AUSTIN - Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs today encouraged all eligible Texas voters to take advantage of the early voting period ahead of the November 5th election, which begins on Monday, October 21st and ends on Friday, November 1st. Voters across the state will be casting ballots for statewide constitutional amendments, special elections, and local political subdivision elections, including those for mayor, city council, school board, municipal utility districts, and other local entities. The Secretary urged voters to research the candidates, amendments, and measures that will appear on their ballot as they prepare to make their voices heard. view article arw

The only thing that can be predicted about operating schools going forward is that it will be different than operating schools before. As you reboot your campus this fall, know that every pre-existing school habit, routine and tradition needs to be challenged and evaluated. Best selling authors and renowned school improvement experts—Sean Cain and Mike Laird—address the practical ways for you to focus your school on health, hygiene, and enhanced instruction in a pandemic environment. view article arw

The Board of Trustees has named Cody Carroll as the lone finalist for superintendent. Carroll is currently finishing his 28th year working in education. He served as superintendent of Meadow ISD for five years before moving to Krum ISD and serving as superintendent for the last eight years. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Angelo State University and his Master’s degree from Lubbock Christian University.   (05) view article arw

   Talia Natterson is a sophomore at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, a private school in Los Angeles, California. She writes for her school publication, Crossfire. 

GRAND PRAIRIE – The Grand Prairie ISD is working with the Grand Prairie Public Library System to make reading and literacy through eBooks and E-audiobooks a student’s tool for success. view article arw