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AUSTIN, Texas (KETK)- Governor Greg Abbott appointed East Texan Kevin Ellis to the Education Commission of the States. Ellis, of Lufkin, will serve a term with the commission. He is also the District 9 representative on the State Board of Education (SBOE), and has served as chairman to the board since September of 2019. He was elected to serve a four-year term in Nov. 2016. He also currently represents 31 Northeast Texas counties.    (31) view article arw

Texas may change how your child understands biology when taught in a public high school classroom. The Texas' Board of Education tentatively approved changes to portions of the states Biology curriculum. Instead of asking Texas public school students to “evaluate” scientific explanations for the origins of DNA and the complexity of certain cells, the state will now ask that the students "examine" the scientific explanations for the origins of DNA and complexity of certain cells. In the past, some educators have argued that the word "evaluate" encouraged students to challenge the scientific theory of evolution and opened the door to teaching creationism. view article arw

The Georgetown Board of Trustees has hired Fred Brent as the district's newest superintendent. view article arw