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Rogers Independent School District is asking students, parents and people in general, to be cautious about sharing information or rumors they hear that have not been verified of shooting threats. The school district said a rumor quickly spread about a student threatening to shoot up a school.   Two students went up to a teacher telling her they saw a student draw a picture of a gun and a classroom.  view article arw

A Texas school district says it plans to suspend students who walk out of class to protest gun violence after last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school. Needville Independent School District (IDS) Superintendent Curtis Rhodes said in a letter that students who take part in any staged walkouts or "disruptions" will be suspended for three days.  view article arw

Paradise school board approved one-year extensions to all of its administrator’s two-year contracts Monday night.  view article arw

The Spring Independent School District told students Wednesday that it’s normal policy toward walking out of class will apply to those students who choose to participate in a national walkout for the Parkland, Florida school shooting view article arw

Students in Needville ISD who join demonstrations following the Parkland school shooting will be suspended, according to the superintendent. In a statement posted on Facebook, Superintendent Curtis Rhodes said the students will be suspended for three days: view article arw

Work to replace the flooring at the boys' gym at Baker Koonce Intermediate School will resume after Carthage ISD trustees unanimously approved a new bid of $67,000. The floor replacement was halted over the Christmas break when contractors with Vector Concepts discovered a moisture problem. view article arw

Alvin ISD is one of four districts that have been selected to receive the Caudill Award, the highest honor in the annual Exhibit of School Architecture competition facilitated by the Texas Association of School Administrators and Texas Association of School Boards for projects that exemplify excellence in planning and design of the learning environment. The architectural projects were on display in the exhibit hall, and the winners was recognized during the 2018 TASA Midwinter Conference in Austin from Jan. 28-31.  view article arw

After high school and college, most students are left with the question ‘Well, now what?” Many don’t know the next step in their lives or what it takes to balance a budget or afford car insurance or rent. This school year the faculty at Navarro ISD hopes to change that with a course called Success 101, which was introduced in the fall to the freshmen at Navarro High School. view article arw

With the possibility of a bond election in the next year, the Round Rock school district is taking steps to revamp its strategic plan. The district held three meetings in February with parents, educators and community members to review the district’s current mission, vision statements and make recommended changes to the strategic plan, which provides a roadmap for developing programs and facilities over five to 10 years. view article arw

Westlawn Elementary School has been awarded the Outstanding Campus Professional Learning Program Award from Learning Forward Texas. It happened.during the recent Texas Association of School Administrators Mid-Winter Conference in Austin, TX. The award is presented to one campus per year based upon their efforts to focus on campus professional learning programs which are results-driven and designed to impact student achievement.  The school’s efforts will be highlighted during the Learning Forward Texas Annual Conference in June. view article arw

In light of the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, Gunter ISD is now talking about arming teachers and faculty. "Anytime you have a situation like this especially with what happened in Florida when that school did so many things right, it starts the conversation of what else we can do," superintendent Jill Siler said. view article arw

The country has seen a number of copycat threats to schools following the Florida School shooting massacre that left 17 people dead. Schools are warning that making threats could have serious consequences. Every school district is different, but they all generally follow the same guidelines when it comes to threat consequences. view article arw

Property taxes are on the rise, and school leaders say it's because state funding for education isn't keeping up with current costs. College Station Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Clark Ealy joined First News at Four to discuss this issue that he says hits close to home. view article arw

The Wichita Falls ISD will delay the start of school Wednesday due to anticipated weather conditions. In a statement posted on Twitter, the school district announced that secondary schools will start at 9:45 a.m,, while elementary schools will start at 10:30 a.m. view article arw

Recruiters from Edinburg CISD hit the streets with a mission – to keep the education of migrant kids on track. "A lot of migrants, they don’t know the help that we have. So we have different help," said Belinda Canales, a migrant recruiter with the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District. view article arw

After years of planning, dreaming and finally budgeting for a bond package, Arlington school administrators finally have been able to put a big bow on the new Dan Dipert Career & Technical Center. The 169,800 square-foot facility at 2101 Browning Drive opened a limited class schedule in August, and now the spring semester has seen the full complement of 33 programs and 17 professional certifications come online. Four more are set to go in the 2018-19 school year. view article arw

Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) Superintendent Joseph Patek has announced a realignment of ACISD campuses, creating two additional pre-kindergarten (PK) classes, increasing the number from four to six. “Our goal is to have eight PK classes at the start of the 2019-20 school year,” said Patek. view article arw

For some students, the wall was a welcome chance to try something fun and new and they attacked the challenge with the energy of their youth. Other students took their time, sized up the obstacle and considered their course carefully. A few decided not to climb until their friends urged them on. At Cedar Valley Elementary School in Killeen on Thursday and Friday, kindergarten through fifth-grade students had a chance to scale an indoor climbing gym wall set up on the playground at the rear of the school. view article arw

An Uvalde ISD official responded to a viral Facebook post alleging a teacher at Dalton Elementary School slammed a 5-year-old girl's fingers in a door jamb because he was angry with her. Anne Marie Espinoza, executive director of communications and marketing, said the incident was an unfortunate accident, and the teacher will not be punished. view article arw

As Lewisville ISD prepares to construct a career center on the west side of the district, officials are deciding what programs it should offer. District leaders visited other centers in the area and conducted a survey with parents of LISD middle school students to see what they would like to see in a career center. Some of the most requested courses were veterinary assistant and cybersecurity. view article arw

Dallas Area:  Early voting begins Tuesday for the Republican and Democratic Primary Election.  Voting times for early voting are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 26 through March 2; and 1-6 p.m. Feb. 25. view article arw

My name is Charlie Hunt, and I live in Hallsville. I am a product of Texas public education. I am also a college graduate from a Texas university, Lamar University in Beaumont.  I have always been a believer in giving something back to the community and state that has given so much to me. So I have served on school boards in two communities (Nederland and Hallsville), and City Council in one community (Hallsville). view article arw

Amazon seeks to hire more than 400 full-time employees to help pick, pack and ship customers' orders at its new facility in the Katy area. The jobs will be at Amazon's 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center at 31819 Highway Blvd. in Brookshire. Applicants are asked to apply online and will be invited to a group hiring event via e-mail if they meet the basic requirements. view article arw

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase’s class for 
tutoring. I’d e-mailed Chase’s teacher one evening and said, 'Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you’re sending home 
is math—but I’m not sure I believe him. Help, please.' She 
e-mailed right back and said, 'No problem! I can tutor Chase after school anytime.' And I said, 'No, not him. Me. He gets it. Help me.' view article arw

Klein ISD officials held a town hall meeting Feb. 15 to address questions from the community about renovations at Lemm Elementary School, which sustained flood damage during Hurricane Harvey. The school has been closed since taking in about 6-8 inches of water during the August floods, and it is set to reopen in August for the 2018-19 school year. Currently, Lemm Elementary School students are attending classes at Klein Cain High School, which opened in August. Only ninth- and 10th-graders are enrolled in the high school in its first year, leaving enough space to house the elementary school students. view article arw

Leaders of Galveston ISD and community volunteers charged with assessing demographic trends and facility needs in preparation for the second of two contemplated bond issues face two fundamental questions. The first is whether the district’s student population is likely to grow greatly beyond the 7,000 or so that have enrolled during the past few years. view article arw

With national Future Farmers of America week coming up Feb. 17-24, students at Florence Independent School District have been busy at stock shows in San Angelo and San Antonio showing off their agricultural and mechanical skills, and preparing for the next big shows coming up at the Houston and Austin rodeos during Spring Break. view article arw

The superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District said the third-largest district in the city is a work in progress. Superintendent Pedro Martinez on Friday delivered the State of the District breakfast, where he touted the district's improvements in the three years he's been on the job. view article arw

As the Don Jeter Elementary student readied the marshmallow for launch, Haley Morris braced herself for a potentially sticky impact. “You want to try and hit me?” urged Haley, a Rodeo Palms Junior High seventh-grader. “Come on, try and hit me.” view article arw

Before Ryan Reyna visited the University of Texas with his mentor, he never even thought about applying for college. “I didn’t want to go to college,” Reyna said. “But when I went to UT and saw all the stuff you could do — like play sports or take interesting classes — it made me want to get my grades up so I could go.” A freshman at Stony Point High School, Reyna explored the UT campus on a field trip organized by the Round Rock school district’s Supporting, Teaching and Reaching Students, or STARS, Mentor Program. view article arw

A GoFundMe page set up for the Florida high school shooting victims’ families received an outpouring of donations Thursday after officials announced the fund will be used to provide financial relief to those affected by the massacre. The fundraising page was set up by Broward County Public School officials on Thursday, one day after alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people and injuring 15 others. view article arw

The Spring ISD Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to launch the EMERGE program to prepare high-potential students from underserved communities to attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities from across the nation. The program will kick off this spring for current juniors as the district becomes the third in the area to partner with the EMERGE Fellowship, which currently works with students in both the Houston and Spring Branch independent school districts. “We are very excited about bringing this program to Spring,” said Superintendent Dr. Rodney E. Watson. “EMERGE has a proven track record of getting students into top universities and making sure they have the skills to be successful there.” view article arw

Wichita Falls Independent School District is mulling over several changes to their fiscal and school year calendars in efforts to make things easier for the district and for parents. As a way to better help teachers develop throughout the school year, WFISD administrators asked the board of trustees to approve filing a waiver to allow the district to have staff development during the school year without impacting required instructional minutes. view article arw

A possible $50 million investment in a proposed solar project for Ector County in return for a tax abatement was presented at a recent Ector County Independent School District work study session. Jason Garewal, director of project development from a firm called 174 Power Global Corp. and Kirk Glasby of corporate tax consulting firm DuCharme McMillen & Associates introduced themselves to the board. view article arw