Teachers at Three Rivers Independent School District in South Texas will soon be allowed to hit students with paddles as a measure of punishment. According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, the district's trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to allow corporal punishment in the classroom. view article arw

Teachers at Three Rivers Independent School District in South Texas will soon be allowed to hit students with paddles as a measure of punishment. According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, the district's trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to allow corporal punishment in the classroom. Parents will have to turn in a permission slip before the start of the school year to allow the school's principal or "campus behavior coordinator" to hit their child. Students will be paddled for even minor infractions like not following rules in the classroom, according to Kens5. view article arw

Lisa Mazur hasn’t coached since 2009, when she left after a successful 12-year run as the head girls soccer coach at MacArthur (San Antonio). Now she has gotten back into the profession, perhaps in roles she never dreamed of when she left eight years ago. view article arw

Twenty four churches in Bell County are teaming up to provide school supplies for Temple Independent School District students.  view article arw

Wednesday marks the first day of school for students who attend Tuloso-Midway Independent School District. On Wednesday morning, staff members at Tuloso-Midway Primary School directed traffic so the children could arrive to class safely. Several parents and their kids were happy to be at school. view article arw

More than a year ago, Ana Pasarella began mulling over ways to keep students engaged through literacy over the summer, when accessing books can be a hardship for some students. “A lot of kids regress because they don’t read over the summer, so we said, ‘What if we have something mobile that we can take to the kids?’” Pasarella, an Alvin ISD family engagement coordinator, said. view article arw

The Canyon Independent School District is preparing for the new school year where record-breaking enrollment is expected. Hillside Elementary is just one school in the Canyon Independent School District that is preparing for record-breaking enrollment for the new school year. view article arw

 A school program designed to save students time and money for college is expanding in El Paso. The International Baccalaureate program, or IB program, is known as the most rigorous for advanced academics offered to students. Paulina Hernandez, a social studies teacher at El Dorado High School, is the school's IB coordinator. view article arw

The Copperas Cove Independent School District is reaping the benefits of a $5 million Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) 5-year grant that began this year. The money is intended to help boost reading and writing scores among military children, so the district implemented Ranger Reading Camp as part of its larger effort to promote literacy. The district is using 1.5 million of the grant money for the camp -- with the rest going to other programs. view article arw

 At a time when math is becoming an increasingly important subject for students to master, students are exploring ways to better understand the subject of math and improve their test scores. To help students stand out from the pack and increase their math grades and scores, consider the following. view article arw

One Dallas area charter school network’s gradual expansion is having a direct impact on Texas’ 2nd largest school system: Dallas ISD. “Yes, we are aware of the impact,” Pamela Lear, Dallas ISD Chief of Staff said Wednesday. According to DISD data, 13 percent of its K-12 enrollment pool attends charter schools. That’s 20,000 students. Half of that figure is enrolled in one of 19 Uplift Education campuses within Dallas ISD boundaries. With names like Pinnacle and Peak, the 20-year-old charter system has pinpointed operations in South and East Dallas, offering families an option to their traditional neighborhood public school. view article arw

Royse City Independent School District Board of Trustees was selected as the Honor Board recipient for the North Texas Region 10 area. Superintendent Kevin Worthy said the staff made a decision in the fall that they were going to nominate the board for Region 10 board of the year. “This is a big region,” he said. “This is a great honor. I’m so proud of you.” view article arw

Three Rivers ISD administrators are going shopping for a paddle. As part of a new policy approved by the board Tuesday, the paddle, likely to be wood, will be used to administer corporal punishment when a student misbehaves at school. Corporal punishment is defined as the deliberate infliction of physical pain by hitting, paddling, spanking, slapping, or any other physical force used as a means of discipline. view article arw

Early ISD staff will now be required to include a parent in all electronic communications between themselves and students, according to the updated ISD Employee Handbook that was approved during a regular board of trustees meeting on Tuesday evening.  The change, which applies to coaches and teachers and will include social media platforms, was one of several minor changes to district policy literature approved by the board during the meeting.  view article arw

The Brownsville Independent School District is stepping in to help six children left without their mother. Twenty-nine year old, Janet Jimenez-Ramirez was run over last week while walking on the shoulder of Padre Island Highway. view article arw

Annie Jones, a 2007 graduate of McAllen High, has been appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on a statewide panel. She began her stint as student representative on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on Monday. “I was delighted and honored to be appointed as the student member of the Coordinating Board,” Jones said in an interview on the University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs website. “Most of all, I am excited to be a part of the progress toward the state’s strategic higher education goals.” view article arw

Two teachers are receiving Teacher of the Year awards from Region 12. Deborah DeGraff of Bell’s Hill Elementary in Waco Independent School District is the Elementary Teacher of the Year. Craig Sullivan of Belton High School in Belton Independent School District is the Secondary Teacher of the Year. DeGraff has taught for eight years and serves as the Science Lab Teacher for 800 Pre-K through 5th graders at Bell’s Hill.  view article arw

A group of Ector County Independent School District educators spent a week at Harvard University sharing ways to turn their campuses around and learning from faculty from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The group of nine from ECISD was from Ector Middle School and Odessa High School. It included Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education Roy Garcia. A representative from the Region 18 Education Service Center also attended. view article arw

Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Tuesday a comprehensive reading initiative – Texas Readers – to strengthen the reading skills of students across the state.  "While Texas has some of the best public schools in the country, there is still more we can do to provide our children with the best education possible," said Governor Abbott.  "Texas Readers tackles the important issue of student literacy and will give parents, teachers, and students invaluable tools to make reading and literacy one of the highest education priorities. view article arw

West Texas A&M University is creating its second doctoral program, this one aimed at educational leaders in rural parts of the panhandle. Dr. Walter Wendler, WT's president, says educational leadership programs at large universities across the state tend to focus on the skills it takes to lead a school or school district in big cities, not so much in small towns. The new doctorate in educational leadership - which WT plans to begin in the fall of 2018 - will work to bridge that gap in training. view article arw

Schools set for registration

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Taylor ISD is changing the way beginning of school paperwork is completed in order to make the process much easier and more efficient. Beginning July 18, parents of returning students will be able to update information at www.taylorisd.org for the new school year. This online process will replace of most the paperwork that is typically either sent home on the first day of class or handed out at meet the teacher night. view article arw

Pine Tree ISD will sponsor four community cookouts next month as part of its efforts to be more active in the community and build positive relationships with residents. view article arw

This article is from November 2016 - js -Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was in town this week, talking schools, school finance, and property tax reform.   Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick was in town this week, talking schools, school finance, and property tax reform.  view article arw

In a Facebook post, Marshall ISD announced Monday July 17 they will delay the start of school two weeks. The post reads as follows: “Due to the delay in substantial completion of the new Marshall Junior High School, Marshall ISD has revised its 2017-2018 school calendar to push back the first day of school to Monday, Sept. 11, for all campuses. The revision to the school calendar was approved Monday by the MISD Board of Trustees during their regular July meeting. view article arw

Belton high schools could soon have two mascots. “We all know that Belton ISD is unique in many ways,” Belton Independent School District Superintendent Susan Kincannon said Monday. “And one thing that is especially unique for a district of our size, is that from…pre-k through high school, regardless of what school a student attends, he or she is a Tiger.” BISD began the process of choosing a mascot for its second comprehensive high school at its Monday board meeting. view article arw

The Austin Independent School District is launching its first Montessori program this year at Winn Elementary School, an under-enrolled school in East Austin. The teaching method that involves more hands-on learning and an environment where students are given more freedom to make choices dates back to the early 1900s. view article arw

Bridgeport ISD will hold an enrollment fair Thursday, July 27 and Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parents of returning students should bring an ID, proof of residence (i.e. a utility bill) and completed enrollment forms. view article arw

Bryan ISD trustees approved changes to the student dress code Monday night during its board meeting. Those changes include: view article arw

Mobile Mercado: 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays, VIA’s Centro Plaza downtown, 909 W. Houston St. Professional chefs and nutritionists prepare dishes and provide nutritional information. WIC food items sold. Vouchers for food stamps, Lone Star cards (SNAP), cash and credit cards accepted. view article arw

A family-friendly back-to-school event is set to return to Victoria for the second time. Marcus Resendez, founder of the event, said he created it as a way to spread a positive message to the community, especially children. "It's all about the kids," he said. view article arw

Susan Anderson is the coordinator for the East Texas Substance Abuse Coalition. This past April, at the coalitions Drug Take Back, she noticed a problem with the amount of drugs collected. “We collected about 740 pounds which is the most amount we collected in DEA take back history for Tyler,” says Anderson. Those 740 pounds of prescription pills could have ended up in medicine cabinets or trash bins, easily accessible to anyone. view article arw

The business community is in an ideal position to help raise the status of teachers. view article arw

A wave of remediation reforms has swept across the country in the past few years, and now Texas has passed a law that features a popular approach to developmental education. Last month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law the use of corequisite remediation as the required model for students in developmental education courses. Corequisite remediation places students in college-level, or gateway, English and math courses, but pairs those courses with additional supports. view article arw

Two children sit in a boat. The sun shines over the clear waters as they embark on their latest aquatic adventure. The sea is as green as grass. In fact, it is grass. The boat is a bench in a school playground, and the children are enjoying one of their four 15-minute recesses. This creativity is the result of a project created by Debbie Rhea, professor and associate dean of research at Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Texas Christian University. Let’s Inspire Innovation ‘N’ Kids, or LiiNK, is focused on combining education with developing children’s social, physical and emotional health. view article arw