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PTISD students get milk, cookies for perfect attendance

PTISD students get milk, cookies for perfect attendance

Oak Farms Dairy provided Milk & Cookies to the students at the Elementary School students on Friday, November 22, 2013.
Robert E. Lee student earns seat in All State orchestra

Robert E. Lee student earns seat in All State orchestra

Abigail Jorden, an eleventh grader at Robert E. Lee (REL) High School, was recently selected to join the 2013-2014 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Orchestra, an honor she has now earned for three years in a row.
NHS choir members earn spots on Honor Choir

NHS choir members earn spots on Honor Choir

Five Nacogdoches High School Treble Chorus members made the Honor Choir during a competition Saturday, Nov. 9, at Lufkin High School.
TX Board of Education votes Algebra 2 no longer graduation requirement

TX Board of Education votes Algebra 2 no longer graduation requirement

According to NBC5, the Texas Board of Education gave their preliminary approval, Thursda
Region 7 Curriculum Department in search of presenters for its 2014 Curriculum Conference

Region 7 Curriculum Department in search of presenters for its 2014 Curriculum Conference

Region 7 Education Service Center’s (ESC) Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) Department is in search of teachers, administrators and other school leaders to present at its third annual curriculum conference being held June 11-12
CSCOPE controversy draws crowd, comments at Spring Hill ISD board meeting

CSCOPE controversy draws crowd, comments at Spring Hill ISD board meeting

Issues involving lesson plans and transparency within Spring Hill ISD drew a large turnout Monday night to the board of trustees meeting.
After uproar, mock immigration sting canceled at UT campus

After uproar, mock immigration sting canceled at UT campus

According to the Texas Tribune, the UT chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas has canceled a mock immigration sting on
ETX superintendent stepping down by 2015

ETX superintendent stepping down by 2015

Dr. James E. Wilcox announced this week that he intends to wrap up his service as Longview ISD’s superintendent by January 2015.
TJC’s Harmony & Understanding, Jazz Ensemble to present ‘Holiday Pops’

TJC’s Harmony & Understanding, Jazz Ensemble to present ‘Holiday Pops’

Tyler Junior College’s premier performance groups Harmony & Understanding and the TJC Jazz Ensemble are busy prepping “Holiday Pops,” a showcase of high-energy, musical numbers to celebrate the season.
Nacogdoches ISD Deaf Ed Program receives high ratings in review

Nacogdoches ISD Deaf Ed Program receives high ratings in review

The Nacogdoches ISD day school that supports hearing impaired children and their families received high marks in a recent statewide Peer Review process.

Mom with cancer banned from school

An Albuquerque, New Mexico mother with a life-threatening disease says she was kept out of her daughter's school because of the way she smells. The smell can be overpowering at times.

Study shows 32% of workers with college degrees never found job related to major

According to a new study from Carreerbuilder, nearly 47 percent of those with college degrees said their first job out of college was unrelated to their major.
ETX student expected to be fine after being struck by vehicle before school

ETX student expected to be fine after being struck by vehicle before school

A Carthage Junior High School student was taken to ETMC Carthage as a precautionary measure after he was struck by a vehicle this morning while crossing Holly Street.
2 college students placed on probation for remainder of educational career for using gun to scare suspected burglar

2 college students placed on probation for remainder of educational career for using gun to scare suspected burglar

Two Gonzaga University students are on probation for the rest of their time at the Washington state school for using a gun to scare a man they say was trying to barge into their apartment, their lawyer said Tuesday.

PTISD trustees vote 5-2 for new VP, keep Peck

On Monday, November 4, the Pine Tree Independent School District Board of Trustees held a Special Meeting concern