The Socorro Independent School District is a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education District Award for the second year in a row. It is the only school district from West Texas to be named a finalist in the awards program that was opened last year to school districts across Texas outside of H-E-B markets, according to a release from the school district. view article arw

Following the announcement this morning that H-E-B CEO Charles Butt will invest $100 million into the creation of a leadership institute to foster the advancement of Texas public school education, Austin ISD Superintendent Paul Cruz voiced his support for the program, calling it an “exciting opportunity” to improve learning environments for students. view article arw

Program’s mission is to impact the quality of public education available to Texas students through transformational leadership development read more arw

Charles Butt, CEO of Texas' HEB Grocery Co., is making a $100 investment in the future of Texas education. view article arw

Two area school districts and an early childhood program are finalists in H-E-B’s annual Excellence in Education awards, the biggest awards ceremony for education in Texas. view article arw

Of the 171 days on the school year calendar, there’s nothing quite like Grant Announcement Day in Caddo Mills. view article arw

A few players from the Texas Rangers baseball team visited Blooming Grove ISD Thursday to help present a $10,000 grant that will go towards new score boards for the high school and local community. view article arw

Some exciting education programs got a big boost in the community, thanks to the efforts of the Spring ISD Education Foundation's Grant Express. About 20 foundation members handed out checks to teachers at four Spring schools, funding four innovative learning programs that had been proposed earlier in the year. The foundation has been working to enhance education in the Spring community for over two decades. The group hosts an annual golf tournament in the fall to raise money and distributes the monies raised for teacher grant requests through the Grant Express, as well as funding scholarships for graduating seniors. view article arw

Some exciting education programs got a big boost in the community, thanks to the efforts of the Spring ISD Education Foundation's Grant Express. About 20 foundation members handed out checks to teachers at four Spring schools, funding four innovative learning programs that had been proposed earlier in the year. view article arw

Christmas came early for two dozen Keller district educators at 16 campuses who received grants from the Keller ISD Education Foundation. The foundation officers, along with district officials, visited schools Dec. 9 and 12 to hand out giant checks totaling almost $49,000 and let teachers and librarians know they had won. Projects ranged from robotics and virtual reality devices to musical gadgets and traveling museums. “They really are like Santa Claus for us,” said Cheri Baxter, art teacher at Sunset Valley Elementary School. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/keller-citizen/article123395679.html#storylink=cpy view article arw

Exxon Corporation has donated three Educational Alliance grants at $500 apiece recently to two campuses in Marshall ISD - David Crockett Elementary and J.H. Moore Elementary. view article arw

In a show of early holiday gift giving and generous community support, an excited group of local leaders showered teachers recently with surprise presents for classroom learning. view article arw

Early Tuesday morning, members of the Sulphur Springs ISD Education Foundation loaded up on a bright yellow school bus with one goal in mind — distribute more than $20,000 for education programs. view article arw

In an effort to improve literacy among fifth- through eighth-grade students in the areas of science, technology and mathematics, the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M will make use of a new $12 million grant to conduct research directly at the source -- in the classrooms of Texas middle schools. view article arw

Patton Springs ISD has received a $1,551.63 grant from the Community Foundation of West Texas to fund school health equipment. The Community Foundation of West Texas grant will be used to provide medical screening and monitoring to our students and staff. view article arw

Reprising the Surprise Patrol, Weatherford ISD Education Foundation board members and donors visited classrooms at the end of May to award 26 grants totaling over $89,000 to more than 100 teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. At the end of the day, the Foundation celebrated reaching the foundation's $1 million milestone in funding innovative grants that directly impact Weatherford ISD classrooms, teachers, and students. view article arw

With the Christmas season just around the corner, schedules can get busy and time is of the essence. The Hallsville ISD Education Foundation is again looking to help out Christmas shoppers with their gift wrapping needs while also raising a little money for a good cause view article arw

The beat from the New Caney and Porter High School drum lines shook the hallways of Kings Manor Elementary School as they led a lively procession of New Caney ISD Foundation supporters, cheering, flourishing pom-poms and waving signs in the air past classrooms of excited children Wednesday, Nov. 9. view article arw

These past few months have been full of excitement at IDEA Public Schools. From the first day of school, to college matriculation, and more; IDEA is immensely proud of the success its students are achieving every day. view article arw

The Frisco Education Foundation recently awarded over $103,000 in grants to Frisco ISD teachers and faculty. Teachers use the grant money for new programs, equipment and other innovative measures in the classroom. As part of its annual Grants for Great Ideas, the FEF accepts applications from district staff desiring additional funding needed to implement unique ideas on campus. A committee reviews the applications anonymously. blind to the applicant and the school. view article arw

Dozens of teachers within San Angelo Independent School District were awarded grants Monday at the LeGrand Alumni and Visitor Center. view article arw

A group of adults on Thursday took advantage of their annual opportunity to disrupt classes with noisemakers and cow bells. view article arw

More than a dozen teachers at Van ISD have received funding for innovative class room projects. The Van ISD Education Foundation surprised 18 teachers with over $10,600 to fund eleven grants on three different Van ISD campuses on Monday. The foundation awards grants annually each fall. view article arw

The Round Rock school district awarded $1.9 million in grants to 34 campuses to help foster innovation in schools through programs, models or initiatives that enrich learning. The grants range from $7,500 to $100,000 and support the district’s strategic goal of implementing, enhancing and reinforcing innovative teachings and learning models, according to a district news release. view article arw

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN)announced today that its 2015 corporate and foundation giving to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education totals almost $6 million. Focused on collaborative strategies to improve student success and teaching effectiveness in STEM education, TI and the Texas Instruments Foundation designate "Power of STEM Education" grants to a variety of nonprofit partners and educators in targeted communities where the company has a major design or manufacturing presence. Special emphasis is given to programs that reach female and minority students who are underrepresented in science and engineering careers today. view article arw

A local school that has been underperforming for years, is shaking things up for the new school year with the help of a $4.8 million grant. Indian Spring Middle School is under a state mandate to turn things around and their principal is hoping this multi-million dollar grant will help them do just that. view article arw