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Odessa Residents Chime In On Superintendent Search

By Mitch Borden The search is on for the new Ector County Independent School District Superintendent. Recently, in Odessa, public meetings were held to gather the opinions of community members about what kind of person residents want to see lead … Continue reading

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Texas Legislature Will Look At School Funding, Safety In The Upcoming Session

By Claire McInerny, KUT State lawmakers filed dozens of bills about educating kids ahead of Tuesday’s start to the legislative session. The most interesting discussion at the Capitol will likely be around school funding. It’s something the Legislature brings up … 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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Texas Education Board Workgroup Changes Course On “Heroic” Alamo Defenders

After submitting a recommendation to remove the word “heroic” from seventh-grade history textbooks, a Texas State Board of Education workgroup backed off its proposal after outcry from officials and the public.

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Texas Says It Won’t Fund Education For Children In Shelters

A letter from the Texas Education Agency about funding for schooling in migrant shelters highlights the ongoing push and pull between federal and state agencies.

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Texas Teachers Unions Sue Education Agency Over Charter Partnership Law

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, two teacher groups argue Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath exceeded his authority and weakened protections for public school employees.

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What the “Robin Hood Plan” Means for Marfa ISD in Upcoming School Year

School starts next week in Marfa. But this year, Marfa Independent School District is working with a little less.

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Teachers in other states are striking. Texas teachers can’t do that.

Texas state law says that teachers could lose their teaching certificates and pensions if they go on strike.

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April 6th West Texas News Editor Roundtable

Like the region itself, the news of West Texas is sweeping in its scope. So to help us break it all down, we have news editors from across the region joining us. In this roundtable, we hear from Laura Dennis … Continue reading

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Blue Origin x Marfa ISD Rocket Class

Blue Origin – the private space travel company owned by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos – hosted a rocket class at Marfa ISD. It’s the first time the class has been offered. Over the past several months, middle school and high school … Continue reading

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