Tag Archive: Education

May 07 2012

Taking time out to revitalize STEM

By Keith J. Peden   For years, the United States has been losing ground to other countries in the race for qualified workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – the so-called STEM fields. It’s not that American kids start out any less curious about the world than kids abroad. But they are clearly not …

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Jan 10 2012

The importance of Ron Paul

By Larry Elder If libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. Paul, as expected, did well in Iowa. His strong third-place finish is substantially better than he did in 2008, and his national poll numbers are twice what they were back then. Paul’s appeal is easy to …

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Nov 30 2011

KC’s TRIO Program celebrates ten years

The Kilgore College TRIO program will celebrate its 10-year anniversary Wednesday, Nov. 30. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Devall Room on the Kilgore campus. TRIO is a group of federally funded programs designed to make higher education more accessible to disadvantaged students through motivation and support. The program …

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Oct 13 2011

Educators awarded

Tyler ISD Title I coordinator, Vernora Jones; parenting coordinator, Henria Armstrong; and administrative assistant, Barbara Burrow, received a Hope Award from the East Texas Crisis Center. The award acknowledges the tireless efforts Title I has made on behalf of children who have been subjected to violence in the home. For years, Tyler ISD Title I …

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Oct 06 2011

Expert addresses local educators

One of the nation’s most respected experts in the education of black males, Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, recently addressed the faculty, students and  parents of Ned E. Williams Elementary School.  Kunjufu has authored 32 books, including national bestsellers Black Students: Middle Class Teachers, Keeping Black Boys Out of Special Education and An African-Centered Response to Ruby …

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Oct 05 2011

Free the college football market

College football pretends it’s about boola-boola, but it’s really all about ka-ching ka-ching. By Donald Kaul The burlesque show that is college football has gone about as far as it can go. Each fall it arrives clothed in garments of academic integrity (the players are scholar-athletes, don’t you know) only to peel them off one …

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Aug 23 2011

Battle of the bulge as big as Texas

By Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner The latest “F as in Fat” report is out and the grades are not good. The research, sponsored by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds Texas has the unhealthy distinction of being among 12 states nationwide with adult obesity rates over 30 percent. …

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Aug 23 2011

Their future, our fight

By Linda Bridges In the wake of a state legislative session that produced unprecedented cuts of more than $5 billion from public education, the back-to-school verdict is already in: 75 percent of Texans say our state lawmakers should not have cut funding for public schools at all (Texas Poll, July 2011). In fact, 90 percent …

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