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The T.L.L. Temple Foundation and the Texas Pioneer Foundation recently awarded a five-year $1,137,835 grant to Texas A&M University-Texarkana to work on building a teacher pipeline to help address the teacher shortage, a high concern shared by school leaders across the country. “Effective teachers are critical to ensuring that young people learn,” said Wynn Rosser, the Temple Foundation’s president and chief executive officer. “We need more effective teachers, and this approach is exciting because Texarkana-area youth will be prepared to give back to their community while entering a profession with career potential.” view article arw

The string of recent severe weather is a reminder of how fast it can catch us off guard. Some of us may need help getting back on our feet, and that’s especially true of residents of Laguna Heights. The community was impacted by a deadly EF1 tornado on Saturday, May 13 that destroyed or heavily damaged several homes. view article arw

As part of the Mission Tiger program, United Supermarkets and Kellogg’s joined forces on Wednesday to present five Lubbock Independent School District physical education teachers with checks for $1,000 each, a total of $5,000. Beginning in 2019, Mission Tiger is a program designed to help Kellogg’s partner with local grocery retailers to make donations to schools and organizations that help kids stay active. The donations given out on Wednesday will help the Lubbock ISD teachers buy new equipment for their students. view article arw

Kilgore ISD recently received a $247,000 grant from the Texas Education Agency to be used for school security. And they’ve elected to use the money to make all their school windows shatter resistant. Kilgore ISD Director of Safety and Emergency Management Charles Presley said the district decided windows in all of their schools needed impact resistant film. view article arw

During Monday night’s meeting of the Brownwood ISD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Dr. Joe Young announced the school district had earlier in the day received a $229,000 safety and security grant from The Texas Educators Association.  “That will go toward some window film and door film to secure some of our campuses, door hardware to solidify some of the doors we have and make them stronger, some fencing needs we have, and some Knox Boxes – which are boxes to hold keys to the buildings that emergency responders would have access to for rooms inside the building as well as the exterior – on top of the ones we already have,” Young said. “We always look for funding sources where ever we can and make sure we maximize all of our state grants and federal grant money so we can make those dollars go further.” view article arw

Some major excitement for the Hitchcock ISD robotics team courtesy of the NASA Alumni League-Johnson Space Center as they received a grant. According to a release, the robotics team were awarded a grant for $2,000. view article arw

The Plainview School Board heard a presentation last week about plans to bulk up the math curriculum. Standing before the board during a regular scheduled meeting Thursday night, Pilar Moreno shared information regarding the district’s plans for use of a TEA’s Strong Foundations Implementation Supports grant. view article arw

Governor Greg Abbott today announced two Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants totaling more than $311,000 by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to Copperas Cove Independent School District (ISD) to support career training. The two grants will help the district purchase and install equipment to train students in the plant science program on greenhouse operations and students in the advanced manufacturing program learn robotic operations. The district will continue to use the new equipment to train more students in the future. view article arw

During a media briefing at St. Elmo Elementary School on March 21, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, announced details concerning two new educational programs at 36 Austin ISD schools funded with $4 million in federal dollars. “We are supplementing a local effort to provide outdoor learning to 36 school campuses throughout the district with $2 million of the $4 million received,” Doggett said during the briefing. “The other $2 million will go toward college and career readiness at our schools.” 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