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Monday, September 26th, 2016

Parents weigh in on Dripping Springs bathroom debate

Walnut Springs Elementary School's decision to allow a transgender student, born a boy, to use girls' bathrooms sparked contentious debate during a Monday night meeting of the Dripping Springs School Board. Hundreds attended a meeting to support or decry the decision.

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Isaac calls for suspension of Texas’ STAAR exam

A state representative who has passed legislation aimed at reeling in Texas’ standardized testing regime is calling on the state to ditch required STAAR exams while it “tries to iron out STAAR’s many kinks.”

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

GOP state senators spar over value of pre-K spending

At an education committee hearing Tuesday, Republican lawmakers, including State Sen. Donna Campbell, debated whether a $118 million pre-K initiative championed by Gov. Greg Abbott is worth the money.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Central Texas schools in line for $1.5M in pre-K funding

by KIAH COLLIER AUSTIN — Texas will divvy up more than $116 million among 578 school districts and charter schools to bolster high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Tuesday. State lawmakers approved the grant program during...

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Hays High grad earns Annapolis appointment

Gracie Sierra Hough, a Buda resident who graduated Hays High School this spring, will report to the U.S. Naval Academy on June 30.

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Houston ISD official named San Marcos CISD superintendent finalist

Michael A. Cardona, the chief school officer for Houston ISD, has been named the lone finalist for San Marcos CISD’s superintendent.

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Eads agrees to stay put until San Marcos CISD trustees choose new superintendent

Following a 4-3 vote at a special San Marcos CISD board meeting Tuesday evening, Superintendent Mark Eads will stay in his position on an interim basis until trustees hire a replacement later this year.

Friday, January 15th, 2016

San Marcos CISD superintendent names Valadez, Pavia to new leadership positions

Starting this month, Dr. Monica Valadez will serve as the school district’s community liaison and Cynthia Pavia will serve as an De Zavala Elementary assistant principal.

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Updated: Former Round Rock, El Paso superintendents apply for SMCISD interim

Trustees have received a late-hour application for interim superintendent from Hector Montenegro, the former San Marcos CISD school district superintendent who went on to hold top administrative positions at school districts in Dallas, El Paso and San...

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Governor names Comal ISD superintendent to lead committee on public school accountability

Gov. Greg Abbott has named Comal ISD Superintendent Andrew Kim as chair of a working committee charged with recommending a new system for student assessment and public schools accountability.

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