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The marching band led the way Thursday morning as the Lindale ISD Education Foundation surprised teachers with grant checks. The education foundation awarded more than $29,000 that will be used to purchase new and innovative tools for the classrooms. view article arw

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Texas College is asking for public to help them win the 2024 Home Depot Retool Your School Grant Program. 30 different campuses across the country will be able to win between $40,000 and $150,000. “Texas College needs everyone’s vote to ensure success! Given that voting is unlimited, Texas College charges each individual to vote 250 times per day to secure first place and the grand prize of a $150,000 Campus Improvement Grant. To date, Texas College has won five Home Depot Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grants, consecutively winning three grants from 2021-2023. Help ensure Texas College’s sixth grant this year by voting in 2024 Retool Your School!” TEXAS COLLEGE Online voting starts tonight at 11 p.m. and ends on March 24 at 10:59 p.m. To vote for Texas College visit Retool Your School online. view article arw

Teachers and staff members leading the Career and Technical Education lessons across Brazosport ISD are the recipients of thousands of dollars in grants funded by the BISD CTE Major Giving Campaign “These grant opportunities exemplify our commitment to ensuring our teachers have the necessary programs and tools to prepare students for the workforce,” Superintendent Danny Massey said in a news release. “The investments made by our generous donors directly impact the quality of education and career preparation we offer within our over 100 CTE courses.” view article arw

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) - Governor Greg Abbott on Feb. 26 announced three Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants totaling more than $713,000 were awarded to three schools in the Temple area by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The governor’s office said the grants will support career and technical education (CTE) training programs by helping schools purchase and install equipment to, initially, train more than 600 students for “high-demand occupations including welding, licensed vocational nursing, and medical assistance.” view article arw

College hopefuls should fill out the new federal student aid application to as soon as possible to get more funds.  With the recent launch of the revamped federal application to receive aid for college, financial aid counselors are urging college hopefuls in Texas to fill out the form as soon as possible to up the odds of getting more money — though they will have to wait a few months before they learn how much aid they'll get.  The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the biggest update to the form in decades. Mandated by Congress in 2020, the changes are expected to streamline the application to make college accessible for more families. Students will see fewer questions and a different formula used to award need-based aid.  Completing the application has been a pain point for Texas families. The form came three months late, on Dec. 30, because the U.S. Education Department needed more time to roll out changes. In a weeklong, rocky “soft launch,” the form was only accessible for intermittent periods of time, with a waiting room to manage capacity. As of Jan. 8, the form has been available 24 hours a day. view article arw

This year marks the fifth year the Tyler Area Regional Career Pathway Network has applied for and received the TEA Perkins Reserve Grant to go toward manufacturing and health science programs for five school districts. The network includes Hawkins ISD, Winona ISD, Whitehouse ISD, Chapel Hill ISD, Tyler ISD, Tyler Junior College, Hood Packaging Corporation, and CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. view article arw

Waskom ISD recently announced the district has been approved for the Texas Education Agency’s Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities grant to focus on math curriculum support. The TEA’s Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities (LASO) Cycle 2 represents the second receival from WISD, who was accepted last academic year for the grant with a focus on literacy. This year, the district was notified that they were approved for the same grant, but with a focus on math instead. view article arw

SISD is one of eight Texas school districts chosen for the grants—which total $113,130 statewide–according to a Jan. 31 news release. Through the grants, No Kid Hungry aims to increase student participation in school breakfast programs. view article arw

BENJAMIN (KFDX/KJTL) — Earlier this week, Benjamin ISD was awarded a grant allowing them to purchase some much-needed upgrades for their cafeteria. No Kid Hungry Texas has awarded schools over $10 million in its short time of operation, and BISD was chosen as a recipient of two large grants on February 7. view article arw

Two North Texas school districts along with a charter school network will soon get to choose which teachers to recognize with a bonus this year. Dallas ISD, Garland ISD and Uplift Education were selected by a North Texas nonprofit to each receive $25,000. view article arw

Karnack ISD Superintendent Angela Fitzpatrick announced recently that the district has been approved for the Learning Acceleration Support Opportunities Cycle 2 grant to benefit instructional framework and materials in math and literacy. Fitzpatrick described the grant as math focused and included funding to be utilized in classrooms to purchase interactive Promethean boards for teachers and students to engage with, three math interventionists, one math instructional coach, and math materials among other uses. view article arw

FABENS, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — Fabens Independent School District was approved for a statewide initiative that awards districts demonstrating exceptional growth and instructional excellence. Fabens ISD announced Tuesday that it has been approved by the Texas Education Agency for the Teacher Incentive Allotment in its second year as a participating district. In a statement, the district said it was "proud" to award stipends to 33 of its TIA-designated teachers. view article arw

Winona Middle School educates students in grades 6 through 8 in Winona, located about 20 minutes northeast of Tyler. Of the rural school’s 251 students, almost 90% are economically disadvantaged and 20% are English learners or ‘emergent bilingual.’ view article arw

The art teacher's next step is to compete against four other teachers in her category for a chance at $10,000 for her and another $10,000 for her school! view article arw

TAYLOR, Texas - Taylor ISD is calling current 8th and 9th graders to apply to Legacy or P-tech programs. Legacy Early College is a standalone campus in Taylor ISD. It was funded by TEA, and it gives students free access to college. Students will be able to graduate from Legacy Early College High School with a high school diploma and an associate degree from Temple College. view article arw

Parents without a Social Security number still cannot complete the new FAFSA online. The U.S. Education Department has not said when it plans to fix the issue.  Cassy Rodriguez, 17, has always been a planner.  Well before high school, she knew she would be the first in her family to graduate from college. She would then get a degree in social work to become a counselor for teens in group homes. The Garland high school senior has already been accepted into Texas Woman’s University and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.  But all that momentum came to a halt last month because of a glitch in the recently revamped Free Application for Federal Student Aid that is hurting immigrant families like hers. It prevents parents without a Social Security number from completing the form online. view article arw

Branch Elementary teacher Christi Byerly has been named as a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award. She is the first Bryan ISD teacher to become a finalist. The recognition also came with a $1,000 check for the school. view article arw

The online system for LEAs to complete this reporting requirement will close Friday, February 16, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Ensure that you complete all of the required reports, failure to complete the reports by the specified deadline could lead to: view article arw

College hopefuls should fill out the new federal student aid application to as soon as possible to get more funds.  The launch of the revamped federal application to receive aid for college pushed this year’s filing deadlines, but financial aid counselors are still advising college hopefuls in Texas to fill out the form as soon as possible to up the odds of getting more money.  The new Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the biggest update to the form in decades. Mandated by Congress in 2020, the changes are expected to streamline the application to make college accessible for more families. Students will see fewer questions and a different formula used to award need-based aid.  Completing the application has been a pain point for Texas families.  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