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The West Ridge Middle School booster club presented a $36,500 donation to Eanes ISD during a Sept. 24 meeting. view article arw

As Cooper High School Principal Lyndsey Williamson opened the door to Esmeralda Conover's classroom Tuesday morning, the anticipation built. Conover was the school's first of seven teachers selected by the Abilene Education Foundation to receive grants this year through the foundation's STAR Teacher program. Several members of the AEF staff waited for Williamson, armed with noisemakers, balloons and — most importantly — the $654 that Conover had requested. view article arw

Six Cooper employees were among a record number of Abilene ISD teachers who won STAR Teacher grants from the Abilene Education Foundation this week view article arw

Guan Saw a researcher at UTSA, an urban serving university, is contributing to the advancement of knowledge for improving Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and workforce preparation, especially among historically underserved and underrepresented students. view article arw

WOCCISD Education Foundation President Krispen Walker said, “On August 20, 2019, the WOCCISD Education Foundation was honored to present 10 grant awards totaling just over $24,000 to the worthy educators in our district.  view article arw

For the first time in a very long time, Electra High School leaders are purchasing new equipment for their science department after being awarded a $30,000 grant. Since 2010 the Arconic Foundation has given more than $1.5 million in grants and company officials said it plans to continue this tradition of giving. “I try to do quite a bit of lab but we didn’t have the supplies for it so that’s why I applied for this grant,” Electra High School Teacher Kayla Elam said. view article arw

The Westlake High School Parent Teacher Organization donated $57,531.23 to Eanes ISD for the construction of an outdoor classroom at Westlake High School. The board of trustees voted to accept the donation during a special board meeting Sept. 9. view article arw

Two of Mesquite ISD’s high schools recently received a grant after meeting specific criteria for Carter BloodCare’s Great Grants Program. The grant checks are presented to each school administration individually at the start of the school year. West Mesquite High School received $1,500 and John Horn High received $2,500. view article arw

The Texas Oil & Gas Association released the following column as a part of TXOGA’s year-long celebration of its centennial anniversary. All across Texas, students, their parents, teachers and school administrators are getting back into the swing of things as this new school year has started. While curriculum, classroom materials and technology have changed over the decades, one thing has remained constant – the meaningful impact the Texas oil and natural gas industry has had in the success of our state’s education system. view article arw

Shallowater ISD will be enhancing their STEM curriculum after the district was awarded a $25,000 grant by America's Farmers Grow Rural Education. America's Farmers Grow Rural Education partnered with local farmers at the start of 2019 to nominate rural school with the main purpose being to expand their science, technology, engineering and math programs. According to the organization, Shallowater ISD will be using the Grow Rural Education grant to create a course into Plant Science and floral design. view article arw

There will be an increased focus on mental health throughout Dickinson ISD this school year thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the Rebuild Texas Fund, which is a collaborative project of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and the OneStar Foundation to support the rebuilding efforts in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The grant was approved and accepted by the Dickinson ISD Board of Trustees at the August 26 meeting. “Two years ago today, Hurricane Harvey covered many parts of Dickinson ISD with several feet of flood water from Hurricane Harvey. Residents were faced with the daunting task of overcoming and rebuilding,” said Superintendent Carla Voelkel. “Now two years later, this process still continues for many families and it has taken an emotional toll on our students, their parents and the community.” view article arw

Floral design is becoming a blooming industry nation-wide. The need for more florists has school districts like Shallowater shifting its programs to accommodate. The mustang floral curriculum is now considered a science, technology, engineering, and math program.  view article arw

Rebuild Texas Fund  has awarded its final grantee round and released its 2-Year Report. The Progress Report provides a look at the resiliency of communities and the impact local organizations are having on residents’ daily lives throughout the Texas Gulf Coast.  view article arw

Port Aransas schools are getting reimbursed for measures they took to get things up and running after Hurricane Harvey. The district on Monday announced it had received a grant for more than $1.2 million Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for things such as generators, air dryers, portables and security. Those items and more were needed in the aftermath of the Category 4 storm hit the area Aug. 25, 2017. 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