Tag Archive: school

Jul 27 2011

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 2011

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 2011

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 2011

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 2011

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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Feb 09 2011

Tyler ISD campuses named

Tyler ISD is proud to announce that Griffin Elementary School and Moore MST Magnet School have been recognized by the National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) as 2010 Higher Performing Schools for Texas. NCEA, at the end of January, released its 2010 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List for Texas. The list identifies elementary, middle and …

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Jan 20 2011

Texas teachers’ salaries surveyed

The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) has released its Texas Public Schools Teacher Report, revealing the state’s teachers are making 1.4% more for 2011-2011 than they were a year earlier. This is the second such survey taken by the TASB’s HR Services Division, and is the most definitive report on Texas educators’ compensation and …

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