The Judson Independent School District will host a job fair Saturday in hopes of filling about 100 positions. District officials said administrators will be at the job fair to meet with interested candidates and provide on-site interviews view article arw

AUSTIN, Texas -- Improper student-teacher relationships are once again on the rise in Texas. The Texas Education Agency reported new numbers today to a Senate Committee looking at legislation to try to fix the problem. The agency told lawmakers it has opened 97 such cases so far this school year. During that same period last year, there were 68 cases. One senator's bill would make it a crime for a principal or superintendent to fail to report teacher misconduct. He said too often, accused teachers aren't reported and simply get transferred to other schools. view article arw

A Dallas ISD teacher was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill his coworkers and school staff if he didn't receive a raise, police say. view article arw

In his many years in high school athletics, Tom Ed Gooden has just about done it all. From calling critical plays on third down and short to calling other coaches or maybe a principal, Gooden's busy resume reflects that. But what he hasn't done a whole lot of, if ever, is hand the torch over to an incoming athletic director. view article arw

Jasper Independent School District Superintendent Gerald B. Hudson announced on Thursday afternoon that he and Jasper High School Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Darrell Barbay have entered into "negotiations towards a long-term commitment that would allow Coach Barbay to remain as Jasper ISD's Athletic Director/Head Coach." In the press release issued shortly before 4 p.m., Hudson said "Coach Barbay, myself and the Board of Trustees agree that there are changes that need to occur in order for all of Jasper ISD's athletic programs to perform at their best." view article arw

A $3 million registry of educators banned from employment, stiff penalties for superintendents who protect their teachers' misconduct and beefed up training to guard against inappropriate relationships with students are ideas state Senators are considering in reaction to the state's high number of alleged teacher-student sex scandals.  view article arw

A former Texas City ISD employee has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. La Marque police say 50-year-old Homero Martinez sexually assaulting a young relative. view article arw

The Weatherford College Teacher Certification Program is currently admitting teacher candidates to their program starting this summer, and is now offering certification for those wishing to teach hospitality, nutrition and food sciences for 8th through 12th grade. “The Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Sciences certificate was requested by several area school districts,” said Joyce Pages, WC Director of Teacher Education. “This career and technology field prepares students to work in jobs upon graduation from high school. It also prepares them to pursue a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, family and consumer sciences or hospitality management in college.” view article arw

Starting May 1, Dr. Laurelyn Arterbury, a 17-year veteran educator, will lead as an area superintendent for Leander ISD. Arterbury has served as executive director of college and career pathways at LISD since July of 2016. Prior to that, she was principal of Westwood High School in Round Rock ISD, where she managed a campus of 2,700 students, 250 staff members and an annual budget of more than $350,000. She taught and was an assistant principal at Stony Point High School and 9th Grade Center in Round Rock for eight years until 2012. view article arw

A Dallas ISD teacher has been charged with making terroristic threats after police say he sent a series of strange and aggressive emails warning staff that they would "burn alive." Omar Alanis, 29, admitted to district police that he sent the emails from his district-issued email account to school staff demanding that he and another teacher receive "Master Teacher Salary" and also receive back pay from August 2016, according to his arrest warrant affidavit. view article arw

A Dallas ISD teacher has been charged with making terroristic threats after police say he sent a series of strange and aggressive emails warning staff that they would "burn alive." Omar Alanis, 29, admitted to district police that he sent the emails from his district-issued email account to school staff demanding that he and another teacher receive "Master Teacher Salary" and also receive back pay from August 2016, according to his arrest warrant affidavit. A man with that name is listed as a social studies teacher at Seagoville High School, and the victim listed in the document shares a name with that school's principal. view article arw

New Brownsboro ISD PD chief

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After the departure in December of Brownsboro Independent School District Resource Officer Scott Mynti, the school district conducted a search with a committee to find a replacement.Friday, Feb. 17, at a special called meeting of the Brownsboro ISD, a replacement was approved and sworn into the office of the Brownsboro Independent School District Resource Officer. view article arw

Fort Bend ISD teachers will be making more money next school year after the FBISD board of trustees voted last week to increase educator pay rates. For the 2017-18 school year, the starting salary rate for teachers in the district will be $53,000 per year, a $2,500 increase from the current starting pay of $50,500 per year. view article arw

A Brownsville ISD teacher was arrested Wednesday on a charge of improper relationship between an educator and student, a second-degree felony. Vicente Flores was placed on administrative leave by the school district on Feb. 15 pending the results of the ongoing investigation, according to Drue Brown, the district's spokeswoman. view article arw

Board accepts Stoglin resignation

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The Navasota ISD Board of Trustees unanimously accepted the letter of resignation of Frederick Stoglin during Monday night's meeting. Stoglin, who has been a junior high social studies teacher and coach since the fall, had been arrested for possession of marijuana and other charges in Tarrant County at the end of January. view article arw

Attracting qualified instructors is difficult — and not just because there's a shortage of teachers, University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari said Friday. "What we really have is a shortage of students who want to be teachers," Karbhari said as his university unveiled a partnership Friday with the Grand Prairie school district to produce more teachers — especially those with bilingual and English as a second language, or ESL, training. view article arw

Brenda Medina spends most of her time in the classroom translating lessons for her Corpus Christi ISD fourth-graders into English and Spanish because half her 20 students speak English and the other half need extra bilingual support. A nine-year veteran, Medina is part of an overworked force of bilingual certified educators in the state — as more bilingual students file into Texas public school classrooms. Kellye Loving, her principal at Oak Park Elementary, has worked hard to recruit teachers qualified to educate about 85 English-language learners at the school, including traveling to the Rio Grande Valley to interview candidates and persuade them to move to the Corpus Christi area. She has seven bilingual certified teachers, one in each grade, but some are stretched thin and have the maximum number of 22 students in one classroom.  view article arw

A La Porte ISD teacher is out on bond, accused of causing injury to a child after hitting an 8-year-old in the face during a game of dodgeball. Lawyers for Ryan Lemmon, a physical education teacher at College Park Elementary, say their client already apologized for inadvertently hitting the boy with the Nerf-like ball. “You basically are charging this person with a third-degree felony that carries up to 10 years in prison for basically hitting a kid with something that's a glorified Nerf ball,” says defense attorney Joseph Gutheinz. view article arw

Once again teachers are under attack. Every two years, men and women elected by the faithful voters of their districts arrive under the pink dome of the Texas Capitol to draft laws for the betterment of our state and the folks back home. Yet, predictably as sunrise, some are co-opted by deep-pocketed special interests to serve lesser ends. The results are crooked works of legislative effrontery that hurt Texans and soil the dignity of the Texas Legislature. Two bills filed this session to limit the way educators support professional organizations are among the worst examples. Senate Bill (SB) 13 by Sen. Joan Huffman (R-Houston) and House Bill (HB) 510 by Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University Place) are being sold as anti-union bills, but make no mistake: They are malicious instruments aimed squarely at teachers. view article arw

Kathy Herron, second-grade teacher at Apache Elementary School in Fort Stockton, has been accused of striking a child in the classroom.Parents of the children who witnessed the event were called into a meeting at the school this morning (Friday, Feb. 17, 2016). The meeting was called to have parents and children verify whether they would be willing to testify about the event. view article arw

North East Independent School District teacher Bradley Dehart was remembered Monday by grieving colleagues as an educator, musician and friend. Dehart, 45, was killed early Saturday when his car crashed into a light pole near San Antonio International Airport, police said.. view article arw

A La Porte P.E. coach is now charged with injury to a child after being accused of throwing a dodgeball at a student.Ryan Lee Lemmon was arrested and held on a $5,000 bail Friday. Lemmon is accused of hitting an 8-year-old student during class. That student was identified to ABC13 as Lawrence Batiste by his mother. view article arw

Prosecutors have dropped charges against a former Cy-Fair ISD teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a foreign exchange student. Nicole Jakubiak, 36, is alleged to have had a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old Swedish foreign exchange student who was living with her and her husband in 2016. She was charged with having an improper teacher-student relationship. view article arw

The chief financial officer hired by Dallas County Schools last fall to help fix the bus agency's financial problems suddenly resigned Wednesday.  DCS Superintendent Rick Sorrells released a short statement to NBC 5 Investigates about interim CFO Alan King, saying, "Today, I received Mr. King's resignation and it was accepted. We are appreciative of his work to help Dallas County Schools. He did not give a reason for his resignation." view article arw

The administration of Bullard Independent School is continuing a program aimed at celebrating the contributions made by Bullard ISD teachers through the second annual Bullard ISD Teacher of the Year program. view article arw

Family and friends are remembering a Lone Star Elementary teacher killed in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon. A group of 4th grade students released about 40-50 balloons in honor of Jennifer Runnels. view article arw

After almost three days, the verdict in an age discrimination case filed by a former Van Alstyne Middle School teacher is returned in favor of the school district. Craig Wood, the attorney for the Van Alstyne Independent School District, said he was confident in the federal jury's decision because there was plenty of documentation. view article arw

A Dallas ISD teacher who was fired because she acted in adult films more than a decade ago says she was forced into “sex slavery” and is fighting to get back her dream job helping children. Resa Woodward, 38, taught sixth-grade science at an all-girls STEAM academy at Balch Springs Middle School before she was removed from the classroom in November. She was fired after her past in adult films was exposed on social media. She is appealing her termination to the Texas Education Agency. view article arw

 KFDM News has learned a Beaumont ISD school teacher is accused of spitting at a student and her future with the district is in jeopardy. The BISD Board of Managers on Thursday will consider whether to take further action against Anh Nguyen, a math teacher at Pathways Learning Center, an alternative school. view article arw

Port Aransas High School will have a new principal when classes start in August for the 2017-18 school year. Principal since August 2015, Scott McNeely will retire at the end of this school year, according to Port Aransas ISD Superintendent Sharon McKinney. His resignation was accepted at a meeting of the board of trustees on Wednesday, Feb. 8. view article arw

A former high school soccer coach in Texas got 60 days in jail and eight years probation for having sex with a 17-year-old female student. Eber Lopez, 36, learned his fate Tuesday when State District Judge Robert Johnson sentenced the former Aldine Independent School District teacher to spend two months in jail followed by eight years of deferred adjudication probation, a type of punishment that translates into Lopez walking away with no criminal record if he successfully completes the terms of his sentence. However, if he does not, Lopez could face 10 years in prison. view article arw

Wright optimistic over finance bills

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Financial help could be on the way to Fredericksburg and other school districts around the state, if bills being considered by the Texas House and Senate are signed into law. Dr. Eric Wright, Fredericksburg Independent School District superintendent, told trustees at their Feb. 13 meeting that the proposed “A to F” grading system could also undergo some changes. view article arw

Robert Muller, a former superintendent of the Killeen school district, will be joining the Belton Independent School District as a new deputy superintendent this summer. view article arw

A former Aldine ISD high school coach was sentenced on Tuesday after having an improper relationship with a student view article arw

Two coaches and four students have been arrested in connection with an assault that reportedly occurred on a bus back in January, according to the Midland Independent School District. view article arw