Tag Archive: educational

Apr 19

Chamber professionals to attend roundtable

The Longview Chamber of Commerce will be well represented at the Northeast Texas Roundtable in Paris, Texas on April 22. Kayla Cantey and Diana Northcutt with the Longview Chamber of Commerce will be among the attendees at this year’s event. Held at the Paris city Council chambers, the Northeast Texas Roundtable is a regional consortium …

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Mar 19

Fighting HIV/AIDS:NAACP, Churches to form coalition

“In order to address HIV/AIDS we have to discuss pre-marital sex. From a spiritual point of view, you are supposed to abstain from having sex before marriage.”–Special Health Resources Chief Financial Officer Carlton Smith. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the oldest African-American civil rights organization in America. Ever since …

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Jan 27

Pine Tree ISD approves contract extension for Superintendent

   Dr. TJ Farler will continue to serve Pine Tree ISD as the schools superintendent, thanks to unanimous support Monday by school board members at a special meeting held Tuesday, January 21st. “The board approved a three-year contract that is extended by a year after the first year served,” said Farler. Her extension will ensure …

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Nov 03

Lego® contest slated

On your mark, get set, design! The Tyler Public Library is hosting the Lego® Designs Family Contest from Monday, November 4 to Thursday, November 7. Families are invited to come create designs based on their favorite books using Lego® building blocks. The Library will provide all the materials, while families provide creativity and imagination. “Building …

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Oct 30

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 19

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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May 29

Improve academically:FREE program to be offered

Kilgore College is looking for students to enroll in its annual Summer Bridge Program beginning July 15. The program, called the Preparatory Academy for College Excellence (PACE) is a free way for students to refresh skills in reading and writing or math in hopes of eliminating developmental coursework. The course will be taught by KC …

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Mar 17

Salaries frozen, leave time cut

The Longview Independent School District’s (LISD) Board of Trustees has elected to leave the district’s salary and compensation schedules unchanged for 2011-2012. The panel also decided to discontinue local leave days for next year’s semester.  The state mandates five leave days, but LISD employees were receiving just two.  Superintendent Dr. James E. Wilcox explained the …

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