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Ector County ISD Staff Test Positive For COVID-19 Days Before Classes Start

By Mitch Borden For the first time since last spring, students rushed to make it to classes before the final bell rang at public schools scattered across Odessa on Wednesday. But this time around, hallways were bare since the pandemic … Continue reading

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Ector County ISD Students And Parents Provided Learning Options For Upcoming Year

By Mitch Borden Ector County ISD administrators are preparing to welcome students back in just a few short weeks. The district is giving students and parents options on how kids will be educated in the upcoming school year, but says … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Multiple Witnesses Come Forward Claiming They Saw A Student With A Gun During Permian High School’s Evacuation

By Mitch Borden Officials at Ector County Independent School District are still looking into what exactly caused hundreds of students to evacuate Permian High School in Odessa on October 10h. That morning, Ector County ISD received a phone call warning … Continue reading

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After Students Fled Permian High — Ector County ISD Says There Was No Active Shooter

By Mitch Borden This morning, according to Odessa’s Ector County School District, a fire alarm was pulled at Permian High School, causing students to flee the building and some classrooms to go on lockdown. Exactly what happened at the Odessa … Continue reading

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As Odessa Schools Struggle To Hire Teachers, A New Program Hopes To Put A Dent In The Region’s Educator Shortage

By Mitch Borden Summer vacation is in full swing across Texas. Families going on long trips. On hot days, kids heading to the pool with friends or are running down ice cream trucks to get a cool treat. But for … Continue reading

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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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New Scholarship Strives To Help Local Students Become Teachers In Odessa

By Mitch Borden In a new effort to address the teacher shortage in Ector County Independent School district — a new scholarship has been created to help fill hundreds of vacancies. Two organizations  —The University of Texas Permian Basin and … Continue reading

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