Category Archive: Education

Oct 31 2013

GI Bill eases college costs for military families

As Veteran’s Day approaches, this is a good time to remind our active duty service members and veterans about the many education assistance benefits available to them through the G.I. Bill and other government programs. Here’s a rundown of a few of the more commonly used programs: The Post 9/11 GI Bill is more flexible …

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Oct 30 2013

Media Tips for the week of October 28

John Tyler High School Café con Leche – Parent Meeting In Spanish Monday, October 28 6:00 p.m. Library Information will be presented to families which include scholarships and grants, college admissions for post-secondary studies, as well as information on the branches of services. Woods Elementary School Pumpkin Chunk Thursday, October 31 11:30 – 12:15 – …

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Oct 30 2013

Charting a better path for our public schools:Even middle-class students no longer get a fair shot at a solid education.

Nearly 60 years after the Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education decision, separate but unequal school systems still stunt our nation’s potential. After the 1954 ruling, segregating racially within a town or county became much more cumbersome without coming to an end. New towns blossomed, largely through restrictive zoning, that were …

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Oct 28 2013

4H: Equipping youth, building leaders

There are many well-known, popular clubs and organizations for us to get our children in for popularity purposes, and some develop leadership skills. There is one that many folks seem to be totally unaware of, or seem to overlook, and that is the 4-H Club in their area. 4-H is part of the Texas A&M …

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Oct 24 2013

LHS musicians shine

The Longview High School (LHS) Lobo band has won a first division rating from the entire judging panel to secure its 64th consecutive “superior” score in University Interscholastic League contest rating competition. This extends the “Big Green Marching Machine’s” record for consecutive superior ratings in regional competition. For more than 80 years the LHS band has …

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Oct 19 2013

Dressed to read: Tyler Library offers free books

The Tyler Public Library has a perfect solution for area residents of all ages who are looking for another place to wear a costume this October. “Dressed to Read” encourages costumed characters of all ages to visit the Library anytime between Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 and receive a free book of their choice from …

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Oct 17 2013

Standing with Wendy Davis: A champion for public education

The Texas American Federation of Teachers this week endorsed State Sen. Wendy Davis in her run for Texas Governor. “When we offer to stand with a candidate and work for their election, we spend an enormous amount of time looking at their positions on education issues to ensure they will be effective leaders in developing …

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Oct 16 2013

Going to college:Preparing them early for the next phase in their lives

Forest Park Middle school National Honor Junior Society students took a field trip to Stephen F. Austin University this week. The students had a chance to experience full college life on SFA’s campus. They all got a chance to speak with college students and four seniors took them on a tour of the campus experiencing …

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