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Vacant Ferris ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Vacant Region 4 Executive Director; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Paradise ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Joshua ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Mercedes ISD; Search by: Merceded ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Hubbard ISD
(Region 12); Search by: Dr. Danny Lovett, Exec. Dir. Region 5 ESCINFO
Vacant Boyd ISD; Education Solutions and Services Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO
Vacant Midway ISD; Search by: N2 LearningDr. Eddie Coulson & Dr. Brad Lancaster INFO
Vacant Southwest ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Grapevine-Colleyville ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Northwest ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Lefors ISD; Search by: Lefors ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Knippa ISD; Search by: Knippa ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Wills Point ISD; Search by: Wills Point ISD assisted by Dr. Bruce WoodINFO
Vacant Jourdanton ISD - Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Jeanette Winn Moczygemba; INFO
Vacant Northside ISD; Search by: Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Adrian ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Vacant Liberty ISD; Search by: Liberty ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Uvalde CISD; Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Somerset ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Jeanette Winn MoczygembaINFO
Vacant Region 5 Executive Director; Search by: Region 5 Esc Board of Directors and Dr. Robert Nicks, Educational ConsultantINFO
Vacant Kenedy ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Saul HinojosaINFO
Vacant White Oak ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Vacant Lamesa ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Hemphill ISD - Stephen English, Assistant Superintendent,Pine Tree ISD; Search by: Hemphill ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Sterling City ISD - Travis Grubbs, Superintendent,High Island ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Mason ISD - Brannon Kidd, Principal,Weatherford ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESC, Casey Callahan, Executive DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Bay City ISD - Dr. Dwight McHazlett, Assistant Superintendent,Medina Valley ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Ganado ISD - Dr. Brian McCraw, Principal,Shiner ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Lone Finalist Richardson ISD - Tabitha Branum, Interim Superintendent,Richardson ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Lone Finalist Comal ISD - Dr. John Chapman III, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD,Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD; Search by Comal ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Morgan ISD - Dr. John C. Bullion, SpEd Liaison,TEA; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Frost ISD - Steve Reynolds, Superintendent,Adrian ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Lone Finalist Danbury ISD - Michael Homann, Superintendent,Pettus ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Pettus ISD - Dr. Katie Atkins , Assistant Superintendent,Westwood ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Hillsboro ISD - Dr. Darrell Brown, Superintendent,Birdville ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Hamilton ISD - Dr. Harper Stewart, Superintendent,Meadowland Charter District; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Lone Finalist Hallsburg ISD - Dr. Doug Marvin, Principal,Burnet CISD; Search by: Hallsburg ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Vernon ISD - Dr. Kermit Ward , Superintendent,Clarksville ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
Lone Finalist Sierra Blanca ISD - Ronnie McGraw, Principal,McCamey ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Electra ISD - Don Hasley, Principal,Electra ISD; Search by: Electra ISD Board of Trustees and Ted WestINFO
Lone Finalist Yorktown ISD - Gerald Nixon, Principal,Tarkington ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Lone Finalist White Deer ISD - Duane Limbaugh, Superintendent,Schulenburg ISD; Search by: White Deer ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Nathan Maxwell, Exec. Dir., Troy Seagler, Associate Exec. Dr.  INFO
Lone Finalist Happy ISD - Trevor Edgemon, Principal,Petersburg ISD; Search by: Happy ISD Board of Trustees INFO
Lone Finalist Vysehrad ISD - Robin Trojcak, Assistant Superintendent,Gonzales ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Lone Finalist Midland ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Whitharral ISD - Ben Prowell, Superintendent,Wellman-Union ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
New Super Dallas ISD - Dr. Stephanie Elizalde, Superintendent,Austin ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
New Super Hempstead ISD - ​Herbert O'Neil, Assistant Superintendent,Greenville ISD; Search by: KARCZEWSKI BRADSHAW SPALDINGINFO
New Super Sweetwater ISD - Dr. Deidre Parish, Superintendent,Darrouzett ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
New Super Lazbuddie ISD - Brad Jones, Superintendent,Rule ISD; INFO
New Super Poolville ISD - Chris Pennington, Director of Operations,Poolville ISD; Search by: Poolville ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
New Super Somerville ISD - Eric Holton, Principal,New Caney ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Channing ISD - Dr. Misty Heiskell, Principal,Dalhart ISD; Search by: Channing ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Nathan Maxwell, Exec. Dir.INFO
New Super Scurry-Rosser ISD - Ronny Snow, Principal,Rusk ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO

Tyler ISD teacher receives award from the National Alliance of Black School Educators

December 0808:25 AM
 

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Sharmecia Jackson, business teacher at Tyler High School, was selected to receive the Mary McLeod Bethune Outstanding Teacher Award from the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). The Brook Hill School cheer team wins first state title in school history Ms. Jackson was presented with the award at the NABSE conference in National Harbor, Maryland on Dec. 3. view article  arw

Nearly 200 UTSA education graduates receive certifications to start their teaching careers

December 0808:25 AM
 

Amid a time where teachers are leaving the classroom, UT San Antonio says it is doing better preparing the next generation of educators.  SAN ANTONIO — Today, UTSA hosted a commencement ceremony honoring the next generation of educators. The students are newly trained and certified and are ready to enter the field as soon as this upcoming spring semester.   Two students felt the program prepared them to leave an impact on other students.  The teachers with the university and the students both recognize they are entering the field at a time when many educators are leaving the classroom. view article  arw

Wharton ISD fires aide after investigating claims that she hurt students with special needs

December 0808:20 AM
 

Parents are outraged after an aide who's supposed to help kids with special needs in the Wharton Independent School District was arrested for hitting students, some of whom are non-verbal. CPS has been investigating this for months, but once the school district found out about what was going, it launched its own investigation and fired 66-year-old Donna Plunkett. view article  arw

Beto Salinas Appointed to South Texas ISD Board

December 0808:12 AM
 

Last night, at Las Americas Library in Mercedes, Texas, former Mayor of Mission, Norberto ‘Beto’ Salinas was sworn in as a Board Member for the South Texas ISD Board of Trustees. view article  arw

University Health partners with Northside ISD to bring new medical clinic to Westside

December 0808:08 AM
 

SAN ANTONIO - University Health is partnering with the Northside Independent School District on a new clinic that's bringing medical care to an underserved area on the west side of Bexar County. The Jones School-Based Clinic is located in the Shirley Schreiber Building next to Jones Middle School. It's the fifth facility for the county health provider in collaboration with a local school district "They're so important because not all areas of town have access to medical care," says George Hernandez, Jr., CEO and president of University Health. "There's a natural partnership between schools and health care systems." view article  arw

Texas Supreme Court could issue decision on TEA takeover of Houston ISD as soon as this month

December 0806:49 AM
 

Are you an HISD teacher or parent? We’d love to hear from you. Email dominic@houstonpublicmedia.org The Supreme Court of Texas could issue a final decision in Texas Education Agency v. Houston Independent School District as soon as this month. One of the key considerations: changes to the system that places sanctions on districts with low-performing schools. TEA argues the changes in the law make their position stronger, and that the agency should be allowed to install a board of governors in place of the democratically elected school board. Republican State Senator Paul Bettencourt of Houston authored the bill that made that possible in 2021. “The bottom line is that if a school system fails, the state needs to move in and change out the leadership,” he said. “Because we can’t afford to lose a generation of kids in a bad education system because they’ve got bad leadership from trustees in specific areas of the state.”    (06) view article  arw

Sabinal ISD’s event center coming to fruition

December 0805:20 AM
 

On Dec. 2, Sabinal Independent School District board members, students, staff, and administrators gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the school’s planned event center, a multi-purpose facility, encompassing an 800-seat gymnasium, concessions, and restrooms. The group convened at the building site between the existing gym and track, and the band performed as the board members broke ground. In May of 2021, approximately 70 percent of voters favored a $6.9 million bond to fund the construction of the building, which will compliment the recently completed track and field complex and newly renovated tennis complex, which were paid for out of local funds. view article  arw

Socorro ISD trustee Najera selected to serve on Texas state advocacy board

December 0708:45 AM
 

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Socorro Independent School Board Trustee Cynthia Najera is about to take on a statewide leadership role. Najera has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of School Boards. She has been chosen for the association’s governing board to represent local public school boards as the interim director for the Region 19 area. Najera, who represents District 2 in Socorro ISD, has been a board trustee for 12 years. During her tenure as a school board member, she has served in various leadership positions, including board president, vice president and secretary. “I am honored to be selected to serve on the TASB Board of Directors as the interim director for Region 19,” Najera said. “My goal is to work with the TASB Board of Directors to further promote, protect and enhance public education for all Texas schoolchildren while highlighting the diverse and unique needs of Region 19 school districts.” view article  arw

A Week Long FBI Investigation Leads to Arrest of Superintendent

December 0708:41 AM
 

A local area superintendent has been arrested following a week long FBI investigation. On November 22nd Seagraves High School Principal, Daylan Sellers, was notified of an investigation by local law enforcement into a school employee and an emergency local school board meeting was held. It was agreed by the school board that Seagraves ISD Superintendent, Joshua Goen, was to be placed on a paid administrative leave.  Just a week after Goen's administrative leave a search warrant was signed by a federal judge and served the morning of December 2nd directly to his home. Investigators with the FBI, Seagraves Police Department and Gaines County Sheriff's Office searched the home shortly after arresting Goen Goen, as per the publishing of this article, is currently in custody of the Gaines County Sheriff's Office. Goen has been charged with Invasive Visual Recording and is currently being held on a $75,000 bond. At this time is unknown if the charges against Goen occurred within any of the Seagraves ISD campuses or off campus; Invasive Visual Recording is considered a State Jail Felony in the State of Texas. view article  arw

Driver charged with kidnapping, capital murder

December 0708:41 AM
 

From some of the earliest moments in the search for 7-year-old Athena Strand last Wednesday evening, investigators knew that a FedEx driver could hold a key piece of evidence in the case.  Strand’s stepmother said a package had been delivered to their Cottondale home in the 200 block of County Road 3573 around 5 p.m. Wednesday.  On Friday afternoon, the driver of that truck was located while delivering packages in the Paradise area. Hours later, the child’s body had been located, and the driver — 31-year-old Tanner Lynn Horner — was in jail facing charges of capital murder of a person under 10 years old and aggravated kidnapping. view article  arw

PSJA ISD, superintendent parting ways after agreement on severance package

December 0708:38 AM
 

PHARR, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The PSJA Independent School District and its superintendent came to an agreement Monday on a severance package Monday, initiating Jorge Arrendondo’s departure as the district’s top administrator. The school board will begin a search for Arredondo’s replacement, the district added. The district announced the decision on its website with a statement from Arredondo. “It has been an incredible honor to have served the students and families at PSJA,” Arredondo said. “With a heavy heart, I announce my departure from PSJA. I leave proudly to know that PSJA is on solid ground. I am grateful to the community at PSJA for allowing me to lead while working together to turn challenges into opportunities for our students and staff to thrive.”    (5) view article  arw

Rep. Burrows, Lubbock ISD trustee discuss district’s safety after Uvalde investigation

December 0708:37 AM
 

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock State Representative Dustin Burrows spoke with area parents Tuesday evening about the state House investigation into the Robb Elementary School shooting in May. He shared his findings and a Lubbock ISD trustee explained the district’s preparation to keep students safe. The public meeting was hosted by the Lubbock Chapter of the Republic National Hispanic Assembly at the Holiday Inn Lubbock south location. Before getting into the findings, Rep. Burrows shared some of his experiences while conducting the investigation over the summer in Uvalde, including meeting one of the victim’s father.  “I’ll never forget the look on his face, and when I say it’s indescribable, I mean it’s indescribable. I don’t know that there are words to describe the pain and anger and sorrow and mixture on those people’s faces and he wasn’t the only one in that community that felt that way,” he said.  Burrows led the State House investigation into the shooting and the response from law enforcement. State leaders praised that preliminary report as a reference for new policies when it comes to school security and law enforcement. view article  arw

Judson ISD trustees name interim superintendent as permanent search begins

December 0708:36 AM
 

Following the sudden resignation of Judson ISD Superintendent Jeanette Ball in late November, the Judson ISD board of trustees named an interim superintendent as it begins laying the groundwork to search for a superintendent. After a more than two hour closed session Thursday, the board voted 5-2 to appoint Milton Fields, former deputy superintendent of student support services, as interim superintendent. While the board unanimously accepted Ball’s resignation, trustees Suzanne Kenoyer and Renée A. Paschall voted no on the motion to appoint Fields. In closed session, the board discussed an agenda item regarding “employee concerns.” When the board reconvened, trustees unanimously voted to continue the discussion in closed session.  The board also unanimously voted to begin the request for qualifications for a superintendent search firm.   (06) view article  arw

Godley ISD extends Superintendent Dear’s contract by five years

December 0708:32 AM
 

Godley ISD school board trustees extended the contract of Superintendent Rich Dear during a special meeting on Friday at Legacy Elementary School.The board gathered to conduct an evaluation of the superintendent and then were unanimous in extending Dear’s contract with a new five-term ending in June 2028.  “Dr. Dear has been with this district for over 17 years and has been our lead learner for 11 years. He has guided this district through unprecedented growth and many unforeseen challenges we have faced in the last few years,” board President Matt McKittrick said. “The unanimous action taken by the board to extend his contract shows that the board and the community as a whole support the direction of our school district. We are proud to have Dr. Dear and his family as members of our community.”  School trustees will next meet Dec. 12. Board meetings are held at Godley High School, 9501 Texas 171.    (06) view article  arw

Clark Middle School holds Career Day event

December 0708:30 AM
 

LAREDO, TX. (KGNS) - Students at Clark Middle School got a chance to see what careers await them in the near future. Some of the agencies who took part in Tuesday’s Career Day were the Laredo Police Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection as well as other organizations. Our very own Marissa Rodriguez Limon who is a reporter with our sister station Telemundo took part in the career day event as well. Pamela Arredondo, the principal at the middle school said it’s important to open student’s eyes to different career paths. view article  arw

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Belton ISD to name new Elementary School after James Burrell

December 0708:30 AM
 

BELTON, Texas — You have to be pretty important to have something named after you. James Burrell is just that. The late Burrell was known in the Belton community as a lover, a giver and overall hard working man who dedicated his time to others more than himself. Burrell was a teacher and coach at the T.B. Harris School before the school integrated in 1966 and continued working in the district well beyond then. He taught all different groups and ages. His daughter Lawanda said he loved to teach special education classes because it was his belief that all kids should get the chance to learn no matter what. "I started crying because it's an it's an amazing honor," Burrell's daughter Lawanda said after she learned the news that Belton ISD's next elementary school would be named after her father. view article  arw

Settlement reached between Brock ISD, Sayre family

December 0708:30 AM
 

WEATHERFORD — The parents of 6-year-old Brock student struck and killed by a school bus in April have reached a settlement with Brock ISD, attorney Kevin A. Koudelka said. Sean and Tori Sayre filed suit against the school district, the school bus manufacturer Blue Bird and the company that sold the bus, Rush Truck Centers of Texas, on behalf of their daughter Emory. The suit sought compensatory damages and punitive damages as a result of negligence on the part of the manufacturer and the company that made and sold the bus. Koudelka said the terms of the settlement between the Sayres and Brock ISD were confidential. “The loss of a student is always heart wrenching for a school district and its students, parents, teachers, and administrators,” Brock ISD said in a statement sent to the Weatherford Democrat. “We are still reeling from the effects of losing Emory and will be for a long time. We wish nothing but comfort and love for the entire Sayre family.” Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were called out to the scene in the neighborhood along Canyon Creek Circle a little after 4 p.m. on April 25 regarding a child who had been struck by a school bus. The bus, a 2021 Blue Bird for Brock ISD, was traveling southeast when it stopped to offload several students. view article  arw

Texas to receive $168M in Walmart opioid agreement

December 0708:30 AM
 

AUSTIN — Texas is slated to receive $168 million from a $3.1 billion settlement with Walmart for its role in the opioid epidemic, the Texas Attorney General’s Office announced Friday.  The agreement will largely track the terms of the Global Prescription Opioid Litigation Settlement Agreement that 52 states and territories signed onto in July 2021, state officials said.While Walmart agreed to distribute large sums of money to settle the lawsuits, the agreement includes no admission of wrongdoing, fault or liability of any kind on the part of Walmart, documents show.  “This settlement is yet another example of my office’s commitment to protecting the people of Texas and ensuring that we hold accountable those who have violated the law and worsened the effects of the opioid epidemic,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement.  The Walmart agreement is the latest in a series of wins for Texas as it continues to seek financial compensation for the negative impacts of the opioid epidemic. view article  arw

KCBD Investigates: Seagraves ISD superintendent arrested, law enforcement raids home

December 0708:30 AM
 

SEAGRAVES, Texas (KCBD) - Seagraves ISD Superintendent Joshua Neil Goen is in the Gaines County Jail charged with invasive visual recording. The Gaines County Sheriff’s Office confirmed deputies worked with the Seagraves Police Department to arrest Goen on Monday without incident. On Tuesday, multiple agencies served a federal warrant at Goen’s Seagraves home. The FBI, Seagraves police officers and Gaines County Sheriff’s deputies searched Goen’s home for hours. view article  arw

PTAs host fireside chat with new reps for Denton ISD families

December 0708:30 AM
 

The Denton ISD Council of PTAs joins Raise Your Hand Texas and Denton Chamber of Commerce in a meet and greet with newly elected state representatives at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Guyer High School Auditorium. Kronda Thimesch Kronda Thimesch view article  arw

Allen ISD votes to wait until election before filling Place 7 seat

December 0708:30 AM
 

Following the resignation of Allen ISD trustee Vatsa Ramanathan, the Allen ISD Board of Trustees has begun the process to fill the vacancy. According to Board President Amy Gnadt, the board has 180 days to either appoint a new member or hold a special election to fill the vacancy. Because the deadline to fill the vacancy falls on June 3, the board unanimously voted to wait until the May 2023 election to fill the vacancy. Gnadt said at the meeting that if the board appointed a new trustee, they would only serve for around 90 days, as the appointment would be approved after election filing begins on Jan. 18. After nearly six years on the board, Ramanathan resigned following a vote to approve school boundary changes that resulted in the closure of two elementary schools. view article  arw

‘Bad timing’: Dallas ISD’s former superintendent, Dr. Michael Hinojosa, confirms he will not run for mayor

December 0708:30 AM
 

DALLAS — Dr. Michael Hinojosa, the former superintendent for the Dallas Independent School District, will not run for Dallas mayor as had been widely expected by political watchers. Reached by phone on Tuesday afternoon, Hinojosa confirmed to WFAA that he has no plans to run for mayor now. When asked why he’s choosing not to pursue politics presently, Hinojosa said it’s “bad timing” for him right now. Hinojosa’s announcement earlier this year that he would leave Dallas ISD was a bombshell in local politics. It had been widely believed that he was departing the top role at the state’s second largest school district to run for mayor. Campaign consultants told WFAA at the time that Hinojosa was readying for a career in politics. But since leaving Dallas ISD in July, Hinojosa has been busy as a consultant for several large educational clients. And consulting is far more lucrative financially than politics. view article  arw

ONLY ON ABC13: Spring ISD looking into claim that stranger tried to lure 14-year-old

December 0708:30 AM
 

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) -- A 14-year-old girl in Spring ISD said she was followed by a man who got out of his car and chased her as she was walking home from the school bus. Jeremy Yeakey said his daughter is a ninth-grade student at Wunsche Senior High School and gets dropped off at the bus stop at Bay Leaf and Trailing Vine every day. On Nov. 30 at about 3 p.m., she noticed a silver sedan with a black stripe near the bus.  "A guy rolled down the window and waved her over after bus took off and said, 'Hey, come over here,'" Yeakey said. "My daughter took off running, because she knew something wasn't right with that. He got out of the car and started chasing her."  According to Yeakey, the terrifying encounter didn't end there. He says the man got back in his car after he could not catch her, went down the street, and got out with a rag in his hand as he chased after her again. view article  arw

Former DISD chief Michael Hinojosa not running for Dallas mayor, report says

December 0708:30 AM
 

Former Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa will not run for mayor of Dallas, according to a news report. Hinojosa told CBS11 that he would not challenge Mayor Eric Johnson because he is busy with consultant work. Hinojosa, who worked for the district for more than a decade, left his position earlier than initially planned, sparking speculation on a potential mayoral run. view article  arw

Grant offers $1.5 million to students in Dallas early college high school programs

December 0708:30 AM
 

Thousands of Texas students take early college high school classes that can get them halfway to a bachelor's degree while still in high school, and for free. But too many fail to finish. Nineteen-year-old Virgie Toliver’s a junior at the University of North Texas at Dallas, thanks to a couple years of college credits earned while attending Lincoln High School. Lincoln’s one of many local schools where bright kids can take free college courses — or gain certifications — by the time they finish high school. Toliver liked the Early College High School plan, signed up, and gained an unexpected education along the way. view article  arw

For the first time, community hears from Tesla about proposed facility

December 0708:30 AM
 

ROBSTOWN, Texas — Monday was the first opportunity the community had, to hear from Tesla on their proposed lithium refinery facility. Tesla previously filed a chapter 313 tax application which revealed details about the facility they want to bring to Nueces County. Robstown Independent School District voiced they are in support of bringing in Tesla. The tech giant is now seeking a tax abatement from Nueces County. view article  arw

School districts across North Texas are finding it challenging to fill vacancies

December 0708:25 AM
 

School districts across North Texas are finding it challenging to fill all of their vacancies. The "help wanted" sign is out in full force at school districts across North Texas. That includes the Fort Worth ISD. Chief Talent Officer Raul Pena says the district is especially finding it hard to fill vacancies in high-needs areas such as bilingual education, math, science and special education - positions that need additional certification. The Fort Worth ISD is holding another on-the-spot hiring fair this Saturday - December 10th, not only for prospective new teachers but also for current teachers looking to make a change. view article  arw

Marble Falls ISD superintendent named to national health council

December 0708:25 AM
 

Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Chris Allen was selected to serve on the American Heart Association’s Superintendent Council. He will serve a two-year term along with nine other superintendents representing a diverse set of communities from across the United States. The selection was made Nov. 1. Allen and his fellow council members will participate in national stakeholder sessions and offer expertise t view article  arw

Weslaco ISD receives $5M for student well-being and safety

December 0708:25 AM
 

The district’s news release said the funds are to expand programs dealing with student well-being, school safety and curriculum. “These are outside grants that we have received thus far,” Superintendent Dino Coronado said. “It’s a credit to a great team because it takes all of them to put this together.” view article  arw

Killeen ISD confirms 4 sign language interpreters rehired Tuesday

December 0708:25 AM
 

Deaf and hard of hearing students may get their interpreters back before the Christmas holiday. The Killeen Independent School District issued an update to parents and guardians of deaf and hard of hearing students Tuesday announcing certain uncertified sign language interpreters are in the process of being rehired. view article  arw

Canutillo ISD looks for path ahead after voters reject latest bond

December 0708:25 AM
 

Election night felt like déjà vu for the Canutillo Independent School District’s superintendent: For the second time in a year, the two bond proposals on the ballot were failing by margins of more than 20 percentage points. The proposals, which totaled $264.1 million, would have funded renovations across its 10 campuses and allowed the district of 6,000 students to refinance debt it took out to support remote learning. view article  arw

Here’s how to attend Corpus Christi ISD’s drug education symposium

December 0708:25 AM
 

Corpus Christi ISD is hosting a parent symposium focused on drug education Saturday. The Helping Others through Prevention and Education symposium is aimed at CCISD families, as well as community members in neighboring districts and across the Coastal Bend. "We recognize drug abuse impacts the community and that's why we're opening it up to anybody," chief instructional support officer Jennifer Arismendi said. "It's about the greater good of making sure adults are aware and know the signs to look for in friends, family or loved ones who may be using drugs or other types of unhealthy habits and what's available and what they can do to intervene." view article  arw

Richardson ISD hosting internet safety discussion

December 0708:25 AM
 

Internet safety for kids will be the topic of a Richardson ISD seminar for parents, guardians, and community members. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Richardson ISD Professional Development Center, 701 W. Belt Line Road, according to a district announcement. Topics of discussion will include ways to use the internet safely and responsibly. Lana Ahrens, director of training and community outreach at Dallas County Children’s Advocacy Center, will be the presenter. view article  arw

Election victors must govern for all Texans

December 0708:25 AM
 

Texans once again aligned with the Republican Party this month by electing GOP candidates in every statewide office on the ballot and returning the party’s healthy majority to the Legislature. This was no surprise. Republicans have been winning statewide elections in Texas for the better part of 30 years. More startling than the results was the way that the Republican Party of Texas reacted to them. In an email the day after the election, the state GOP warned of “two distinct Americas” at war with each other. “There is no longer any middle ground. Any appeal to common sense, rational thinking, or compromising is over,” the party’s screed read. This is the type of toxic tribalism that has turned so many Americans away from politics. Nowhere in the Texas Constitution does it say that Republican elected officials only represent Republican citizens, or that Democratic elected officials only represent Democratic citizens. While it is the job of political parties to create contrasts, those who actually govern understand that this work requires collaboration and cooperation. view article  arw

Port Arthur LNG project speeds up as it lands another European buyer

December 0708:25 AM
 

Port Arthur LNG has signed a long-term contract with French utility Engie, the liquefied natural gas project's third such deal in three weeks, helping to move it closer to reality. Under the 15-year agreement announced Tuesday, Engie will buy 875,000 metric tons of LNG annually from the facility in Port Arthur. The deal between Engie and San Diego-based Sempra, which owns Port Arthur LNG, stipulates that the gas Engie buys must be sourced from producers that are independently certified according to environmental, social and governance criteria. So-called ESG principles are typically established by analysts or investment experts in a specific business sector. view article  arw