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5th grader completes year long biking commitment

Will Hindle is finishing fifth grade on Thursday, he's also finishing a year-long commitment to riding his bike.

Reading, writing, and... philosophy?

At Carriage House Day Care in Cranston, Rhode Island kindergartners are learning reading, writing and arithmetic coupled with some unconventional lessons like yoga and philosophy.
Texas HS students show improvement in STAAR end-of-course results

Texas HS students show improvement in STAAR end-of-course results

High school students posted strong passing rates for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) end-of-course exams in Biology, Algebra I and U.S.

'Hit list' found at East Texas school

A terrifying discovery in a small East Texas school district as a teacher finds an alleged 'hit list.' Two weeks ago, a teacher at Harmony Intermediate School picked up a piece of paper that two 5th g
Trustees establish police department at Marshall ISD

Trustees establish police department at Marshall ISD

The Board of Trustees of the Marshall Independent School District unanimously approved a resolution to establish a Marshall ISD Police Department during the board's regular May meeting held Monday evening in the Pat Smith-Gasperson Board Ro
Student loan interest rates on the rise

Student loan interest rates on the rise

Subsidized student loans will get pricier this fall, thanks to Congress.
Houston senior scores a prom date with "retweets"

Houston senior scores a prom date with "retweets"

A Houston teen got the dream of a lifetime...taking an NFL cheerleader to prom.
Tyler science centers reteam for Leonardo da Vinci exhibit

Tyler science centers reteam for Leonardo da Vinci exhibit

Their collaboration on last year’s Jurassic Summer was such a roaring success, the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College and Discovery Science Place are embarking on yet another joint venture.
Sobriety tests stop sober prom goers

Sobriety tests stop sober prom goers

It wasn't a matter of "all dressed up and no place to go" for a group of Florida high schoolers. Rather, it was more that they were all dressed up and told they couldn't go -- until they took sobriety tests.
1 taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by ETX school bus

1 taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by ETX school bus

One person was injured in an accident involving a Spring Hill Independent School District bus in Longview. The accident occurred at Spring Hill Road and McCann in Longview. 
55 colleges face federal sexual abuse investigation, 2 Texas schools included

55 colleges face federal sexual abuse investigation, 2 Texas schools included

The Department of Education released a list of 55 colleges facing a federal sexual abuse investigation under t
Texas’ high school graduation rates shine in national comparison

Texas’ high school graduation rates shine in national comparison

In a study released this week by the U.S. Department of Education, only Iowa posted a higher graduation rate than Texas for the Class of 2012.
Airsoft gun confiscated at ETX junior high, police investigating

Airsoft gun confiscated at ETX junior high, police investigating

An East Texas school district has released a statement after a pellet gun was confiscated on their junior high campus.
State reports grade 5, 8 STARR test results

State reports grade 5, 8 STARR test results

Almost 80 percent of 5th and 8th graders successfully passed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) mathematics test on their first attempt in April, according to numbers released today by the Texas Education Agency.<
Tyler ISD Foundation establishes Frances Cowan Gibson TISD Fine Arts Endowment

Tyler ISD Foundation establishes Frances Cowan Gibson TISD Fine Arts Endowment

The Tyler ISD Foundation announced Thursday the establishment of the Frances Cowan Gibson Tyler ISD Fine Arts Endowment to benefit under-funded and innovative art projects throughout the Tyler Independent School District.