With a student population of 3,708 students, Southwest High School is the San Antonio area's largest high school for 2019-20, according to a report from Niche.com.  The school and neighborhood analytics website used recent data from the U.S. Department of Education to rank the area's most populous high schools. view article arw

DALLAS - The Dallas Independent School District is facing a lawsuit for allowing a grown man posing as a teenager to enroll in high school. While reliving his glory days, Sidney Gilstrap-Portley allegedly molested another student.  It happened three years ago at Skyline and then later Hillcrest High School. Gilstrap-Portley was 25 years old at the time but said he was 17. view article arw

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The superintendent for the Wichita Falls Independent School District addressed concerns Thursday over three political-related tweets liked by the school district Twitter account.  The first two tweets were from Twitter users replying to Christianity Today on December 19 — the same day the Christian magazine publication called for the removal of President Donald Trump after the House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment against him. view article arw

To say McKinney ISD athletes did their thing in 2019 would be an understatement, as each school had at least one program reach the regional quarterfinal round of the playoffs and at least one program make history.  Of all the memorable playoff runs, the Boyd baseball team’s journey to the program’s first-ever appearance to the state tournament will be remembered the most as the Broncos eliminated the state's No. 8 (Rockwall-Heath), No. 6 (Allen), No. 2 (The Woodlands) and No. 1 (Cy Ranch) teams in consecutive weeks. Despite coming up short in their bid for a state title, the Broncos’ run etched their team as one of the best to ever come from MISD. view article arw

Count off with each step. OK, now circle around the petals. Tiptoe and reach for the stars. Wait, now duckwalk. OK, back on your toes. That's how the new sensory hallway at Ward Elementary School begins. It's a lot of physical activity for a school filled with young children who need to get the "wiggles" out. view article arw

He has covered wars, Watergate, and the White House. He has interviewed famous athletes, world leaders, and celebrities. He anchored the CBS Evening News for 24 years.  And recently, legendary television newsman Dan Rather met with Texas high school students to talk about one of his greatest passions and concerns: public education. view article arw

Middle and high school students at Spring ISD will have some new options for classes next school year, which they and parents can look at in the recently released education planning guide. The Spring ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the guides at their December board meeting, establishing the courses available to students for the next school year. New courses included for students are at advanced or remedial levels, as well as some dual-credit and career training options. view article arw

New year, new opportunities. That has to be the approach regarding the educators at Reagan Elementary School. It's the end of the two-week break for the holidays. So, let's get back to work. I bring Reagan Elementary's consistent struggles up once again — after addressing the topic in November — because the school board soon will hear a report from Associate Superintendent Daniel Dukes next week regarding the progress of Reagan's turnaround plan. view article arw

Following the long winter break, Katy ISD will reopen its doors to students on Tuesday for the second semester of the school year. Teachers are scheduled to be back on their campuses on Monday to get ready for the students’ return on Tuesday. Area residents are reminded to be mindful of students walking to and from school, pay attention to school zones and following the laws with regards to school buses. view article arw

Cesar Chavez Middle School student Diana Zuniga may have to wait until Christmas Day to open the presents she received through University High School’s Make A Wish Come True program, but she’s OK with that.  The sixth-grader is just happy to have some gifts to put under the Christmas tree.  The University High School soccer and Junior ROTC programs sponsored the 11th annual Make A Wish Come True event this month, presenting donated gifts to hundreds of elementary and middle school students who may not have Christmas gifts otherwise. view article arw

The Cotton Bowl committee on Thursday surprised teachers of campuses destroyed by October’s tornado. More than 600 teachers at Dallas ISD’s Thomas Jefferson High, Cary Middle, and Walnut Hill Elementary received two tickets to the game. view article arw

If you go out to a Denton Guyer workout in the offseason you might see 25 players doing the same workout in unison. They call it “the grid,” and it’s a unique component of Guyer’s strength and conditioning program. But it’s not the only place you’d see it in Denton. Football players at Crownover and Harpool middle school do it, too. It’s not theft or flattery by the two junior highs; it’s a part of the plan. view article arw

At-risk students at Park Crest Middle School are getting additional resources thanks to a new mentor program. In its second year, Project Jamii has more than 50 students matched with mentors to offer advice, help them study or simply lend an ear. view article arw

The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering brings a mobile science museum to undeserved schools across the state. view article arw

Aledo ISD officials announced its first three winners of the Circle of Greatness initiative during this week’s regular meeting of the AISD board of trustees.“Three times a year, three district employees — an auxiliary staff member, a paraprofessional staff member and a professional/administrative staff member — will be recognized for their exceptional service in Aledo ISD,” AISD Director of Communications Rick Herrin said. “Circle of Greatness honorees are nominated by staff, students and parents, and so far this year we’ve had over 200 nominees.” view article arw

The spirit of the season isn't lost in a woodworking class at Multiple Careers Magnet Center, a school that teaches vocational skills to students with special needs. Tenth grader Noah Menday and students from across Dallas ISD are Santa's little elves. They are hard at work, cutting nailing and sanding wooden toys to life in order to help make it easier for kids fighting to save their lives. view article arw

Riverside Insights, a leading developer of research-based assessments that offer insights to help elevate potential, was selected by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as the sole provider for the Statewide Academic Achievement Test for English Learner (EL) Reclassification. Riverside Insights’ Iowa Assessments ™ reading and language achievement tests will be used by TEA across the state of Texas for reclassifying EL students in grades 1, 2, 11, and 12 as English proficient. view article arw

Iola ISD superintendent Scott Martindale puts on the classic Christmas tradition costume of Elf on the Shelf and brings it to life for children to enjoy before heading to class. view article arw

A new program is opening the door to San Antonio students who are interested in the medical field. The San Antonio Independent School District is accepting applications for a new program called Healthcare Pathways at Technology Early College High School, which is also known as H-Tech. view article arw

Hallsville ISD trustees on Monday heard from the district’s architect Huckabee & Associates about the status of the $55 million bond project approved by voters last month. Huckabee Architect Andre Brackens updated the board and said a recent meeting with city of Longview officials went well regarding the construction of the district’s new West Elementary School that will be built inside the Longview city limits off of Page Rd. “We had a pre-development meeting with the city of Longview and it went well,” he said. “We are having a traffic analysis impact report prepared and should receive that in January. We are also awaiting a geotechnical report that tests the soil for the best type of foundation and that should be ready in January as well.” view article arw

A Pearland Independent School District high school student says his right to religious freedom and expression was violated when he was forced to shave his mustache. view article arw

First graders in one Permian Basin city received a gift this morning that will keep on giving and giving for years to come. For the 29th year, a group of local teachers and librarians give out books to every first grader in Midland County. view article arw

In North Texas, bright young minds are hard at work and one in particular may be on the verge of shaping the future for patients with Parkinson's disease. At 14 years old, it seems there's nothing Anushka Sridhar hasn't done. "Outside of school, I play volleyball, basketball, I'm a third-degree black belt in taekwondo. I do an Indian cultural dance and I'm also part of Destination Imagination," the Plano ISD 8th grader said. view article arw

Longview ISD received the International Hermes Award from Dean Waskowiak, president of Encore Multimedia during the special board meeting Wednesday, October 30th. view article arw

It happened again and again. Someone called a school in this small east Texas community and made threats. And again, an arrest has been made. Elizabeth Linares-Jimenez, 18, of Cleveland, is in the Liberty County Jail on two $500,000 bonds on charges of making terroristic threats. view article arw

89 female students from all 9 of the Copper Country ISD's schools came to the CTE Center in Hancock Tuesday, to get a hands on look at the ISD's career and technical education programs. "Girls that are eligible to take the classes next year, can come and get a small preview of the hands on activities that they would be learning here in class. It's a great, fun, day for them to experience something, to see if it's something they would want to get in to," said David Narhi, Instructor for the CCISD’s Automotive Technology Program. view article arw

We will begin our day similar to yesterday, with temperatures being in the 20s for most of the Concho Valley, with some being in the teens at drop off. As part of our warming trend, the Concho Valley will begin to see warmer temperatures, with today reaching the Upper 50s to Lower 60s for most of us. Lunabella Red horse, a fifth grade student at Holiman Elementary tells us what’s on the breakfast and lunch menus for San Angelo ISD. view article arw

The ceremony celebrated and honored a donation made in August for a recess and playground area for the school. Students from each grade presented thank-you letters and unveiled a plaque in their honor. view article arw

Students in the Hubbard ISD are getting an early start on Christmas vacation. Because of an outbreak of flu and strep, Thursday classes have been canceled, the district said Wednesday afternoon. “This will allow us to sanitize and disinfect our property to protect the health of our students, staff, and their families,” the district said in a message on its website. view article arw

Students will be released early at the end of each six weeks during the 2020-2021 school year, based on the school district calendar approved by trustees Monday night.The approval came after getting feedback from 4,308 people: 670 students, 997 district employees, 2,430 parents and 211 community members. The majority of each group voted in favor of the option the school board approved. view article arw

A gas station in Sherman is giving drivers the option to choose fuel for their vehicle and to give a boost to the Sherman Independent School District. The Lone Star Food Store at US 75 and FM 1417 has established a "Bearcat Spirit Pump." It's hard to miss; the pump is decorated in maroon-and-white with the Bearcat logo. view article arw

Millsap ISD board of trustees approved a memorandum of agreement with Pecan Valley Centers for Behavioral and Developmental Healthcare during the school board meeting Monday evening. MISD has partnered with Pecan Valley Centers in the past, but the board’s action makes the agreement more formal, Superintendent Deann Lee said. Pecan Valley can help the district in emergencies, such as if a student is threatening suicide, Lee said. Also, a student who receives counseling from Pecan Valley can have their counseling sessions in a private location on campus, if needed. view article arw

Nederland Independent School District have begun assessing their district goal updates of 2019. Alongside student performance, maintaining facilities and recruiting quality personnel, the district made moves to increase parental involvement, community partnerships and volunteer programs. view article arw

Conroe ISD is presenting zoning scenarios and seeking input at public meetings and through online surveys regarding potential solutions to relieve overcrowding. Affected schools include The Woodlands and College Park High School Feeder elementary schools, and Stockton Junior High School. The district’s Attendance Boundary Committee (ABC), using community input, has proposed scenarios for rezoning for public consideration. view article arw