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MILES, Texas – Miles Independent School District announced on Thursday, January 20, 2022, that the district will receive an $18,000 Health Services grant from TEA for medical-grade “H13 TRUE HEPA” Air Purifiers. In a post to their website addressing parents and families of students, Miles ISD shared, “The money will be utilized to install HEPA air purifiers in every classroom throughout the district. Air purifiers are scientifically proven to filter 99.99% of airborne particles down to 0.1 microns.” view article arw

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The Tyler ISD Foundation visited 23 district campuses on Tuesday to award a total of $95,000 in grants as a part of their Grants for Great Ideas program. This is the highest amount of grant funding distributed since the initiative was created in 1990. The foundation has awarded more than $3.4 million to Tyler ISD since it was founded. view article arw

The Texas Department of State Health Services in partnership with Texas A&M Health announced the opening of the second round of funding for the Texas Vaccine Outreach and Education Grant Program.   In this round, organizations can apply for grants ranging from $50,000 to $1,000,000 to engage in vaccine education and outreach with the goal of increasing the number of fully vaccinated Texans against COVID-19. Funds will be awarded for projects that ensure greater access and knowledge of COVID-19 vaccines through education and outreach to populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.   “As with the first round of funding, DSHS is confident that community-based organizations are perfectly positioned to offer local support for those who seek access for and information about COVID-19 vaccine services,” said Imelda Garcia, DSHS associate commissioner for laboratory and infectious disease services.  view article arw

LINDALE, Texas (KETK) – The Lindale ISD Education Foundation received a $6,500 check from CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health Systems from the Lindale Turkey Trot, according to an announcement from the school district on Wednesday. The check was handed out at the first school board meeting of 2022. This was the second year of the annual Turkey Trot that is put on with the help of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances. view article arw

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The Canutillo Independent School District is a finalist for H-E-B’s annual Excellence in Education Awards program and could compete for more cash prizes. H-E-B announced Tuesday that eight school districts and five early childhood facilities have been selected. H-E-B is also recognizing five public school boards to highlight the importance of strong leadership at the board level. Since the program’s inception, officials at H-E-B say they’ve awarded more than $12 million in funding to benefit outstanding Texas public schools. This year, H-E-B will award a total of $82,500 to the finalists and school boards, who will go on to compete for even greater cash prizes at the statewide level. view article arw

HENDERSON, Texas (KLTV) - Henderson ISD has been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the program Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Supports (TCLAS). The funds will assist HISD in accelerated learning for students impacted by COVID-19 and other related issues. “We know now that COVID is going to have a long-term impact on our students,” Assistant Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Bonneau said. “Its effect could be felt by students for years and years. We’re excited about the opportunities this additional funding will provide our teachers as they focus on how best to help kids going forward,” Bonneau said. The grant draws on both federal and state money to fund districts across the state. The funding will go to programs including strategic planning, instructional materials, and teacher retention and recruitment. view article arw

New York City, NY — The American Geographical Society (AGS) announced the recipients of the 2021 Geography Educator GeoBoost Grant to enhance geographic learning among Advanced Placement Human Geography (APHG) students. Shannon King, an APHG teacher at Bridge CIty High School, is one of 78 recipients of the 2021 grant. Established in 2020, APHG teachers are eligible to apply for the $300 grant. King’s award will fund new textbooks. When asked about her idea to boost her students’ geographic education, King explained, “I am excited to use the American Geographical Society grant to further my students’ learning of the world outside our bridges, and hopefully, create a hunger and thirst to travel and visit other countries.” view article arw

HAWLEY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Hawley Independent School District received $1.2 million in Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Support grants, or TCLAS grants, which is anticipated to fund a new afterschool program and more. The hallways were full again in Hawley schools as students returned from their Christmas break, and big news was on its way. Superintendent Cassidy McBrayer and Elementary Principal Jacob Cox said the school district would be creating an afterschool program for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school years. view article arw

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Tax breaks, grant and more add up to nearly $1 billion.  Bob Sechler Austin American-Statesman | USA TODAY NETWORK  Samsung’s plan to build a $17 billion next-generation semiconductor factory in Taylor is being called the largest direct foreign investment in Texas history. h The amount of publicly funded incentives that sealed the deal for the small town northeast of Austin is of similar historic significance. h South Korea-based Samsung is set to receive property tax breaks from the city of Taylor, the Taylor school district and Williamson County totaling $954 million over the life of the agreements, according to an American-Statesman analysis.  Combined with a $27 million grant from a state incentive fund, the package adds up to $981 million and easily ranks No. 1 in a database compiled by the public- interest group Good Jobs First of the biggest such corporate incentive deals in Texas history. view article arw

AUSTIN (KXAN) — More than 40 schools in the Austin area are receiving grants from the City of Austin to help implement projects focused on sustainability and outdoor space.  The city’s Bright Green Future Grants were awarded to 41 schools in each of Austin’s city council districts. Public schools receiving grants are primarily in Austin ISD, but some in Eanes ISD, Leander ISD and Round Rock ISD also received grants.The projects will offer “hands-on learning opportunities, make school campuses greener, and provide tangible benefits to surrounding neighborhoods,” according to a press release from the city’s Office of Sustainability. The projects are expected to benefit 15,000 students. view article arw

Thirty-four McKinney ISD teachers received a total of $115,000 in grants from the McKinney Education Foundation earlier this month. MISD educators apply for the grants each year to fund learning projects and supplies that they want to use in their classrooms. Teachers received the grant money on Dec. 3. The foundation holds five endowments supporting the grant program: CoServ, Sunrise Rotary Club of McKinney, Froese Family, David Freeman Memorial, and Tom Crowe Honorarium. view article arw

The Corpus Christi Education Foundation awarded 62 grants to Corpus Christi ISD teachers totaling $123,211.75.  Recipients were selected from applications that showed desire to provide engaging learning experiences for students, both within and beyond the walls of the classroom.  The grants are provided by several sponsors including Capturing Kids' Hearts, American Bank Center, H-E-B, Valero and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  Six grants were given to Cunningham Middle School at South Park in a surprise presentation on Friday. Chair Gina Prince said the foundation funds programs the school district is unable to fund. view article arw

EL PASO, Texas — The El Paso Teacher Pipeline task force recently received an $800,000 grant to strengthen the El Paso educator workforce. This grant comes after seeing the success of a $1.3 million grant in 2020. CSB4 spoke with Stephanie Otero the Vice President of Operations at the El Paso Community Foundation, the foundation partners with UTEP and the Council on Regional Expansion and Educational Development. Otero says that it's partnerships like this that make programs like this thrive. view article arw

Representatives from the National Gypsum Plant in Rotan handed over a $35,000 check to administrators at Rotan ISD earlier this week as part of the international Giving Tuesday, funds that will be used to further the district’s career and technical education programs. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, National Gypsum donated a total of $1 million to support communities throughout the… view article arw

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Fort Worth ISD officials announced today that three schools are each receiving $10,000 grants for campus wellness activities from the UNT Health Science Center. The UNTHSC chose TCC South/FWISD Collegiate, Hubbard Heights Elementary School, and Como Montessori because of their demonstrated success with wellness programs this school year through an initiative called HSC Presents FitWorth. view article arw

Some teachers in the Prosper ISD got a surprise the other day that will bring something good to their classrooms and students. Prosper Education Foundation and Park Place Lexus Plano awarded grants to support three projects at two schools. Teachers at Prosper High School will use the grant money for a resource reading library and a color poster printer for project-based learning. Grant money for Light Farms Elementary will give a boost to the school's social and emotional development curriculum. view article arw

WFISD School Board trustees told administrators to put on hold the idea of creating an academy solely for the district's approximately 1,000 sixth-graders as proposed by staff about a month ago. More:WFISD administrators propose creating a sixth-grade center And if the district does found a new hub for sixth-graders, it will do it without the cash infusion dangled by the Texas Education Agency. "If we want to pursue a sixth-grade center — I’m not saying we do or we don’t — we can't rely on TEA to help us get where we want to get," At-Large Trustee Elizabeth Yeager said Monday. view article arw

The sound of drums announced the start of the 16th annual College Station ISD Education Foundation Grant Patrol when 70 grants worth more than $337,000 were awarded to teachers throughout the district. view article arw

The College Station ISD Education Foundation presented grants to teachers across their campuses on Wednesday. This was part of the district's annual Grant Patrol event, which awards teachers innovative classroom ideas. Wednesday morning, the district members met at Forest Ridge Elementary School to start their tour across campuses, distributing grants to elementary, middle, and high school teachers. view article arw

The Plano ISD Education Foundation surprised 102 district teachers Nov. 5 with $125,000 in grants to help enhance instruction in schools and classrooms. Spread across 52 district schools, teachers at all grade levels received grants funded by the education foundation and business sponsors for proposed field trips, libraries, special education and more. view article arw

The Corsicana Independent School District Board of Trustees heard several updates and pieces of good news during their Nov. 1 meeting. Trustees accepted the generous gift of a $5,000 donation from Mike Fletcher. Fletcher who managed the H-E-B store in Corsicana for 18 years, recently announced his retirement. Upon presenting the check to Superintendent Dr. Diane Frost and the CISD Trustees, Fletcher said that his wife and daughter were teachers. view article arw

Twenty Dallas ISD neighborhood schools each received $50,000 in seed money to pursue innovative ideas that will increase school choice in families’ backyards. This year’s selected schools are looking to redesign the traditional school model, with a focus on joy and the overall well being of the learners in schools. Some campuses are also pursuing futuristic innovation strategies such as virtual reality. “We are thrilled to support these neighborhood schools in their journey to innovate,” said Shakeatha Butler, director of the Office of Transformation and Innovation. view article arw

Little Elm ISD is announcing its intention of applying for the federal Perkins V Grant to supplement the Career and Technical Education funding. In order for the application to be processed, once every two years, school districts must conduct an evaluation of the district needs in a formal process called the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA). The 2021-22 school year for Little Elm ISD is earmarked for the CLNA reporting year by the state. The district is required to follow specific procedures in order to compile the CLNA. To that end, specific types of community members are needed to fulfill the roles and responsibilities to complete the CLNA process. Listed below are the specific roles that are needed to comply with the CLNA process view article arw

CANYON, Texas (KVII) — More than $27,000 in education support grants were awarded to Canyon Independent School District teachers on Thursday as part of the Education Foundation of the district's fall grant program.  Teachers and administrators have two opportunities a year to apply for grants from the foundation. A committee made up of foundation board members analyzes grant applications to ensure they meet the criteria for approval. view article arw

CANYON, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — The Education Foundation of Canyon ISD said it has granted $24,556 in education support grants to teachers on Thursday, Oct. 28. as part of their fall grant program. These are the teachers who were surprised outside of their respective campuses: view article arw

The launch of the Dallas Education Foundation’s HeART of Teaching annual campaign–celebrating the talents of Dallas ISD art teachers while raising money to support district schools and students–surpassed its fundraising goal by 20 percent! The Dallas Education Foundation is the direct, nonprofit philanthropic partner of Dallas ISD, with a mission of inspiring community investment to accelerate student success. The HeART of Teaching is a tribute to the 10,000+ teachers in Dallas ISD and an opportunity to recognize the talents of Dallas ISD art educators, a majority of whom are working artists. “It was a great event and an absolute privilege for the Dallas Education Foundation to support our educators in this way,” said Mita Havlick, executive director of the Dallas Education Foundation. view article arw

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Education Foundation of Canyon ISD announced that fall grant recipients will receive a portion of more than $27,556 during this grant cycle, according to a press release by the Education Foundation of Canyon ISD. view article arw

Kilgore ISD has applied for more than $7 million in federal grant funding in an effort to cover the costs of improving internet infrastructure in the district and ensuring reliable internet access to students, staff and teachers when they are away from campus. Mark Lane, KISD Executive Director of Information Systems and Federal Programs, told school board members about the application at Monday’s board meeting. “I’m happy to report that we did put in an application. At this point, it is just an application, for $7.2 million from the federal government to assist with building infrastructure for our families to provide internet access in their homes,” he said. view article arw

Many school districts are utilizing ESSER III funds for HVAC projects. This is a good opportunity to look at common issues that can arise in the procurement process for these projects.

Paris ISD principals named employees and/or students for the August GROWL Awards “Getting Results from Outstanding Wildcat Leaders.” Winners are Rosalinda Silva, Anthony Lopez, Hailey Brown, Phyllis Huggins, Jessica Hodges, D’Anna Graham, Nancy Waldrum, and Misty Chelius. view article arw

Port Aransas schools are getting reimbursed for measures they took to get things up and running after Hurricane Harvey. The district on Monday announced it had received a grant for more than $1.2 million Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for things such as generators, air dryers, portables and security. Those items and more were needed in the aftermath of the Category 4 storm hit the area Aug. 25, 2017. view article arw

The Round Rock school district awarded $1.9 million in grants to 34 campuses to help foster innovation in schools through programs, models or initiatives that enrich learning. The grants range from $7,500 to $100,000 and support the district’s strategic goal of implementing, enhancing and reinforcing innovative teachings and learning models, according to a district news release. view article arw

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN)announced today that its 2015 corporate and foundation giving to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education totals almost $6 million. Focused on collaborative strategies to improve student success and teaching effectiveness in STEM education, TI and the Texas Instruments Foundation designate "Power of STEM Education" grants to a variety of nonprofit partners and educators in targeted communities where the company has a major design or manufacturing presence. Special emphasis is given to programs that reach female and minority students who are underrepresented in science and engineering careers today. view article arw

A local school that has been underperforming for years, is shaking things up for the new school year with the help of a $4.8 million grant. Indian Spring Middle School is under a state mandate to turn things around and their principal is hoping this multi-million dollar grant will help them do just that. view article arw