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Galveston: GISD gets $4M grant for courses centered on jobs
Galveston Independent School District has been awarded a $4 million grant to better prepare high school students for college and the workforce. The U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education created the Youth CareerConnect grant to provide funding for high schools to implement a career-based curriculum to train students for the competitive job market awaiting them after graduation. It focuses prominently on high-demand careers with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). View Article ]   Apr 15, 2014, 08:10

Coldspring donates $250 to COCISD Education Foundation
As a new school year draws to a close, the City of Coldspring has made a donation to the Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD Education Foundation to support the school’s funding for the upcoming academic banquet. The Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD Education Foundation strives to enrich teaching opportunities and to inspire and promote learning among the students in the school district. As students start to move away from school and into college, the Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD Education Foundation seeks to honor the top 10 seniors with the academic banquet. View Article ]   Apr 15, 2014, 07:45

Colorado ISD awarded millions to spend on career readiness academy
The district was awarded a grant from the federal government for about $3.5 million over the next four years. That money will be used to create the academy among other things. View Article ]   Apr 14, 2014, 07:46

Round Rock ISD campuses to expand gardens with grant assistance
Round Rock ISD's Opportunity Center and Wells Branch Elementary School received a $2,000 grant from a Whole Foods foundation to expand their gardens, the district announced April 7. View Article ]   Apr 10, 2014, 08:10

Nolan Ryan Junior High teacher named finalist for 2014 H-E-B Excellence in Education Rising Star Award
On Friday, April 4 Jennifer Gallagher, Nolan Ryan Junior High teacher, was named a finalist for the 2014 H-E-B Excellence in Education Rising Star Award. She is one of six teachers in Texas to receive an Excellence in Education award. H-E-B officials surprised Gallagher with a visit to her classroom that included cake, balloons, flowers and a $1,000 check for her personal use, along with a $1,000 check for her campus to use for the students. View Article ]   Apr 7, 2014, 08:15

Friendswood ISD Education Foundation gives $161K in grants
A new record in giving has been set once again by the Friendswood ISD Education Foundation. The group gave FISD teachers and campuses $161,217 in grants March 28 when the SurPrize Patrol hit all five campuses in the district. View Article ]   Apr 7, 2014, 07:45

Richmond teacher named finalist in HEB's 2014 Excellence in Education Awards
Velasquez Elementary teacher Pamela Berdou never imagined she’d be sobbing in front of her fifth grade class Friday — then again, it’s not everyday somebody interrupts Berdou’s class with an oversized check bearing her name. View Article ]   Apr 7, 2014, 07:38

North Forest HS wins $12.7K athletics grant
The school submitted a statement, photos, and videos to let the 2013 Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program know about their needs. The school said it had flooring that was cracked and corroded, preventing core training and sitting exercises, and cracked asphalt that made running challenging. Many of the machines and weights were rusted, and the weight benches had torn leather and holes. The school said it was lacking mirrors and cardiovascular and aerobic machines. View Article ]   Apr 4, 2014, 08:15

Pottsboro ISD Education Foundation raises thousands of dollars
Concern for funding in Texoma schools isn't a new topic. But how one district handled the issue is. One year ago, in a Pottsboro ISD conference room A group of educators, parents, and community members came together. View Article ]   Apr 4, 2014, 08:15

H-E-B surprises local teachers
Some local teachers got a little extra recognition in their classrooms Monday. H-E-B made surprise visits to five schools in Austin, Buda, Manor and San Marcos. It was to announce the finalists for the 2014 H-E-B excellence in education awards, complete with balloons, flowers, cake, and some hefty cash prizes.
Six teachers and two principals will receive $1,000 checks for themselves.
  Apr 1, 2014, 07:30

Pottsboro Education Foundation surpasses goals in first fundraiser
Following its first fundraising campaign, the Pottsboro Education Foundation announced that it exceeded its goal, raising $137,000 to benefit Pottsboro schools. View Article ]   Apr 1, 2014, 07:30


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