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Tyler ISD educators complete ambassador training program

Tyler ISD educators complete ambassador training program

Tyler ISD educators recently completed the Friends of Texas Public Schools (FOTPS) Ambassador Training Academy, a program created to change the conversation about Texas public schools from the inside out.
Kelly Liebengood named Chief Global Initiatives Officer at LETU

Kelly Liebengood named Chief Global Initiatives Officer at LETU

LeTourneau University is pleased to announce Dr. Kelly Liebengood has been appointed to a cabinet-level role as the university’s new Chief Global Initiatives Officer.
Tyler elementary celebrates employee's 80th birthday

Tyler elementary celebrates employee's 80th birthday

Every day Bobbie Clifton brings smiles and hugs to the faces of students at Owens Elementary School. Today, Owens staff and administrators brought a smile to Mrs.
Educators continue to find Education Service Centers invaluable

Educators continue to find Education Service Centers invaluable

Texas educators continue to find services provided by the 20 Texas Regional Education Service Centers (ESCs) invaluable, and school leaders strongly approve of the support being provided.
Tyler ISD families begin ‘Road to College’

Tyler ISD families begin ‘Road to College’

The Tyler Area Business Education Council is partnering with Tyler ISD to pilot a college readiness program designed for fifth-grade students and their parents in the Hispanic community or who are economically disadvantaged.

More than 40 ETX districts with schools rated academically unacceptable, improvement required

Editor's Note: List of Schools on the PEG list can be found toward the bottom of this story.
LETU wins $250,000 Keck Foundation grant for mobility lab

LETU wins $250,000 Keck Foundation grant for mobility lab

LeTourneau University was awarded a $250,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation for an interdisciplinary mobility lab (IML) on the university’s Longview campus.
Nacogdoches ISD to delay Tuesday start time by 2 hours

Nacogdoches ISD to delay Tuesday start time by 2 hours

Due to the extreme temperatures expected Tuesday morning, all Nacogdoches ISD campuses will begin classes two hours later than usual. Busses also will pick up students two hours later than usual.

ETBU wins lawsuit against controversial HHS mandate

Houston federal court delivered a major blow to the controversial HHS mandate ruling in favor of East Texas Baptist University.
LeTourneau to host multi-Grammy winner Bill Gaither

LeTourneau to host multi-Grammy winner Bill Gaither

Friday and Saturday, January 24 and 25 at the Belcher Center at LeTourneau University,  multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host two spectacular evenings of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the world class talent of the
Tyler ISD Board of Trustees appoints new member

Tyler ISD Board of Trustees appoints new member

The Tyler ISD Board of Trustees held a special session this morning to appoint a new board member to fill the current Single Member District 5 vacancy.
LIST: ETX school early dismissals, closures for December 20

LIST: ETX school early dismissals, closures for December 20

The following schools will be closed or have early dismissal, Friday, December 20, to kick off Christmas break:
ETX school recommended for charter revocation in 2014

ETX school recommended for charter revocation in 2014

A Tyler charter school is one of six recommended for revocation of their charter by the Texas Education Agency in 2014.
Tyler ISD TARGET teacher wins award

Tyler ISD TARGET teacher wins award

Tyler ISD teacher, Amanda Baker, was recently honored with a 2013 Area Rising Star Teacher of the Gifted Award.