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Vacant Mullin ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.C. (search suspended)INFO
Vacant Boling ISD; Search by: Boling ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Wimberley ISD; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant La Grange ISD; Search by: Dr. Curtis Cullwell & Dr. Rich Elsasser, Exec. Dir. Region 13 ESCINFO
Vacant Hempstead ISD; Search by: KARCZEWSKI BRADSHAW SPALDINGINFO
Vacant San Perlita ISD; Search by: San Perlita ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Medina Valley ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant High Island ISD; Search by: Region 5 ESC, Exec. Dir. Dr. Danny LovettINFO
Vacant Mason ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESC, Casey Callahan, Executive DirectorINFO
Vacant Region 4 Executive Director; Search by: Thomposon & Horton LLP - Dr. Mike Moses & David ThompsonINFO
Vacant Anton ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Vacant Hemphill ISD; Search by: Hemphill ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Vacant Hermleigh ISD; Search by: Ronnie KincaidINFO
Vacant Sweetwater ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Vacant Dalhart ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Snook ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Benjamin ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Vacant Channing ISD; Search by: Channing ISD Board of Trustees & Region 16 ESC, Nathan Maxwell, Exec. Dir.INFO
Vacant Brackett ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Lazbuddie ISD; INFO
Vacant Sterling City ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Vacant Premont ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Vacant Navarro ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Jeanette Winn MoczygembaINFO
Vacant Chireno ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Mr. Gary PattersonINFO
Vacant Miles ISD; Search by: Region 15 ESCINFO
Vacant Crowell ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
Vacant Vysehrad ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Vacant Wichita Falls ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Vacant Ganado ISD; Search by: Region 3 ESC, Exec. Dir. Morris LyonINFO
Lone Finalist Whitharral ISD - Ben Prowell, Superintendent,Wellman-Union ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
Lone Finalist Sweeny ISD - Dr. Daniel E. Fuller, Superintendent,Stockdale ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Simms ISD - Edward May, Principal,Simms ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Muenster ISD - Scott Bicknell, Superintendent,Glasscock County ISD; Search by: Meunster ISD Board of Trustees & Supt. Steven SelfINFO
Lone Finalist Motley County ISD - Kurt Koepke, Principal,Hartley ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
Lone Finalist Marion ISD - Dr. Don M. Beck, Assistant Superintendent,Channelview ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Eustace ISD - Dr. Julia McMains, Assistant Superintendent,Palacios ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Burkeville ISD - Gordon Thomas, Superintendent,Benjamin ISD; Dr. Darrell Myers & Burkeville ISD Board of TrustessINFO
Lone Finalist Moulton ISD - Dr. Renee Fairchild, Superintendent,Sweet Home ISD; Search by: Moulton ISD Board or Trustees & Interim Supt. Mark PoolINFO
Lone Finalist Snyder ISD - Robert Rauch, Superintendent,Sterling City ISD; Search by Snyder ISD Board of TrusteesINFO
Lone Finalist DeSoto ISD - Dr. Usamah Rodgers, Deputy Superintendent,Dallas ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
Lone Finalist Buena Vista ISD - Richard "Mason" Kyle, Principal,Meadow ISD; Search by: Region 18 ESC, Dr. Dewitt SmithINFO
Lone Finalist Stratford ISD - Dr. Paul Uttley, Superintendent,Paradise ISD; Search by: Straford ISD Board of Trustees, Jo Hinds, PresidentINFO
Lone Finalist Roma ISD - Carlos Gonzalez, Superintendent,Zapata Co. ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
Lone Finalist Alpine ISD - Dr. Michelle Rinehart, Assistant Superintendent,Rankin ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
Lone Finalist Glasscock County ISD - Ben Eubanks, Superintendent,Iredell ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Lone Finalist Christoval ISD - Clint Askins, Superintendent,Miles ISD; Search by: CCR Educational Consultants, Dr. Skip Casey, Staci Robertson, & Rod TownsendINFO
Lone Finalist Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips CISD - Jamie Copley, Superintendent,Follett ISD; Search by: PSP CISD Board of Trustees and Michael LeeINFO
Lone Finalist Dallas ISD - Dr. Stephanie Elizalde, Superintendent,Austin ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Dr. Ann DixonINFO
Lone Finalist Gonzales ISD - Dr. Elmer Avellaneda, Assistant Superintendent,Corsicana ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Lewisville ISD - Dr. Lori Rapp, Deputy Superintendent,Lewisville ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., Mr. Gary Patterson & Dr. Karen RueINFO
New Super Krum ISD - Jason Cochran, Superintendent,Eastland ISD; Search by: Arrow Educational ServicesINFO
New Super Post ISD - Cassie Petty , Superintendent,Harmleigh ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESCINFO
New Super Alba-Golden ISD - Macie Thompson, Principal,Alba-Golden ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Childress ISD - Mark Dykes, Superintendent,Collinsville ISD; Search by: Childress ISD Board of Trustees, Carl Taylor & Rod TownsendINFO
New Super Tuloso-Midway ISD - Stephen Van Matre, Superintendent,Premont ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search ServicesINFO
New Super Ralls ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
New Super Guthrie CSD - Steve Wolf, Superintendent,Lazbuddie ISD; Search by: Region 17 ESC, Kyle Wargo Exec. DirectorINFO
New Super Forestburg ISD - Jason Briles, Principal,​Forestburg ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
New Super Newcastle ISD - Michael Shane Mallory, Principal,Highland ISD; Search by: Region 9 ESC, Darren Francis and Kenny MillerINFO
New Super Northwest ISD - Davis Hicks, Superintendent,Sherman ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
New Super Tarkington ISD - Elna Davis, Area Superintendent,Grand Prairie ISD; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
New Super Grandview ISD - Kirby Basham; Search by: Leasor Crass, P.CINFO
New Super San Isidro ISD - Sara Alvarado, Assistant Superintendent,San Benito ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco ISD - Dr. Marcy Baez, Assistant Superintendent,San Marcos ISD; Search by: O’Hanlon, Demerath & CastilloINFO
New Super La Feria ISD - Cynthia Anne Torres, Assistant Superintendent,Sharyland ISD; Search by: Walsh, Gallegos, Treviño, Kyle & Robinson P.C., & Education Consultant Mr. Gary PattersonINFO
New Super Elgin ISD - Jana Rueter, Assistant Superintendent,San Angelo ISD; Search by: TASB Executive Search Services adINFO
New Super Milford ISD; Education Solutions and Services Mike Smith & Letha HopkinsINFO

These Texas teachers are addressing the state’s staffing shortages

May 2308:35 AM
 

Two dozen teachers — including one from a Dallas elementary school — will help Texas education officials combat educator shortages across the state. The Texas Education Agency on Wednesday announced the names of those being added to the state’s Teacher Vacancy Task Force, which now includes 52 members. Among those are Eric Hale, a former Teacher of the Year. He joins DISD’s Josue Tamarez Torres, who serves as the chair of the task force. State officials announced plans in March to add more classroom educators to the group after attracting major criticism because only two classroom teachers were part of the original 28-person group. Educator advocates said they didn’t feel like their voices were going to be heard. “Teachers are the single most important school-based factor affecting student outcomes,” TEA Commissioner Mike Morath said in a statement. “Having these two-dozen additional perspectives from a diverse and talented pool of Texas classroom teachers is going to immensely benefit the important considerations before the Task Force.” view article  arw

Duncanville ISD shares excitement after trustees approve salary increases for all teachers, staff

May 2308:30 AM
 

A new compensation plan for the 2022-2023 school year will give Duncanville ISD teachers a 6.6% pay increase. Other district staffers will receive a 4% increase. It's the end of the school year and there is a certain energy of excitement you'll find across Duncanville Independent School District. In addition to wrapping up classes, teachers and staff are soaking in some good news. “Our staff is always excited whenever they are getting an increase for what they do, for what they absolutely love to do,” Chief Human Resources Director of Duncanville ISD Kathleen Brown said. view article  arw

Grateful, excited Hudson grads cross stage

May 2308:30 AM
 

NACOGDOCHES — The Hudson High School class of 2022 contemplated the journey they shared together — and thanked those who supported them along the way — during commencement exercises at the William R. Johnson Coliseum Saturday night. Class president Ian Hancock thanked Hudson ISD for the outstanding education he and his classmates had received and for making their graduation possible. He also encouraged his classmates to always give their best effort in whatever path they take and to prioritize God in their lives. “We’ve been taught the importance of work ethic, respect, integrity, responsibility and a positive attitude,” he said. “Success will follow if you show these core values we’ve been taught from our years at Hudson.”  Superintendent Donny Webb also thanked the teachers, administrators, staff, school board, family members and friends for the efforts they put forth to ensure the success of the students.   Furthermore, Webb said that in accordance with Psalm 20:4, he prays God will give the students the desires of their hearts and made all their plans succeed.  “Each of you have amazing talents, special skills and a strong mind,” he said. “We thank you for allowing us to serve as educators, mentors and your other set of parents over the last several years.”  Hudson High School principal Richard Crenshaw recognized the top 10% of the class; students who took dual credit, concurrent or AP courses; students who graduated with associate’s degrees; students who received scholarships; students with extracurricular accomplishments; students who will join the armed services; and student Adelaide Dunning, who was named a National Merit Scholar. view article  arw

Del Valle ISD students join new Tesla program

May 2308:30 AM
 

DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) — A group of Del Valle ISD students took their first steps into Tesla’s new Manufacturing Development Program. Students signed letters of intent Saturday to join the program with the Austin automaker. The program will train students for future jobs at Tesla at Austin Community College. Austin Mayor Steve Adler said on Twitter that 65 students signed up for the program, and there are a few spaces remaining. DVISD gave Tesla over $60 million in tax breaks for its new gigafactory in Travis County, which opened in April with a “Cyber Rodeo.” view article  arw

Former Conroe ISD substitute sentenced in sexual assault of student

May 2308:30 AM
 

A man was recently convicted and sentenced after he admitted having a sexual encounter with a student while he was her substitute teacher at Conroe High School seven years ago. Ian Patrick Bauerle, 33, of Conroe, pleaded guilty March 10 to one count of the second-degree felony offense of sexual assault of a child in the 9th District Court and was sentenced April 28 to eight years in prison by presiding Judge Phil Grant, according to Montgomery County District Clerk Records. Bauerle admitted in April 2021 to a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old female 11th grader when he spoke to a Conroe Independent School District Police investigator. School administrators questioned Bauerle about sexual abuse allegations before he was put on a leave of absence, according to a probable cause affidavit. view article  arw

A Cry for Help from Teen Boys in Austin is Answered

May 2308:30 AM
 

As teenage boys in Austin, Texas returned to school last fall after more than a year learning remotely at home, counselors were alarmed to see how many were talking about suicide. “We’ve definitely seen an increase in suicidal ideation,” said Roxie Frederick, a counselor at Austin Independent School District’s Alternative Learning Center who often meets the boys after their emotions have boiled over into an angry confrontation resulting in disciplinary action. The teens are then sent to the alternative campus after a disciplinary incident, where Frederick gets them talking about what’s really going on — and it’s not always easy to get them beyond the monosyllabic answers. But once she does, Frederick discovers just how many of them are losing hope — like many youth across the country who are battling mental health issues after two years of isolation, fear, and struggle. view article  arw

Recount affirms Marvin Lowe’s win in Frisco ISD election

May 2308:30 AM
 

Following a recount of the ballots from the May 7 Frisco ISD board of trustees election, Marvin Lowe remained the winner of the Place 2 race, defeating incumbent Natalie Hebert by 51 votes. After all the ballots were recounted on May 21, Lowe received 5,995 votes, or 39.86%, Hebert received 5,944 votes, or 39.52%, and Kelly Karthik received 3,101 votes, or 20.62%. The recount gave one additional vote to Hebert. A special FISD board meeting will be held at 9 a.m. May 23 to canvass the results of the recount. view article  arw

Conroe ISD teacher under fire after allegedly offering students a perfect score for buying his books

May 2308:30 AM
 

SPRING, Texas - A Conroe ISD teacher is under fire for allegedly telling students they could write a book report or simply purchase the books authored by the teacher off of Amazon. The leaked lesson plan from an honors class at York Junior High school has parents and social media reeling. The lesson plan was placed on the school’s projector titled "The bonus offer" giving students the option to buy both of the teacher’s books; rate it with 5-stars and leave a good review, in return they’d receive 100% on the assignment. One image shows the teacher allegedly helping one of the students set up an amazon account so that they could purchase it. view article  arw

Longview:  LISD elementary students get surprised and gifted with 14 free guitars

May 2308:30 AM
 

Fourteen lucky fifth-grade students at Longview ISD's Johnston McQueen Elementary School were surprised with their own guitar to keep. The Chinn Guitar Project has given away 2,000 guitars since it began in 2014, said founder Ken Chinn. “We started by giving them to kids' medical centers that had music therapy programs, which is how it got started. My daughter got sick in the hospital at Children's Medical Center in Dallas and through a music therapist coming in to play we found that they had a need for guitars,” he said. “We never thought it would turn into anything, I found out and said, ‘We will give you 10 guitars,’ innocently with no expectations.” Then Chinn began to give the guitars out to local school districts, which he said can improve a student's life. view article  arw

School voucher opponents say Texans don’t like Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan either

May 2308:30 AM
 

Prepping for a war over private school vouchers in Texas, public school advocates are out with a new poll that shows the majority of likely voters oppose voucher programs that would hurt funding for public schools, and the opposition is deep in rural Texas.  The poll released Tuesday showed that 53 percent of likely Texas voters are against taxpayer-funded private school vouchers when hearing vouchers mean less money for their local public schools. And 71 percent of voters in rural areas said vouchers wouldn’t do anything to help them.  The poll was conducted between May 3 and May 6, before Gov. Greg Abbott announced he was prepared to make a new aggressive push for a school voucher program in Texas. “These poll results show that Texas parents support their public schools, have confidence in their teachers, and are demanding investment in all of our students’ education,” said Julie Cowan, co-chair of Texas Parent PAC, which opposes private school voucher programs. “They do not support a blank check for private school voucher giveaways and charter school CEOs.” view article  arw

Five area educators named Region 8 administrators of year

May 2308:28 AM
 

Five local educators were recently honored as Region 8 Education Service Center Administrators of the year. The annual recognitions are given out by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association awarded the TEPSAN of the Year and TEPSA Assistant Principal of the Year. The Texas Association of Secondary School Principals awarded the high school and middle school principals and assistant principals of the year. view article  arw

Azle ISD breaks ground on first new campus in 23 years

May 2308:28 AM
 

VLK Architects joined Azle ISD Monday to celebrate breaking ground on the district’s new elementary school campus, currently referred to as Elementary No. 6. The new facility, for grades kindergarten through fourth, is being constructed as a part of the bond passed in May 2021. “We’re excited just to think about this project,” said Azle ISD Superintendent Todd Smith. “It was just last May when this bond was approved; and now, we’re breaking ground a year after its approval thanks to the hard work of our partners VLK Architects and BTC. We appreciate them.” view article  arw

Attention Frisco residents: your schools are in trouble

May 2308:28 AM
 

There is a very bad wind blowing in Frisco right now, and its residents should beware. We can tell you this much: It’s not because of the books in the library. And it’s not because of the teachers in the classroom. It’s because a devoted and misguided group of zealous activists have decided that schools are the place to bring the frontline of the culture wars, and they are winning the day in Frisco. It reached a point that Frisco ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip had to send out a two-page letter Thursday to parents to try to correct the record that state Rep. Jared Patterson, R-Frisco, has done his best to muddy in yet another self-serving grasp at social media relevance. view article  arw

‘It was like a mad dash:’ Clear Creek ISD senior set to graduate following fight to finish

May 2308:28 AM
 

It's been a busy week for one Clear Creek ISD senior who had to make up more than two months of assignments ahead of graduation. Logan Ward was fighting a life-threatening condition that took him out of school for weeks earlier this year. He nearly died three times and had open-heart surgery. Ward was unexpectedly unenrolled from Clear Falls High School while recovering from open-heart surgery. view article  arw

Frisco ISD says it will hold students responsible for costs to clean up vandalized high school

May 2308:28 AM
 

An approved senior prank that morphed into a "devolved" situation has led to thousands of dollars in damage and a Frisco Police Department investigation. On Thursday, Memorial High School Principal Heather Albuquerque announced the school would be closed due to air quality issues after the school was vandalized. view article  arw

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‘The best solution we can offer’ | Judson ISD increases pay by 6% for teachers, counselors and several other positions

May 2308:28 AM
 

Teachers, counselors, librarians, nurses, auxiliary staff, clerical staff, police officers and bus drivers with the Judson Independent School District will receive a 6% pay increase. The announcement comes after a May 19 board meeting where the Judson ISD Board of Trustees passed the raise and incentive portion of the compensation plan for 2022-2023. view article  arw

Divided leadership at Mercedes ISD faces challenges with facilities, finances

May 2308:25 AM
 

MERCEDES — Ceiling tiles falling on employees. Leaky roofs. Millions of dollars in unbudgeted expenses. Add to the equation a bitterly divided board, a board president who consistently refuses to speak to the press, a pair of widely talked about alleged sex scandals and a school that can’t seem to find a permanent campus. view article  arw

Local departments recognize 2 Pflugerville students for life-saving efforts

May 2308:25 AM
 

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) – Two Pflugerville students were recognized and honored by Georgetown and Pflugerville fire departments for their life-saving efforts. On Wednesday, Clara Buwule and Abbi Hinds, both seniors at Hendrickson High School and EMT students, received certificates of recognition and challenge coins. view article  arw

Premont ISD to open a Montessori academy

May 2308:25 AM
 

Premont Independent School District will open up a Montessori academy, starting August 2022. This is the first Montessori school in the area, besides one located in Corpus Christi. “For too long there have been opportunities and pathways presented to urban and suburban students that haven’t been available for rural students, particularly in rural South Texas,” Premont ISD Superintendent Steve VanMatre said. “Recognizing the Montessori way is different than the traditional pedagogue that is offered in our current elementary campus, we wanted to give our parents another option to explore a different learning environment that may be a really good fit for their children.” The Premont Montessori Academy is set to open for the 2022-2023 school year and will be expecting 16 kindergarten students. After this upcoming school year, the Academy will continue to add a grade-level every year until grades K-5 are established. view article  arw

Killeen ISD board member to take office Tuesday

May 2308:25 AM
 

A new face will join the Killeen Independent School District board of trustees Tuesday. During Killeen ISD’s Tuesday board meeting, Oliver Mintz, of Killeen, will take his place on the dais after securing his win over Lenna Barr, of Killeen, in the May 7 school board election. Mintz, who was unable to be at last week’s board meeting, when two other newly elected members were sworn in, will fill the board’s Place 3 seat previously held by Corbett Lawler. Other items to be discussed during Tuesday’s meeting include: view article  arw

More than 50 Killeen ISD athletes sign to compete in college

May 2308:25 AM
 

HARKER HEIGHTS — Killeen Independent School District students celebrated the accomplishments of their peers Wednesday as more than 50 student-athletes signed their letters of intent to play their respective sports in college. Harker Heights High School had the largest representation with 23 students across seven different sports. Campus athletic director and head football coach Jerry Edwards said this year, Harker Heights athletics produced seven playoff teams and 80 individual state recognitions. “It’s no wonder why we have 23 athletes up here signing letters of intent to go across seven different sports because of the commitment and the sacrifice that they made for their high school programs get rewarded as they go off and represent our school in their programs in the next phase of their life,” Edwards said. view article  arw

Internet Outage Disrupts STAAR Testing in Arlington ISD

May 2308:25 AM
 

STAAR testing was brought to an unexpected halt in Arlington ISD on Wednesday after a district wide internet outage. According to a statement sent out to parents by Dr. Natalie Lopez, AISD's assistant superintendent of Research and Accountability, the district-wide internet outage caused online STAAR testing to be interrupted for several hours. Because of the outage length, students who were not finished with their online STAAR tests were unable to log back in and complete their assessment on Wednesday afternoon. The district said students will have the opportunity to complete their STAAR test on Thursday and pick up where they left off. However, students will not be allowed to go back to change any answers to questions they responded on Wednesday. view article  arw

Midway ISD senior, alum among 4 dead in Bosque County wreck

May 2308:25 AM
 

our people died in a wreck Saturday night on a rural road near Laguna Park, including a Midway High School senior and a 2021 graduate, Midway Independent School District officials said. Mackenzie Bewley, who was set to graduate this Friday, was among those killed, along with Midway alumnus Evan Lovejoy, Superintendent George Kazanas said in a message to parents Sunday. The identities of the other two victims have not yet been made public pending family notification. “Each of these young adults will be missed greatly,” Kazanas stated. “Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and friends in this very difficult time.” A spokesperson for Connally ISD said Sunday that the school district could not confirm whether one of its students was among the four who died. view article  arw

136 Belton ISD employees recognized for long service

May 2308:25 AM
 

BELTON — Belton ISD recognized 136 employees with a celebratory pin recognizing either 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35 years of service. BISD staff members recognized are: view article  arw

Message From the Superintendent, May 17, 2022

May 2308:25 AM
 

Dear Aldine Community, I have no doubt that many of you, like myself, are still working on grappling with the horrifying acts of violence this past weekend in Buffalo, Orange County, and just up the road in Dallas. In a world with so much injustice, I want each of you to know that at Aldine ISD, we are dedicated to creating a haven for every person who crosses through our doors. We are committed to dismantling the systemic grievances that prevent young people from connecting to success. We will never stop fighting for a better system that ensures choices and opportunities for our students and their families. It is my hope that each of you finds the space you need to process what happened. Please reach out to your campus counseling department for additional support. I encourage you not to let these recent events steal your joy. During these moments of darkness, I am reminded of a quote that reminds us to cling to happiness. Aristotle wrote, “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” view article  arw

Houston mom of undocumented kids calls Abbott school idea racist: ‘Not the before times’

May 2308:25 AM
 

Monica Reyes moved to Houston nearly 15 years ago from Guatemala, like millions of others who have migrated to the United States, with hopes for a better future. She has faced some hardships since 2008, she said, but she has always found work, has always had food and her children have been enrolled in Houston ISD schools. Two weeks ago, her confidence in those constants was upended when she heard Gov. Greg Abbott float the idea of targeting a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that granted all students, including those not authorized to be in the United States — like her eldest who aspires to become an engineer — the right to an education. view article  arw

New poll shows Texans split on school vouchers, but majority concerned it would pull funding from public schools

May 2308:25 AM
 

AUSTIN (KXAN) — This week, a new poll from Change Research asked more than 1,000 Texas voters to weigh in on school voucher programs. The poll shows voters are split on having a school voucher program in Texas, 46% said they supported the idea, 43% opposed it, and 11% said they were not sure. However, when it comes to funding, 82% responded they are concerned the voucher program would take away from public school funding, which 57% then stated concern this could lead to higher property taxes. Earlier this month, Governor Greg Abbott announced his pledge to support school choice, adding it to his list of ‘parental rights’ he’s been campaigning on. “Empowering parents means giving them the choice to send their children to any public school, charter school or private school with state funding following the student,” Abbott said from a press event in San Antonio. view article  arw

Bombshell 400-page report finds Southern Baptist leaders routinely silenced sexual abuse survivors

May 2308:25 AM
 

For 20 years, leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention — including a former president now accused of sexual assault — routinely silenced and disparaged sexual abuse survivors, ignored calls for policies to stop predators, and dismissed reforms that they privately said could protect children but might cost the SBC money if abuse victims later sued.  Those are just a few findings of a bombshell, third-party investigation into decades of alleged misconduct by Southern Baptist leaders that was released Sunday, nearly a year after 15,000 SBC church delegates demanded their executive committee turn over confidential documents and communications as part of an independent review of abuse reports that were purportedly mishandled or concealed since 2000. view article  arw

UT-San Antonio reaches Texas Tier One status, allowing access to state funds for research

May 2308:25 AM
 

The University of Texas at San Antonio is the latest public university to achieve the distinctive statewide Tier One status, which qualifies the school for access to $6 million in state funding over the next two years to help attract prominent scholars and improve university research initiatives. It is the fifth public university in the state to qualify for the state’s National Research University Fund, which was created in 2009. The idea was to encourage public universities in Texas to invest in research and improve their national standing as research universities. Once the schools achieved certain academic goals, the state would provide additional funding to help them recruit more high-profile researchers and bolster their programs.    (20) view article  arw

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn calls Ken Paxton scandals an “embarrassment” when asked about attorney general runoff

May 2308:25 AM
 

Cornyn is the most prominent Texas Republican to criticize the attorney general’s rocky record ahead of the runoff election against George P. Bush   Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn said he is embarrassed by the lingering scandals surrounding Attorney General Ken Paxton when asked by reporters Thursday for his thoughts about the runoff primary election early next week.  Paxton is seeking a third term as the state’s top lawyer and is facing Land Commissioner George P. Bush in a runoff for the Republican nomination.  But the incumbent has faced a slew of controversies in the past few years, including an FBI investigation into allegations he abused his office to help a wealthy donor, a 7-year-old felony securities fraud indictment, a lawsuit from the state bar challenging his ethics as a practicing attorney for suing to block the 2020 election results, and accusations he cheated on his wife. Paxton has denied criminal wrongdoing.    (20) view article  arw

Barron selected as PISD Superintendent finalist

May 2308:25 AM
 

Pleasanton Independent School District District Announcement:  We are proud to announce that Mrs. Cheryl Barron has been chosen to serve as Superintendent for the Pleasanton Independent School District. Mrs. Barron is in her eighth year of service at Pleasanton ISD.    (19)

Lone Finalist for High Island ISD

May 2308:25 AM
 

High Island ISD has chosen Dr. David Walker, former superintendent of Christoval ISD as their Lone Finalist. 

Alice ISD awards grants to WAMS teachers

May 2308:20 AM
 

The Alice Independent School District Education Foundation awarded its first grants to William Adams Middle School art teachers Anthony Munoz and Ricardo Mireles, who are incorporating technology into traditional art classes. The $1,000 grants were awarded by the foundation Tuesday. The AISDEF works to enhance and enrich educational opportunities for students by offering grants to teachers for innovative teaching. view article  arw

Snook ISD set pay plans for employees for 2022-2023

May 2307:58 AM
 

Snook ISD employees will see an increase in the district’s pay plans from 2021-2022 to the 2022-2023 school year. The school board approved the 2022-2023 pay plans during its regular meeting on Monday, May 16. The new teacher pay plan will have new teachers with no experience earning $46,000 per year, $1,000 more than new teachers earned during the current school year. The remaining teacher… view article  arw

NEW: Report sheds light on former Bryan ISD coach’s arrest

May 2306:09 AM
 

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - KBTX has obtained the probable cause affidavit for a former Bryan ISD softball coach who was arrested last week and booked into the Brazos County Detention Center. Enrique Luna, 44, was taken into custody on Friday, May 20, on two separate charges related to his handling of money that flowed through the softball program at Bryan High School. Luna was employed by Bryan ISD for the past 18 years but his work as the head coach of the softball team came to an abrupt end with little explanation from the school district in February. view article  arw