Tag Archive: school

Aug 23

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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Aug 16

Back-to-school budgeting tips

By Jason Alderman Whether you’re a recent graduate going to college for the first time or a returning student, it will soon be time to get to campus – and payment deadlines for tuition and other fees are not far behind. “Be sure not to overlook any tax credits or deductions for education,” said Clay …

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Aug 02

Sales Tax Holiday looms

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs says Texas families have a big opportunity to save money when they shop. The state’s annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 19-21. “On that weekend, shoppers will pay no state or local sales tax on many school supplies, school backpacks and most children’s and adults’ …

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Jul 27

Avoid wolves in volunteers’ clothing

By Bill Tate As the back to school season swings into full gear this fall, there are many opportunities for adults to volunteer and support school activities. Volunteers lend valuable time and assistance to our school systems, and while the majority of school volunteers are law abiding role models for our nation’s children, unsavory adults …

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Jul 19

Marching to save our schools

By Mary Tedrow I was born and raised in Washington, DC before the miracle of air-conditioning. I know well that July is a beast in that city. Yet I will return to Washington, DC on July 30 to participate in the Save Our Schools march and rally. Why? Because I don’t want to lose something …

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Jun 29

South Ward ES: Summer learning ongoing

By Joycelyne Fadojutimi and Jasmine Brown Some South Ward Elementary School students are getting a head start on next year by attending summer school.  Also, some 5th graders who have yet to pass the TAKS test are working on it during the summer break in anticipation of a successful testing next semester.  They do not …

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Feb 24

Texas lottery hits new educational heights

The Texas Lottery Commission has announced  achieving a new mark in its financing of the Foundation School Fund (FSF,)  which supports public education in Texas.  The commission has moved $76.2  million to the FSF, bringing total contributions since 1997 to $13  billion. Before 1997 the state’s lottery profits went to the  General Revenue Fund, but …

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Feb 09

Obesity costs as big as Texas

Obesity costs Texas businesses $9.5 billion annually, and if the obesity rate and the cost of health care continue to increase as projected, the cost to businesses could reach $32.5 billion per year by 2030, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said today. The price tag for obesity is almost triple an estimate Combs released in 2007. …

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