pearland Police officers were called to remove a woman from a recent Pearland ISD meeting. The incident marked the climax of a meeting where opposing groups of district supporters and critics clashed over comments made by Superintendent Dr. John Kelly related to the transgender bathroom issue and same sex marriage. The comments were included in the May 17 article ”Districts unfazed by bathroom guidance” which focused on area districts and their reaction to new guidelines issued by the Obama administration mandating that transgender students be allowed to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. view article arw

GOP runoffs boost Dan Patrick and Senate conservatives, while House leaders hold firm

May 2708:30 AM
 

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick came away from the Senate contests with a more loyal and philosophically compatible GOP ally in East Texas. A departing lawmaker, Sen. Kevin Eltife of Tyler, thwarted or at least limited the scope of some Patrick initiatives last year, on immigration and tax cuts.  Meanwhile, Speaker Joe Straus and his allies battled their staunchly conservative critics to a virtual draw in Republican House primaries and runoffs

Towns in Texas, Arizona Are Battlegrounds in Bathroom Debate

May 2708:30 AM
 

An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.  Eleven states suing the Obama administration claim that a new federal directive about transgender students thrusts "seismic changes" upon 100,000 schools nationwide. But only two districts joined the lawsuit — Harrold, a Texas farming town with 100 students and a 2016 graduating class of four, and the Heber-Overgaard Unified School District northeast of Phoenix, a conservative region where summer homes are popular. view article arw

Briles Fired, Starr Reassigned in Baylor Shakeup

May 2708:30 AM
 

Apologizing to “Baylor Nation” for the university’s handling of accusations of sexual assault on campus, the Baylor University Board of Regents on Thursdayfired football coach Art Briles and removed Ken Starr from his post as president. Starr will continue to serve as the university's chancellor and as a law professor. Briles is suspended with intent to terminate.    view article arw

Keven Ellis Defeats Mary Lou Bruner in State Board of Education Race

May 2708:30 AM
 

In a stunning comeback, State Board of Education hopeful Keven Ellis won Tuesday's District 9 Republican primary runoff over Mary Lou Bruner, who drew national attention for social media posts touting far-right conspiracy theories and other fringe views.  The East Texas Tea Party activist and former schoolteacher had been favored to succeed in the race after nearly winning the March 1 primary outright and accumulating heavy support from influential conservative groups that typically hold big sway in low-turnout runoff elections. But Ellis, a Lufkin chiropractor who presides over the local school board, maintained a double-digit lead over Bruner throughout Tuesday night, and that lead widened as vote returns rolled in. He ended the night about 18 points ahead of Bruner. view article arw

As retirement nears O’Dell reflects on education, career with Celina ISD

May 2708:29 AM
 

O’Dell had served as Celina ISD’s superintendent since 2012 before stepping down in January, and has spent the ensuing months in the role of assistant superintendent under current Superintendent Rick DeMasters.  The district is growing and changing, and O’Dell said he is confident that the decision to close the book on his career now is the right one. view article arw

Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees Name Two New Principals and Approve Salary Increases

May 2708:28 AM
 

Angelica Roman will become the new principal for Estacado High School (pictured, left). She replaces Jimmy Moore, who will leave Lubbock ISD to become the president of the Children’s Home of Lubbock.  According to Lubbock ISD, Roman has served as an assistant & associate principal at Estacado High School for the past five years. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University plus two master’s degrees, one in educational leadership and one in special education. Lubbock ISD Superintendent Dr. Berhl Robertson, Jr., said “Angelica is strong academically and tough. She had great mentors in Sam Ayers and Jimmy Moore. She’s been a great associate and proven herself ready to be the principal. Estacado will continue to move forward.” view article arw

Texas system for reporting teacher sex allegations broken

May 2708:26 AM
 

They’re supposed to be role models you trust your child with every day. view article arw

New path ahead: Longtime Mesquite ISD assistant superintendent calls it a career

May 2708:25 AM
 

Assistant superintendent Michael Coffey will retire after 44 years with the school district. view article arw

At $30 million, natatorium is Garland ISD’s twist on athletic facilities arms race

May 2708:25 AM
 

While school districts to the north pursue a football stadium arms race, Garland ISD is pushing regal standards for its swimmers. view article arw

Abilene ISD hosts ceremony for GED program graduates

May 2708:14 AM
 

A class of Abilene residents earned recognition for completing the GED program Thursday. view article arw

GIRL FALLS ASLEEP ON SCHOOL BUS, WAKES UP LOCKED INSIDE

May 2708:09 AM
 

A 12-year-old girl says she was locked on a school bus and left alone after falling asleep on the way home from school. "I was really scared and I didn't really know what to do," said Lindy Molinar. She woke up at Alvin ISD's transportation center. Her phone was broken so she couldn't just call for help. She panicked and says she started yelling and banging on the door for help. view article arw

Kaufman ISD students explore the world with Google’s virtual reality Expeditions Pioneer Program

May 2708:07 AM
 

If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, just ask Nash Intermediate and J. W. Monday Primary students how many words a Google Expeditions virtual reality field trip is worth. Students and staff at both schools recently participated in Google’s 2015 - 2016 Expeditions Pioneer Program, where Google Expedition Leaders brought the world to KISD students through the use of a teacher operated app, virtual reality (VR) viewers, and software created for teachers by teachers. Teachers lead and immersed with their students in select Expeditions. According to Google, “Expeditions are collections of virtual reality panoramas, 360 degree photo spheres, 3D images and video, and ambient sounds--annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools.” - See more at: http://inforney.com/education/item/4460-kaufman-isd-students-explore-the-world-with-google-s-virtual-reality-expeditions-pioneer-program#sthash.gBDm6Sv0.dpuf view article arw

Hate the STAAR test? Opting out is possible, but not easy

May 2708:06 AM
 

There aren't many championing the STAAR test these days. The increasingly unpopular assessment has continued to take its lumps this spring, with test flaws, computer glitches and delivery hiccups angering parents and administrators around the state. One factor has managed to hold constant, though, even through all the foibles: Texas students keep on taking the test. view article arw

Port Arthur ISD approves $335,000 toward scoreboard

May 2707:58 AM
 

A football scoreboard upgrade in Port Arthur is coming at a cost of $335,000. It was approved Thursday night by the Port Arthur ISD Board of Trustees. view article arw

Dallas ISD board gets two new members, president

May 2707:57 AM
 

Dallas ISD trustee Lew Blackburn was elected board president Thursday after he and two new members were sworn in following their wins in the May 7 election. view article arw