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To Keep An Odessa School From Closing, Ector County ISD Focuses On Improving Student Literacy

By Mitch Borden In Odessa, Blackshear Elementary Magnet is on its last leg. For years the state has said the struggling school needs to improve, and in 2018 the Texas Education Agency even gave the Permian Basin campus a failing … Continue reading

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Midterms In West Texas: What Ector County ISD’s Tax Election Means For You

We’re days away from the start of early voting in the November elections. Leading up to that, Marfa Public Radio is bringing you coverage of what you can expect to see on the November ballot. In Alpine, Odessa and Midland, … Continue reading

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Faced With A Teacher Shortage, West Texas School District May Be Latest To Go Virtual

As an oil boom increases housing costs and lures staff away, the Ector County school board has struggled to recruit and retain enough teachers.

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Record Growth in Odessa Schools Could Be Here To Stay

When the last oil boom in the Permian Basin screeched to a halt in 2014, something unexpected happened — families stuck around. Now, with production ramping up again, all corners of the community are feeling the effects of population growth. … Continue reading

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