Updated with memo and additional attachments js - Thomas Ratliff, speaking on behalf of himself, discussed parental choice and school choice at the Texas House Committee on Public Education Interim Hearing. Mr. Ratliff gives you an honest primer on this hot topic. Texas Public Schools are the crown jewels of our state. We must dedicate ourselves to the equitably and adequately funding the education of the 5.5 million children in Texas Public Schools which is not happening today. read more arw

Congratulations to the following New Supers

Jay Ratcliff, Superintendent, Martinsville ISD, has been named New Super of Big Sandy ISD.

Brian Morris, Asst. Superintendent, Hallsville ISD, has been named New Super of Columbus ISD.

Troy Roberts, Superintendent, Tom Bean ISD, has been named New Super of Huckabay ISD.

Fernando Castillo, Deputy/Acting Superintendent, Donna ISD, has been named New Super of Donna ISD.

Steve Wolf, Principal, Motley County ISD, has been named New Super of Lazbuddie ISD.


31 Superintendent Vacancies Click to expand

Vacant Jasper ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO

Martinsville ISD

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Vacant Premont ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Cuero ISD; Cuero ISD Board of Trustees  InfoINFO
Vacant Roosevelt ISD; Search by Roosevelt ISD Board & Jimmy Parker InfoINFO
Vacant Westwood ISD; Search by John Hardy of Hardy, Cook & Hardy InfoINFO
Vacant Water Valley ISD
 ; Search by the Water Valley ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Jim Hogg County ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
Vacant Rogers ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Navasota ISD;  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Tom Bean ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Weslaco ISD; Search by Ivan F. Pérez, at Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano L.L.P  InfoINFO
Vacant Allen ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLPINFO
Vacant Rochelle ISD; Search by ESC Region 15  InfoINFO
Vacant Edgewood ISD (Bexar County);  Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Sweeny ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Kerrville ISD; Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Vernon ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
Vacant Zapata County ISD; Search by J. Cruz & Associates InfoINFO
Vacant Stanton ISD ; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Clyde ISD; Search by CCR Educational Consultants InfoINFO
Vacant Splendora ISD; Search by Splendora ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Pineywoods Community Academy Charter School ; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
Vacant Fairfield ISD; Search by the Fairfield ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
Vacant Mexia ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Booker ISD; Walter W. Cox and Booker ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Vacant Tatum ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist Frankston ISD - John Allen , Deputy Director,Kipp Academy; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Pleasant Grove ISD - Dr. Jason Smith, Former Superintendent,Melissa ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Hereford ISD - Sheri Blankenship, Asst. Superintendent,Hereford ISD; Search by Region 16 ESC InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Caldwell ISD - Andrew Peters, Superintendent,Marfa ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Lone Finalist West Oso ISD - Conrado Garcia, Interim Superintendent,West Oso ISD; Search by West Oso ISD  Board INFO
New Super Blue Ridge ISD - John Wink, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction,Tatum ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Wall ISD  - Russell Dacy, Wall High School Principal,Wall ISD; Search byv Wall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Chester ISD - Cory Hines, Principal,Martins Mill ISD; Search by the Chester ISD Board of Trustees Info 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
New Super Anderson-Shiro CISD - Scott Beene, Superintendent,Big Sandy ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super North Hopkins ISD - Darin Jolly; Search by TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Wellman-Union CISD - Aaron Waldrip, Principal,Brownfield Middle School ; Search by the Wellman - Union Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super McLean ISD - Oscar Muniz, High School Principal ,Coolidge ISD; Search by McLean ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Pettus ISD - Jaime Velasco, Superintendent,Italy ISD; Search by School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
New Super Mineral Wells ISD  - John Kuhn, Superintendent,Perrin-Whitt CISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
New Super Aubrey ISD - David Belding, Superintendent,Millsap ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C. InfoINFO
New Super Beeville ISD - Dr. Marc A. Puig; Search by Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle P.C. with Educational Consultant Gary Patterson. INFO
New Super Santa Gertrudis ISD - Dr, Corey Seymour, Lead Secondary High School Principal ,Cedar Hill ISD; Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C.and  Dr. Ann Dixon, Search ConsultantINFO
New Super Moody ISD - Gary Martel, Superintendent,Diboll ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Webb CISD - Heriberto D. Gonzalez; Search by J. Cruz & Associates, LLC Info RequirementsINFO
New Super Manor ISD - Dr. Royce Avery, Area Superintendent,El Paso ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Marshall ISD - Dr. Jerry Gibson, Superintendent,Coldspring ISD; Search by the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Katy ISD - Dr. Lance Hindt, Superintendent,Allen ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
New Super Grand Saline ISD - Micah Lewis, Superintendent,Frankston ISD; Search by Grand Saline ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Columbus ISD - Brian Morris, Assistant Superintendent,Hallsville iSD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Big Sandy ISD (ESC 7) - Jay Ratcliff, Superintendent,Martinsville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Huckabay ISD - Troy Roberts, Superintendent,Tom Bean ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Galveston ISD - Kelli Moulton, Superintendent,Hereford ISD; Search by:  TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Chico ISD - Don Elsom , Superintendent,Latexo ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Natalia ISD - Dr. Freeman Hensley Cone, Executive Director of Secondary Education/Co-Interim Asst. San Marcos CISD; Search by the Natalia ISD Board of Trustees  - no longer accepting applicationsINFO
New Super Coupland ISD - Tammy Brinkman, Director of Curriculum & Instruction,Iola ISD; Search by Leasor Crass, P.C.  InfoINFO
New Super Yorktown ISD - Chad Gee , Assistant Superintendent,Comanche ISD; Search by: School Leadership Solutions, LLC InfoINFO
New Super Runge ISD - Dr. James Bakewell (Bake) Barron, Dr. James Bakewell (Bake) Barron Director of Student Services,Livingston ISD; Search by Walsh Anderson Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C - No longer accepting applicationsINFO
New Super Lazbuddie ISD - Steve Wolf, Principal ,Motley County ISD; Search by Dr. Gary Bigham Info AnnouncementINFO
New Super Donna ISD - Fernando Castillo, Deputy and Acting Superintendent,Donna ISD; Search by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle P.C. INFO
New Super McAllen ISD - J.A. Gonzalez, Interim Superintendent,McAllen ISD; Search by JG ConsultingINFO
New Super Region 15 ESC Executive Director - Casey Callahan, Superintendent,Llano ISD; Search by ESC 15 Board of Directors InfoINFO
New Super Lampasas ISD 
  - Chane Rascoe, Superintendent,Moody ISD; Search by Horn, Smith, Wood & Preston, LLPINFO
New Super Hale Center ISD - Steven Plyburn, Superintendent,Crowell ISD; Search by ESC 17INFO
New Super Rule ISD - Rick Moeller, Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD ; Search by the Rule ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Klein ISD - Dr. Bret Champion, Superintendent,Leander ISD; Search by Thompson and Horton LLPINFO
New Super Brooks County ISD  - Dr. Maria Casas, Former Superintendent,Mathis ISD; Search by Fountainhead Education InfoINFO
New Super Mason ISD - John Schumacher; Search by Education Solution Services INFO
New Super Scurry-Rosser ISD - James Sanders, Assistant Superintendent,Ennis ISD; Search by Scurry-Rosser ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
New Super Brownsboro ISD - Tommy Hunter , Superintendent,S&S CISD; Search by School Executive Consulting, Inc. InfoINFO
New Super Rockwall ISD - Dr. John (J.J.) E. Villarreal, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services,Carroll ISD; Horn, Smith, Wood & PrestonINFO
New Super Highland Park ISD (Amarillo)  - Jimmy Hannon, Superintendent,Water Valley ISD; Search by Potter County Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Bartlett ISD - Travis W. Edwards, Field Agent,ESC 14; Search by the Bartlett ISD Board of Trustees Info INFO
New Super Crowell ISD - Pam Norwood, Director of Special Programs,Chapel Hill ISD, Mount Pleasant, TX ; Search by ESC 9 & Darren Francis - No longer taking applicationsINFO
New Super Leander ISD - Dr. Dan Troxell, Superintendent,Kerrville ISD; Search by Thompson & Horton, LLP INFO
New Super Buckholts ISD - Nancy Sandlin , Principal,Edna ISD; Search by Education Solutions and Services InfoINFO
New Super Paint Creek ISD  - Cheryl Floyd, Interim Superintendent,Paint Creek ISD; Search by TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Perrin Whitt CISD - Cliff Gilmore, Superintendent,Aspermont ISD; Search by ESC 9 InfoINFO

Petersburg, Cotton Center schools holding tax votes

October 2006:09 AM

Two area school districts, Petersburg ISD and Cotton Center ISD, will be asking their voters to endorse property tax increases which are above their respective roll-back rates. In both cases, approval would mean that the actual tax rate will remain the same as the current tax year.   Both elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, to coincide with the General Election.  Voters in Petersburg ISD will have the issue included in their General Election ballots, while those in Cotton Center ISD will have to mark a separate ballot.  Voters in Plainview ISD approved their own TRE on Oct. 6 by almost a 2-to-1 margin. Less than a week later, on Oct. 11, voters in Hale Center ISD endorsed its TRE by an even larger margin.  According to Texas ISD.org,com about 50 school districts across the state are asking voters to approve tax rates that are high enough to trigger TREs. Already, TRE votes have been held in 37 districts with only four being rejected – Frisco ISD, Martin ISD, Yantis ISD and Midland ISD. view article  arw


October 1908:43 AM

While we provide sample Evaluation Criteria, we prefer not to use them because the weighting is subjective. A project manager client was sued because a contractor alleged that insufficient weight was given in the evaluation criteria to the contractor’s financial statement.  However, because of the demand by purchasing departments, we have created an Evaluation Criteria specifically addressing the considerations enumerated in 44.031(b). Risk Management FAQs - Evaluation Criteria view article  arw

Texas House digging in heels for school voucher fight

October 1805:56 AM

A bipartisan group of state representatives hammered private school choice proponents at a heated legislative hearing on Monday, signaling an enduring uphill battle in the Texas House for proposals that would use taxpayer dollars to help parents send their kids to private or parochial schools, or educate them at home. Rural Republicans and Democrats in the lower chamber have long blocked such programs — often referred to in sweeping terms as “private school vouchers,” although there are variations. Passing one has emerged as a top priority in the Texas Senate for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who unsuccessfully pushed a private school choice program when he was a Republican state senator from Houston and chairman of the Senate Education Committee. view article  arw

Killeen:  KISD grapples with law permitting cameras

October 1706:00 AM

Latest on cameras:  Amid confusion surrounding Senate Bill 507, Killeen Independent School District decided last week to table the discussion of how to handle the initial six monitor requests. The bill that went into effect in August says parents of special education students can request video/audio monitoring to be installed if the student attends a self-contained class for more than 50 percent of the school day.  In recent weeks, there have been multiple concerns from all parties involved that include: view article  arw

Preventive Law: Attorney General Opinion Regarding Video Surveillance of Special Education Settings Conflicts with Commissioner’s Rules

October 0308:31 AM

Under Senate Bill (SB) 507, which was codified as § 29.022 of the Texas Education Code, upon the request of a parent, trustee, or staff member, a district must install one or more video cameras in each self-contained classroom or other special education setting in which a majority of the students in regular attendance are: (1) provided special education and related services; and (2) assigned to a self-contained classroom or other special education setting for at least 50 percent of the instructional day.

November 2016 Bond List

September 0708:41 AM

Bond Election Data collected by TexasISD.com for public school bonds in the upcoming November 2016 election cycle.

2016 Tax Ratification Elections/Results

August 2109:00 AM

Election information related to all Tax Ratification Elections in 2016

Brookesmith ISD Discusses Future of District

October 2008:40 AM

BROWN COUNTY, Texas - Brookesmith Independent School District is now looking in to different options for their future with ongoing financial struggles. According to BrownwoodNews.com, Brookesmith ISD board members and the superintendent announced that the district is in a dire situation, and held a question and answer session Wednesday night. BrownwoodNews also states that no decision was made regarding the future of the district at this meeting, district officials and the public discussed options and concerns. Board President Terry Been stated finances as the main issue for the district. Explaining that the board cut this year's budge by $400,000 to make up for lost funding. Superintendent Guy Birdwell spoke on the district consulting with Region 15 school finance expert Dr. Doug Carr and the Texas Education Agency.  According to Birdwell, both consultants recommended Brookesmith consider consolidation. view article  arw

Brookesmith ISD Continues Struggle to Keep School Open

October 2008:40 AM

Brookesmith Independent School District is weighing options for their future with ongoing financial struggles because of school enrollment and declining state and federal funding.  Brookesmith ISD board members and Superintendent Guy L. Birdwell announced that the district is in a very dire situation and held a question and answer session with the public Wednesday night, addressing questions from taxpayers and parents.  Although no decision was made regarding the future of the district at this meeting, district officials and the public discussed options and concerns. view article  arw

Texas dismisses Turkeys claims against Houston-based charter school

October 2008:40 AM

Texas education officials have rejected allegations of financial malfeasance and other misconduct raised by the Turkish government against Houston-based Harmony Public Schools, the nation's second-largest charter network. The Texas Education Agency dismissed a complaint filed in May by lawyers working for the Republic of Turkey in May and notified the lawyers that the complaint "does not warrant a TEA investigation," according to a letter sent by the agency on Friday. view article  arw

TEA calls for training for Waco ISD trustees

October 2008:39 AM

The Texas Education Agency is requiring Waco Independent School District trustees to participate in a training session before officials are willing to reconsider turnaround plans they declined to approve for three of the district’s struggling campuses.  In a letter sent to the school district Oct. 10, A.J. Crabill, the TEA’s deputy commissioner of governance, wrote he has several concerns that prevent the state from approving the district’s proposed turnaround plans for Brook Avenue Elementary School, Alta Vista Elementary School and G.W. Carver Middle School. The campuses have had failing academic performance ratings for multiple years, and district officials were required to develop turnaround plans in 2015 to be implemented during the 2016-17 school year, according to the letter. view article  arw

UIL proposes pitch count

October 2008:39 AM

AUSTIN -The University Interscholastic League Legislative Council approved a proposal to establish a pitch count limitation in baseball.  High school pitchers will be limited to no more than 110 pitches per day, junior high pitchers will be limited to no more than 85 pitches per day. Days of rest between participation will be required based on the number of pitches thrown.  If approved by the Commissioner of Education, this rule change will be effective immediately. view article  arw

Texas Education Agency raises expectations for Tyler ISD’s board

October 2008:38 AM

The Texas Education Agency is taking new steps to ensure Tyler ISD and some other districts meet the agency’s “accountability ratings” standards. The TEA sent out letters to 11 districts, including Tyler ISD, telling districts it may not approve their improvement plans unless school board members get more involved in the process. view article  arw

How can schools hold onto good principals? George W. Bush weighs in

October 2008:37 AM

FORT WORTH — Principal turnover is higher than ever in U.S. schools, and former President George W. Bush hopes his Bush Institute can help find solutions. Bush and his wife, Laura, a former schoolteacher and librarian, joined educators, community leaders and researchers at Edward J. Briscoe Elementary School in Fort Worth on Wednesday to talk about how to produce, recruit and retain effective school leaders. “Deep in my soul is the belief that every child can learn, and it is incumbent on us to set high standards,” the former president said. “Reading is a new civil right.”   Each year, as many as 22 percent of current principals retire or leave their schools or the profession. (paywall) view article  arw

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UIL approves pitch-count limits for Texas high school pitchers

October 2008:35 AM

Starting in the spring of 2017, UIL baseball teams will have a pitch-count limitation. view article  arw

Ector County I.S.D. unanimously approves using tax notes to cover operating costs

October 2008:35 AM

A unanimous decision Tuesday night at the Ector County School Board meeting. Trustees voted to approve using tax notes to help cover operating costs in the coming months. District leaders are worried money from property taxes and state funding may not get to them in time. This plus having $15 million less in the budget puts E.C.I.S.D. in a tight spot. view article  arw

When grandparents step in, state often doesn’t help

October 2008:32 AM

SAN ANTONIO — Mercedes Bristol isn’t afraid to say she thought long and hard about taking in her five grandchildren.  She was entering her final decade of work, looking toward retirement when her son and daughter started neglecting their own children. One was dealing with addiction, the other lost a job and could not provide. After multiple Child Protective Service interventions, Bristol decided to take them in, though her money was limited and house too small for five kids ranging from 5 to 14 years. view article  arw

ROY KENT: Education is a growing hot topic in Texas

October 2008:32 AM

On Monday, President Barack Obama announced that the high school graduation rate in the country set a new record – for the fifth year in a row. view article  arw

Educators Went To Jail For Cheating. What Happened To The Students?

October 2008:31 AM

Cameron Smith was a fifth-grader with straight A's when her school, Fickett Elementary, was caught up in a national cheating scandal. view article  arw

Child care programs for the working poor fall short

October 2008:31 AM

Subsidized child care in Texas — which provides more than $500 million annually in state-funded assistance to low-income working families — is falling short, an advocacy group says.  The problems are mainly due to a lack of coordination between agencies and not enough transparency when it comes to data and how the money is being used, according to a year-long study released Wednesday by Children at Risk, a Houston-based research and advocacy organization whose officials stopped in San Antonio as part of a nine-city tour to discuss the findings. view article  arw

Students sad after classes resume at schools where 4 shot

October 2008:30 AM

Students at two San Francisco schools where classmates were shot the previous day walked arm-in-arm as they exited classes and called for an end to violence. view article  arw

Katy ISD monitors data breach at third-party vendor

October 2008:30 AM

The district said SunGard K-12, a third-party student and employee data management vendor, informed Katy ISD about a possible data breach connected to a software installation company. The software sent other school districts unauthorized data without the district's knowledge.  view article  arw

Still little reporting for sports injuries as football player is hurt

October 2008:30 AM

 A 14 year old is recovering Monday night after he was injured during football practice. Eanes ISD tells us the West Ride Middle School student was conscious when STAR flight transported him. view article  arw

Career Point College students protest after school closes

October 2008:30 AM

 Career Point College students and staff took to the steps of the school to protest the college and what they say is its lack of communication after it permanently closed its doors earlier this week. view article  arw

UIL giving schools vote on football split, scheduling parameters

October 2008:30 AM

The ballots are being put together, and the time to vote is approaching. When the results are tallied, the course of the future will be determined. view article  arw

Have a cup of coffee with the CCISD Superintendent

October 2008:29 AM

If you haven't had your cup of joe yet, how about having it with the CCISD Superintendent.  view article  arw

Bryan ISD releases interim superintendent agreement details

October 2008:29 AM

The Bryan School District has released details of the interim superintendent agreement made with Timothy Rocka, who stepped in after former superintendent Tommy Wallis left the district. view article  arw

Three resign, 7 new staff members hired

October 2008:25 AM

Ten personnel changes were approved at Monday night’s regular October meeting of Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board of Trustees. A board representative for the Head Start Policy Council was also selected and a district records management officer named. view article  arw

Lufkin:  Teacher charged with improper student relations

October 2008:25 AM

A former Lufkin ISD teacher turned herself in to the Angelina County Jail Wednesday after she was issued a warrant for a felony charge of improper relationship between educator and student. Former cheer coach and social studies instructor Mary Ainsley Thigpen, 29, immediately posted a $10,000 bond, according to the jail.  Sheila Adams, executive director of communications and public relations for the district, said in a press release that the district’s police department immediately began an investigation after receiving information about the relationship. view article  arw

Port Aransas: School bond eyed by PAISD trustees

October 2008:25 AM

A bond issue to finance improvements to Port Aransas schools is being considered. “The (Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees) will likely move forward in that direction next spring,” said Superintendent Sharon McKinney. view article  arw

Frisco ISD trustees unanimously agree to keep 4 new schools closed for a year to save money

October 2008:25 AM

The opening of four new schools under construction in Frisco ISD will be delayed for one year as a temporary measure to help the district save money. School trustees were unanimous Monday in four separate votes to follow the staff recommendation to delay the openings. view article  arw

Coppell ISD becomes first district to use IBM, Apple format

October 2008:20 AM

Teachers at Coppell Independent School District have become the first to use a new IBM and Apple technology platform built to aid personalized learning. IBM Watson Element for Educators pairs IBM analytics and data tools such as cognitive computing with Apple design. It integrates student grades, interests, participation, and trends to help educators determine how a student learns best, the company says. view article  arw

Teen arrested for assault on Bridge City ISD Police chief, other officer

October 2008:18 AM

A teen attempting to enroll into the Bridge City Independent School District's alternative program has been arrested after allegedly assaulting the Bridge City I.S.D. Police chief and another officer Wednesday morning. The 15 year-old boy became combative on campus after Bridge City ISD officials told him he could not enroll without a parent or guardian and paperwork from his prior school district according to a release from Bridge City ISD superintendent Todd Lintzen. view article  arw

Northside ISD changes student mock presidential elections process

October 2008:17 AM

Changes are in the air for students at Northside ISD's 71 elementary schools. "They are going to be voting, but they won't be voting for a president," said Barbara Parisher, an instructional specialist for elementary social studies. Parisher said her district typically engages all students in mock elections, but not this year. "This year, we have decided to only do mock elections for fifth grade," Parisher said. view article  arw