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The Austin ISD athletic department will soon have a new leader. Austin ISD athletic director Tommy Cox confirmed to the American-Statesman on Thursday that he will retire at the end of the school year. Cox’s retirement will go into effect on June 30, 2014. view article arw

Beaumont ISD's athletic director opening has attracted 26 applicants so far, including former Lamar football coach Ray Woodard, former Port Neches-Groves football coach Matt Burnett and Ozen basketball coach Marquis Saveat. Woodard, who was fired by Lamar two months ago, said he applied in December. Burnett was PN-G's head football coach and athletic director from 1994 to 2009 and holds the school record for wins. Saveat is the only basketball coach on the list released this week, which includes five athletic directors from across the state and into Arkansas. view article arw

A Jefferson ISD teacher was arrested this week on a charge of having an improper relationship between educator and student. view article arw

One of Dallas ISD's brightest minds is leaving the district. Mike Koprowski, chief of the district's Office of Transformation and Innovation, will step down from his post. Koprowski told The Morning News that he plans to leave in early February, without another job in hand. D Magazine's Eric Celeste broke the news on Twitter on Friday. view article arw

A Jefferson ISD teacher was arrested Tuesday on the charge of having an improper relationship between educator and student.  Wesley Dawn Lawless, 27, was arrested by Jefferson ISD Police, a release from JISD Superintendent Rob Barnwell said.  Lawless was released from Marion County Jail on Wednesday on a $20,000 bond.  "This arrest was a result of information gathered through a comprehensive investigation related to an inappropriate relationship between this teacher and an 18-year-old male student," the release said. view article arw

SINGAPORE – A caravan of Texas public educators and business leaders recently traveled to this island city-state of 5.7 million people in Southeast Asia to learn more about one of the world’s most successful public school systems.  Singapore is a good distance to travel in search of ways to improve Texas’ low-performing public schools, but rankings of the world’s best school systems always place Singapore atop a handful of other Asian and European nations.  The United States usually manages a spot in the Top 20, but seldom higher, a reflection of relatively low high school graduation rates and underinvestment in early education programs. Among the 50 states, Texas fares poorly: The Lone Star State ranks 48th in per capita student spending, 43rd in SAT scores, and 33rd in overall education outcomes. view article arw

Mike Koprowski, chief of the district's Office of Transformation and Innovation, will step down from his post.  Koprowski told The Morning News that he plans to leave in early February, without another job in hand. D Magazine's Eric Celeste broke the news on Twitter on Friday.  "When I came to Dallas ISD, all I really wanted to do was to help kids, and I strongly believe that our work has done that," Koprowski wrote in a statement to The Morning News. "For me, it felt like this was the right time to make the transition and to explore other interests and opportunities to serve.Hired in summer 2014 by Superintendent Mike Miles, Koprowski, 32, has led one of the district's most imaginative and experimental efforts: the district's school choice plan. Under his watch, DISD launched a program that gave autonomy to educators to either pitch, plan and open a new school or change the academic model on an existing campus, after a long and rigorous vetting process." (paywalled)  view article arw

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The former Stovall Middle School teacher who admitted to having sex with her 13-year-old student has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Judge Michael McSpadden said Alexandria Vera's sentencing should serve as a warning to others who are thinking of doing the same thing. He went on to say, "We want teachers to educate our children, we want teachers to keep their hands off of them." view article arw

Denton: DISD mulls more teachers

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Denton ISD board members got a preliminary look Tuesday night at the fiscal impact of hiring more elementary school teachers. view article arw

Ex-Hallsville coach indicted again

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The most recent indictment against former Hallsville ISD track coach Dean McDaniel was released by Harrison County District Attorney Coke Solomon on Wednesday. view article arw

Former Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Alex Richters offered his letter of resignation to the Prairiland Independent School District Board of Trustees on Friday and his letter was accepted. view article arw

A teacher at a music school in The Woodlands is accused of sexually abusing a child during a lesson, according to officials. view article arw

After battling brain cancer for more than five years, Larry Del Trower has passed away. Trower coached the Slaton softball team for 12 years and last year, Slaton ISD renamed their softball field in honor of him. view article arw

Peter Wagner did not have to check references for the man he hired to lead the football program at Legacy, the new Southwest ISD school set to open in August. view article arw

Longview ISD is giving teachers more than $720,000 in merit-based bonuses today as part of its Longview Incentive for Teachers Pay for Performance Award program. The teacher and campus personnel incentive pay is given as a reward for good performance during the 2015-16 school year. The pay is awarded annually to campuses and teachers whose students showed significant growth in the previous school year. To be eligible to receive the award, teachers must meet certain criteria, such as having an attendance rate of at least 97 percent. view article arw

A 34-year old Vernon Middle School social studies teacher was arrested Monday morning on a Felony 2 charge of Improper Relationship between Educator and Student. view article arw

When Eldorado Middle School teachers and their students were called out into the hallway last week for an announcement, sixth-grade teacher Traci Teaff assumed it would be to talk about how bad weather might affect Eldorado's hosting of the junior high University Interscholastic League contest that day. view article arw

Teachers have one of the biggest responsibilities--to educate the future generations of leaders. view article arw

Spring Branch ISD has announced that Assistant Police Chief Bruce Dareing will become the district's new police chief. view article arw

A Maypearl Independent School District teacher was arrested by the Ellis County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. view article arw

It was a night of farewells and announcements as the Humble Independent School District held its last meeting of 2016. view article arw

Hardin ISD began it's search a new varsity football coach Tuesday, posting the open position after the school board unanimously voted to part ways with second-year athletic director and head football coach Tod Stark on Monday evening. view article arw

Too young to aid in the search for his favorite coach, DeMarcus Randall stayed awake into the early Monday hours keeping a silent vigil for Jonathan “J.R.” Wagner. view article arw

An Angleton ISD teacher and coach drowned Sunday while wade fishing in Christmas Bay. Coast Guard crews found the body of 30-year-old J.R. Wagner early Monday. view article arw

High school salaries in Texas typically have a very clear hierarchy, but how high up would you rank the football head coach? Chron.com reached out to the Houston-area public school districts to request the annual salaries of their high schools' principals and  football coaches. After compiling the data and comparing the two positions, a pattern in the data arose. view article arw

Amarillo ISD has set its sights on increasing its recruitment and retention of minority teachers, and the school district hopes that a grow-your-own philosophy will make that happen. view article arw

 A Conroe ISD police officer who found himself on the hot seat for alleged controversial Facebook comments that sparked reactions from Black Lives Matter, will get to keep his job. view article arw

A teacher in Humble ISD has resigned after a picture of a racially insensitive text message she sent circulated on social media. The text read, "I'm so sick of playing black people." A woman in the stands for a girl's basketball game between Kingwood High and Nimitz High (Aldine ISD) sent the message to someone. A Nimitz parent saw it and whipped out her phone to take a picture. view article arw

Former Lufkin ISD cheerleader coach accepts 10 years deferred for improper relationship (video) view article arw

Round Rock police have filed charges against a man they believe was responsible for a fatal hit-and-run crash that killed a Stony Point High School coach on Friday. view article arw

On Monday, Ector County Independent School District Chief Human Resource Officer Keith Garinger, said the trip to Mexico on Wednesday is their "scouting party". As he and a few other members of the district start the process of finding the best teachers. view article arw

Congratulations Lindy Finley - The Board of Directors of the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) has selected JISD Associate Superintendent of Finance Lindy Finley as a finalist for this year’s Commitment to Excellence Award. view article arw

School on Monday at Iraan-Sheffield ISD won't be the same after Friday's tragic accident. view article arw

PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – A new algebra teacher at Plano Senior High School was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student.  Alaina Danielle Ferguson, 23, bought the teen alcohol and exchanged nude photos over the phone, according to the arrest affidavit.  And it all started with Snapchat, according to the arrest report.  “The way it happened is he wrote his Snapchat name on a test and turned it in,” said Plano Senior High Student, Andy Flores.  The arrest affidavit detailed multiple sexual encounters during a two-month period on park benches and in the student’s pickup truck.  The encounters usually included a game of beer pong, too. view article arw

 Round Rock police are still looking for the person who hit and killed Sean Kelley in downtown Round Rock late Friday night. Kelley was about to cross Main Street at the intersection of Mays Street when it happened. view article arw