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Longview ISD earns 22 STAAR distinctions

Longview ISD earns 22 STAAR distinctions

District earns 22 STAAR distinctions Ware Elementary makes big turnaround
LIST: TEA releases 2014 East Texas public school ratings

LIST: TEA releases 2014 East Texas public school ratings

On Friday, the Texas Education Agency released the 2014 state accountability system ratings for more than 1,200 school districts and charters, and more than 8,500 campuses.
UT tops highest collegiate royalties list for 9th straight year

UT tops highest collegiate royalties list for 9th straight year

The Collegiate Licensing Company, the licensing affiliate of IMG College, announced Tuesday its annual list of top-selling institutions.
Texas graduation rate reaches all-time high

Texas graduation rate reaches all-time high

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas high school on-time graduation rate has set another all-time high, reaching 88 percent for the Class of 2013.
Tax-Free Weekend: What you need to know

Tax-Free Weekend: What you need to know

Tax-free weekend is upon us! This Friday through Sunday (Aug. 8-10), family's across the state will look to get the best bang for their buck on back to school items.
TX university snags spot in top 30 list of world's best colleges

TX university snags spot in top 30 list of world's best colleges

A Texas university has been ranked in the top 30 on the list of the best colleges in the world according to the Center for World University Rankings.
Parents, community members invited to go Inside Tyler ISD

Parents, community members invited to go Inside Tyler ISD

Tyler ISD is inviting parents, business leaders and community members to join the inaugural class of the District’s new Inside Tyler ISD leadership program.
Johnston-McQueen gets new chief, Judson principal named as CTE director

Johnston-McQueen gets new chief, Judson principal named as CTE director

A veteran principal and nationally renowned education consultant has been named principal at Johnston-McQueen Elementary School, and the long-time principal at Judson Middle School will take over the district’s Career and Technology Educa
Tyler ISD announces lone finalist for superintendent

Tyler ISD announces lone finalist for superintendent

The Tyler Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously named Dr. Marty Lane Crawford as the lone finalist for the District’s superintendent position. The announcement was made at this evening’s monthly board meeting.
ETX native, former Dallas Cowboy named Defensive Coordinator at Granbury ISD

ETX native, former Dallas Cowboy named Defensive Coordinator at Granbury ISD

Stephen Hodge, a former professional football player with the Dallas Cowboys, is joining the Granbury High School football coaching staff as defensive coordinator.
University of Texas President to step down effective June 2, 2015

University of Texas President to step down effective June 2, 2015

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa backed down Wednesday from his resign-or-be-fired ultimatum and agreed to accept UT-Austin President Bill Powers’ offer to step down June 2.
“#SchoolisCool” back to school event coming to Harvey Hall

“#SchoolisCool” back to school event coming to Harvey Hall

A “#SchoolisCool” back to school event is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Harvey Hall for children and their parents to prepare for the new school year. This is a free event for students in PreK-12.
UT Tyler Patriot Talon announces new Editor in Chief

UT Tyler Patriot Talon announces new Editor in Chief

Nizia Alam of Tyler, a junior mass communication major at The University of Texas at Tyler, has been named editor in chief of the Patriot Talon, Kevin Dilley, Talon adviser, announced.
George W. Bush Institute names Lindale Junior High School showcase school for middle school program

George W. Bush Institute names Lindale Junior High School showcase school for middle school program

The Middle School Matters Institute, an initiative of the George W. Bush Institute, has named Lindale Junior High School (LJHS) a Showcase School for the middle school program at the 2014 Middle School Matters Institute Summer Conference.
PTISD trustee recognized at Leadership TASB

PTISD trustee recognized at Leadership TASB

Terre Dunn, a member of the PTISD Board of Trustees, recently was recognized for her completion of the year long Leadership TASB program.