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Vacant Hardin ISD; Search By: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Vacant Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Executive Director; Search By: Arrow Educational Services, Inc.INFO
Vacant La Vernia ISD; Search By: Walsh Gallegos & Education Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant Hays CISD; Search by: Thompson & Horton LLPINFO
Vacant Rocksprings ISD; Search By: Rocksprings ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant City View ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Cedar Hill ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services INFO
Vacant Paradise ISD ; Search By: Paradise ISD School Board and Robert Criswell InfoINFO
Vacant Lorenzo ISD; Search By: Region 17 ESCINFO
Vacant Lumberton ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant North Lamar ISD; Search By: Education Solutions and Services with Letha Hopkins and Randy Hancock InfoINFO
Vacant Olton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Fredericksburg ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Vacant Sharyland ISD; Search By: Jones, Galligan, Key & Lozano L.L.P InfoINFO
Vacant Perryton ISD; Search By: Region 16 ESC InfoINFO
Vacant Temple ISD; Search by: Executive Search Services InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Midway ISD; Randel Beaver; Retired superintendent from Archer City ISD; Search By: Region 9 ESC infoINFO
Lone Finalist Port Neches-Groves ISD; Dr. Mike Gonzales; Elementary Principal of Beaumont ISD; Search By: Port Neches-Groves ISD and Interim Superintendent, Dr. Jimmy Creel INFO
Lone Finalist Red Lick ISD;  Brandon Dennard; Assistant Superintendent of North Lamar ISD; Search By Red Lick ISD School BoardINFO
Lone Finalist Valley Mills ISD ; Mike Kelly; Middle School Principal of China Spring ISD; Search By: Valley Mills ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist Tarkington ISD ; Dr. Marc Keith; Assistant Superintendent of Port Neches- Groves ISD; Search By: Tarkington ISD Board of Trustees InfoINFO
Lone Finalist Groesbeck ISD; James Cowley; Superintendent of Calhoun County ISD; Search By TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Huntsville ISD; Scott Sheppard; Assistant Superintendent School Administration Secondary Principals of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD; Search By: DRV Education Search Services infoINFO
New Super San Benito CISD; Search By: JG Consulting - James GuerraINFO
New Super Hutto ISD ; Dr. Celina Estrada Thomas; Assistant Superintendent of Fredericksburg ISD; Search By: JG Consulting INFO
New Super Nocona ISD; Dr. David Waters; Assistant Superintendent, Llano ISD Search By: Region 9 ESCINFO
New Super La Feria ISD; Cathy Lee Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum at Judson ISD; search by Walsh Gallegos & Educational Consultant Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Hamlin ISD - Dr. Randy Burks , interim superintendent ,Hamlin ISD; Search By Region 14 ESC & Ronnie Kincaid infoINFO
New Super Lexington ISD; Dr. Tonya Knowlton; Principal; Harleton High School Search By: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Teague ISD; Chris Skinner; Principal of Teague ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services InfoINFO
New Super Venus ISD ; James Hopper, Superintendent of Anahuac ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search Services INFO
New Super Bushland ISD; Chris Wigington, Superintendent of Big Spring ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Comfort ISD; Tanya Monroe; Superintendent of Brownfield ISD; Search By: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO

San Marcos CISD trustees debate cost, financing options for new admin building after mold found

December 1508:25 AM
 

As San Marcos CISD prepared to move into a temporary building that will be home to administrative staff for the next two years, the SMCISD board of trustees was weighing five options for the replacement of the school’s administration building currently located on South LBJ Drive. The move comes following confirmed reports of mold in the building, which was found during two air-quality tests. view article  arw

Dallas School Board Approves New Names for Three Schools Currently Named After Confederate Generals

December 1508:25 AM
 

The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to approve three new names for elementary schools named after Confederate generals. Starting with the new school year, Robert E. Lee Elementary will be known as Geneva Heights Elementary; Stonewall Jackson Elementary's new name will be Mockingbird Elementary School and William L. Cabell Elementary becomes Chapel Hill Preparatory. The names of Lee and Jackson are well known across the country. William Cabell was a brigadier general in the Confederate Army and later served as mayor of Dallas. view article  arw

Abbott suggests hitting pause button in grading schools hit hardest by Harvey

December 1508:25 AM
 

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has asked the state's education commissioner to waive some rules used in evaluating schools in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey, a move that could bring a one-year reprieve to Houston ISD and other school districts facing possible state takeover over long-struggling schools. Districts most severely affected by Harvey have been urging the state to postpone grading and potentially penalizing them in the wake of a storm that triggered catastrophic flooding, damaged schools, delayed the start of classes and displaced students.  view article  arw

Dallas ISD removes Confederate school names

December 1508:20 AM
 

The DISD Board of Trustees voted Thursday night on name changes for three elementary schools bearing the names of Confederate leaders. Back in September, right around the time the Robert E. Lee Statue was being removed from its 81-year-old location in Oak Lawn, the DISD Trustees voted unanimously to proceed with the name changes for three schools, giving each school organization the task of coming up with a recommended name. The vote approved three names changes: view article  arw

Houston ISD approves rebuild of 4 Harvey-damaged schools

December 1508:15 AM
 

Four Houston ISD elementary schools heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey's flood waters will undergo a total rebuild. The HISD Board of Trustees voted on the plan Thursday night that includes demolishing the elementary schools and rebuilding on the same site. It's been a challenging year for HISD. After Hurricane Harvey students didn't return to class until Sept. 11. Schools with more significant damage were delayed opening even longer. view article  arw

Dallas ISD Board Votes on New Vanguard Academy

December 1508:15 AM
 

More choices may be coming soon for parents of Dallas ISD students who test as talented and gifted. The district's board of trustees is expected to vote Thursday night on adding an additional Vanguard Academy to an area of the district that is considered underserved when it comes to options for those students. Sidney Lanier Elementary has been a Vanguard Academy for 16 years. Lanier specializes in performing arts. Its focus is to help children who test as talented and gifted prepare for a future of higher education. view article  arw

Nonprofit ranks Clint ISD first in providing meals to low-income students

December 1508:15 AM
 

The Clint Independent School District in far East El Paso was named as the top-ranking school district in Texas for providing meals to low-income students. Children at Risk, a nonprofit that conducts research and advocacy for children's issues across Texas, ranked Clint first in a report that evaluated how school districts provide meals to their low-income student population.  view article  arw

Dallas-area school district cancels classes due to flu

December 1508:15 AM
 

A Dallas-area school district has canceled classes to try to prevent further cases of the flu as more and more students were absent because of illness. Sunnyvale Independent School District officials announced Monday that Tuesday and Wednesday classes were canceled. The district has about 1,820 students and includes an elementary, middle school and high school, all located on the same site. Superintendent Doug Williams says the district will be disinfecting while the students are out.  view article  arw

Eighth graders experiment with hovercraft to apply concepts from lessons

December 1508:15 AM
 

Eighth grade students at S.C. Lee in Copperas Cove had a little fun Wednesday by applying what they have learned earlier this semester to use a hovercraft. A grant used from the Copperas Cove Education Foundation allowed students the opportunity to learn what propels and lifts hovercrafts off the ground. Copperas Cove High School students built the hovercraft. view article  arw

Longview teachers awarded almost $1M in incentives

December 1508:15 AM
 

Longview ISD trustees have awarded almost $1 million in incentive pay for high-achieving teachers. The board this week unanimously approved Longview Incentive for Teachers pay for performance during the 2016-17 school year on state accountability ratings. LIFT awards, along with other district incentive pay, to staff members was up about $170,000 compared with the $820,000 that was paid this past year and more than doubled the $350,000 given to district staffers in 2014-15, the first year of the program. view article  arw

Hargrave High adds 200 classroom laptops due to dual credit enrollment growth

December 1508:15 AM
 

Over the past three years, dual credit course enrollment in Huffman ISD has experienced significant growth. In the 2015-2016 school year, Hargrave High School had 78 dual credit students. That number jumped to 124 the following year, and now in the 2017-2018 school year, there are 210 students enrolled in dual credit courses. "This impacts our computer lab availability due to the fact that a very high percentage of our 210 students taking dual credit courses are scheduled into a class period where they report to a computer lab and perform the requirements of their online course," said Joel Nolte, Huffman ISD assistant superintendent.  view article  arw

Tyler ISD students put their tiny house up for sale

December 1508:14 AM
 

TYLER - The sounds of machines buzzing emanates from the end of a long hallway in Tyler ISD’s state-of-the-art Career and Technology Center, which has all of the high-tech gadgets students and teachers could ask for.  As visitors approach the last shop in the corridor, they begin to recognize the sounds of machines familiar, if not slightly out of place right next door to an engineering and design class. view article  arw

Families will benefit from donation to Communities in Schools

December 1507:45 AM
 

A local organization is helping another to brighten the lives of families this holiday season. People Offering Wisdom Empowerment and Resources, or P.O.W.E.R., has donated more than $2,000 in toys, clothing, books and supplies to Communities in Schools of Greater Central Texas. view article  arw

Pampa ISD strengthens AP program

December 1507:45 AM
 

For the first time in Pampa Independent School District history, the district earned Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll honors from the College Board. Pampa ISD is one of 26 school districts in Texas to receive this honor this year. The district is also one of 447 districts in the United States and Canada to earn placement on the 8th annual AP District Honor Roll. “All the kids at Pampa High School can be successful in AP if we provide them with enough support and so that’s kind of our ‘go to’ is how are we going to help our kids,” said Hugh Piatt, the principal at Pampa H.S. “We want the kids to be successful now that they’re in this upper level program.” view article  arw

6 children dead in train-bus crash in France, cause unknown

December 1507:30 AM
 

Two more students died Friday from their injuries after a regional train sliced open a school bus in southern France, bringing the overall death toll to six. Authorities in the Pyrenees-Orientales region announced the new deaths a day after the horrific crash at a crossing close to the Spanish border. French media said the dead were two 11-year-old girls. view article  arw

Gatesville teen passes away

December 1507:30 AM
 

A 16-year-old Gatesville student passed away Tuesday.  Clancy Evetts Lawhorn was a sophomore at Gatesville High School and was active in the Fighting Hornet Band at the school.  view article  arw

Outstanding Educator: Temple ISD’s Kathy Cook

December 1507:30 AM
 

This month, our Outstanding Educator award honored Temple ISD's Kathy Cook. Mrs. Cook is the principal at Western Hills Elementary School. When she retired after eight years as principal at Belton High School, Mrs. Cook felt a void without her students. "I wasn't complete without kids," Mrs. Cook said. "I did a year without kids, and it wasn't for me." So, when an interim principal position opened at Western Hills Elementary School, she took it. She expected the gig to last a semester. But, after falling in love with the job, she applied and became the permanent principal. view article  arw

FOUR BROWNWOOD ISD MUSIC TEACHERS AWARDED TMEA GRANTS

December 1507:30 AM
 

This grant program was offered exclusively to active TMA members who teach elementary music, to be used in elementary music programs. Music teachers could apply for grants to purchase music, music equipment, instruments, and other music education materials for use during this school year. view article  arw

New Charges for Former Highland Park ISD Coach

December 1507:30 AM
 

A former Highland Park ISD coach who was arrested last week in Potter County is also facing the same charges in Randall County. Brian Pantoja, 25, is facing one count of improper relationship between an educator and a student in Randall County. view article  arw

Warrants issued for 5 East Texas students accused of sexually assaulting girl

December 1507:30 AM
 

Felony warrants have been issued for the five East Texas junior high school students who reportedly sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl. According to the Texarkana Police Department, the warrants were issued for students at Pleasant Grove Junior High School who allegedly assaulted the victim on a school bus while returning from a basketball game in Paris on November 30, 2017. view article  arw

Silsbee robotics team reaches state competition

December 1507:30 AM
 

The Silsbee High School robotics team will soon compete for a state championship. Silsbee's team GOLD! won the Pasadena ISD VEX In the Zone tournament in Houston last weekend. Emerging victorious from a field of 40 teams, Silsbee now advances to the VEX Robotics state championship in February. view article  arw

Making the Makers: Pilot program, developed by A&M, gives kids at Neal Elementary tools to pursue STEM

December 1507:30 AM
 

Teacher, firefighter and professional athlete used to top the list of what students at Neal Elementary in Bryan wanted to be when they grew up. But in the past couple of years, the list has become a variation on "engineer." The difference between then and now is $1 million in grant money and a pilot program known as Making the Makers. view article  arw

Yes, there will be classes Thursday in Mount Pleasant ISD

December 1408:42 AM
 

Classes will resume Thursday at schools in Mount Pleasant, Texas. A Mount Pleasant ISD spokeswoman says both the schools and the school buses will follow their regular schedules. No classes were held Wednesday due to a natural gas pipeline break the previous day that disrupted service to thousands of customers, including schools in Mount Pleasant and Mount Vernon. view article  arw

Brownsville ISD Employees Divided on District of Innovation Plans

December 1408:40 AM
 

After hearing testimony from several educators and one student, the Brownsville Independent School District ISD Board of Trustees voted in favor of becoming a District of Innovation, in order to compete with charter schools. While some district employees are disappointed in the board’s decision, others say it’s a step in the right direction.  view article  arw

Newtown is ‘still so raw,’ five years after massacre

December 1408:40 AM
 

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Tangible reminders of the massacre still linger. On the door of the Blue Colony Diner, next to the quarter candy dispensers, a frayed sticker clings to the glass. A teddy bear with wings cradles a smaller bear, alongside a message declaring that the town’s “26 Angels” are “Always Here, Never Forgotten.”  Not all the signs of the bloodshed that erupted five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary are as visible.  view article  arw

High school to be named after Johnson couple

December 1408:40 AM
 

Hays CISD leaders Monday officially named the district’s third campus after one of its founding members. By a 7-0 vote, the Hays CISD board of trustees named High School 3 (HS3) as William Moe and Gene Johnson High. Moe Johnson was an integral cog in the consolidation of Hays CISD in 1968 and was the district’s superintendent for many years.  view article  arw

School bus inferno kills student and driver

December 1408:40 AM
 

A fire erupted on a school bus after it backed into a ditch in western Iowa early Tuesday, killing a student and the bus driver, investigators said. No one else was on the bus when the fire erupted around 7 a.m. southeast of Oakland, which is about 35 miles east of Omaha, Nebraska. view article  arw

Marlin superintendent claims TEA monitor misled previous board

December 1408:39 AM
 

Marlin Independent School District’s superintendent said Tuesday that a state-appointed monitor fed district and state officials reports for years showing improvements in instruction that had not happened. “We had some children years behind in education because adults chose to play games with reports rather than tell the truth,” Superintendent Michael Seabolt wrote in an email to the Tribune-Herald on Wednesday. view article  arw

5 years ago, Sandy Hook school shooting shocked US

December 1408:38 AM
 

On Dec. 14, 2012, the nightmare of many parents became a reality. Five years ago Thursday, 20 children were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The gunman also killed six adults at the school and his mother before taking his own life. view article  arw

Another FBI informant testifies about under-the-table dealings

December 1408:33 AM
 

To maximize business, a local insurance broker exploited its connections at the San Antonio Independent School District at various levels so it could land and keep lucrative contracts that paid out handsome commissions.  The broker, the Mullen Group, worked its political contacts on the SAISD school board to keep a superintendent that would be supportive of the Mullen Group, and lobbied the contacts to push through the hiring of a consultant that not only would work for the district, but secretly for the Mullen Group as well, according to testimony Wednesday in a federal bribery trial for a former SAISD trustee. view article  arw

A Reader Writes… The Angry Dinosaur - Part 1

December 1408:33 AM
 

You, good sir, are out of touch with reality. Come down out of that ivory tower and get down in the trenches with us, and I guarantee it will not take you long to see that this teacher (the one who wrote the newspaper article) is spot-on. view article  arw

Board hears progress report on curriculum audit

December 1408:30 AM
 

The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees got an update on eight campuses that are on improvement required status under state accountability standards due to low state test scores. Trustees also got a progress report on steps being taken to implement recommendations from a curriculum audit conducted by WLK Educational Consultants that focused on kindergarten through third grade English Language Arts. The audit was commissioned by the Education  view article  arw

Amarillo ISD seeking homegrown educators with new CORE program

December 1408:30 AM
 

Amarillo Independent School District is launching a program that will guarantee certain students job offers to teach at district schools after graduation from West Texas A&M University. Called Cultivating our Rising Educators, or CORE, the program is designed to identify future teachers and encourage them to return to teach at Amarillo ISD, which struggles to find minority teachers or attract teachers from outside of Amarillo. view article  arw

Herman: The 2018 Texas primary matchups worth watching

December 1408:30 AM
 

Now that we know the fields, let’s look for the fun. Monday was the filing deadline for the March primaries. Seems like we’ve got some potentially interesting/entertaining races. Hurray for us. Let’s see what’s going to be worth keeping an eye on.  Atop the list is the possibility that the Democrats could lose their own gubernatorial primary. Let me explain.  Ten candidates have filed in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.  view article  arw