DPS to provide more than 30 officers to campuses throughout Uvalde ISD for new school year
Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be providing more than 30 law enforcement officers to campuses throughout the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (UCISD) for the new school year.
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Vocational Rehabilitation Services Counselor Lorena Vega and Vocational Rehabilitation Services Transition Counselor Alejandra Fernandez speak to visiting families at the Texas Workforce Commission booth Friday at an event providing free school supplies for students ahead of the new school year at the Southern Careers Institute Harlingen Campus. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)BCFS Health and Human Services volunteer Lupita Arteaga hands a backpack to student Martiza Cervantes and her grandmother Rebecca Cervantes Friday at an event providing free school supplies for students ahead of the new school year at the Southern Careers Institute Harlingen Campus. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)Students Darwin and Genesis sport new backpacks Friday at an event providing free school supplies for students ahead of the new school year at the Southern Careers Institute Harlingen Campus. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)Families walk through different organization booths to pick up supplies and information Friday at an event providing free school supplies for students ahead of the new school year at the Southern Careers Institute Harlingen Campus. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald)myrgv.com
Opportunities to engage, excel: BISD prepares for new school year
The Brownsville Independent School District is preparing for a school year as nearly like the pre-pandemic normal as possible, ready to close achievement gaps, address social emotional learning, and ready when it comes to school safety.myrgv.com
Texas State University hosts event on understanding students with autism
The Texas State University Office of Disability Services hosted an “Understanding Students on the Autism Spectrum” online event on Wednesday afternoon to educate the campus community on ways to assist[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
HCISD Transition Academy creating world of opportunities
HARLINGEN – The students clustered around a table with large wooden pencils waiting to be painted.“I’m giving everybody a paintbrush and I’m going to give you black paint,” said Maira Gutierrez, special education teacher at the Transition Academy.myrgv.com
Photo Gallery: UTRGV med school students celebrate residency Match Day with jubilation
Fourth-year students with the UTRGV School of Medicine Class of 2022 gathered on the campus’ Troxel Lawn eagerly awaiting the moment they’d been working toward since they first entered the medical school — when they’d read their letters from the National Resident Matching Program and learn the residency program they’ve been matched with.myrgv.com
CPS, CTU talks to resume Friday as principals decry district’s decision to let them make call on reopening their schools
As the standoff between Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union led classes to be cancelled for the third day, more than 100 school administrators signed a letter saying they do not want to take on the “demoralizing task” of determining if their school has enough staff to teach students in personchicagotribune.com
TXST sales teams finish 3rd runner up at International Collegiate Sales Competition
Six Texas State students represented The Center for Professional Sales from the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University at the 10th Annual International Collegiate Sales Competition held virtually from Nov. 9 - 13.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
University of Chicago students rally for safety after fatal shooting
At least 200 University of Chicago students, many of them international, gathered at the campus’ Main Quadrangle Tuesday — a week after the fatal shooting in Hyde Park of Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng, a recent graduate — to demand further safety measures from the university.chicagotribune.com
Students disciplined after 'slavery' petition sue district
Four students who were disciplined after a “petition” seeking to restart slavery was posted on social media are suing their Kansas City school district for civil rights violations. The students from Park Hill South High School said the posting in September began as part of bantering between a biracial student and a Black student, according to a federal lawsuit filed Friday. After other students laughed at the petition, it was posted on social media, drawing national media coverage.news.yahoo.com
Illinois schools look to bridge widening achievement gap for low-income students during the pandemic
Illinois students from economically disadvantaged families — who represent nearly 50% of the state’s roughly 2 million students — appear to have borne the brunt of the disruptions to education during the pandemic.chicagotribune.com
Stronger Houston: Urban school program looks to bring equity to education, uplift minority students
The Social Justice Learning Institute’s Urban Scholars program started over a decade ago in Los Angeles, but it is just now starting to make its mark in the Houston- area with the goal of empowering students of color through education to change their communities.
Bonham Pre-Kindergarten celebrates Halloween with costume parade
Bonham Pre-Kindergarten students celebrated Halloween by dressing up as their favorite book and movie characters on Friday. Teachers guided the students on a parade through the halls. Daily Record photos by Lance Winter[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
PUMPKIN PARTY: Travis Elementary celebrates pumpkin-decorating contest winners
Travis Elementary School students recently had the opportunity to showcase their creativity during their annual storybook pumpkin decorating contest.Pictured above and below, pumpkins decorated by Tra[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Katy ISD pulls books, cancels author’s visit after parents petition claiming subject matter teaches ‘critical race theory’
Katy Independent School District said they have “temporarily” removed books by an award-winning children’s author from their library shelves after an outcry from parents claiming the subject matter promotes critical race theory.
‘We must do more’: Conroe ISD moves to ‘Alert Level 4′ with hundreds of new COVID-19 cases daily
With COVID-19 spreading throughout Conroe ISD so quickly, the district moved to Alert Level 4, which is the second-highest level and one level away from considering shutting down campuses and even the entire district.
HISD to offer virtual learning option for students too young to get COVID vaccine who have a compromised immune system
Houston Independent School District, the largest school district in Texas, announced Thursday that it will now offer a virtual learning option for students who are too young to be vaccinated or immunocompromised.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awards over $12 million in educational scholarships to Texas students
On Saturday, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced the 633 students who received one of the organization’s educational scholarships. A total of more than $12 million in scholarships were awarded to students across the state of Texas.
KPRC 2 Senior Scholarship: Meet Hannah Omoruyi, the senior who wants to one day help develop medications for different mental illnesses
KPRC 2 and Texas Mattress Makers are surprising 20 deserving high school seniors with scholarships. All students selected for scholarships have been nominated by their high schools.