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Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Audio: New security measures taking root in Texas schools

It has been one year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Texas lawmakers and school districts are among those who have re-examined security protocols after the shootings.

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Bid to ease testing in lower grades comes with caveat

Despite sharply reducing state testing requirements for Texas high school students, the 83rd Legislature brought only conditional relief from high-stakes exams for students in lower grades, who take a total of 17 state tests before going to...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Major education bills headed to governor’s desk

Two major education bills — Senate Bill 2, which expands the state's charter school system, and House Bill 5, which changes high school testing and graduation requirements — are headed to the governor's desk after clearing the...

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Commentary: Time for San Marcos CISD to embrace ‘Trustee TV’

In this guest commentary, two city council members make the extraordinarily rare move of publicly urging their counterparts on the San Marcos CISD board of trustees to start televising their meetings.

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

San Marcos school bus struck in mini pileup on River Road

A pickup truck rear-ended a San Marcos CISD school bus and was promptly rear-ended itself by a second pickup truck at roughly 3:30 p.m. today on River Road. No one was injured in the collisions, an officer...

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

With strong early voting in the bag, Election Day is here

If early turnout is an indication — and it always is — voter participation in the San Marcos CISD construction bond and school board elections today could set a new record.

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Letter: Educators union endorses Hamilton for trustee

Members of the local affiliate of the Texas State Teachers Association have voted to endorse trustee candidate Michelle Hamilton over the the Place 5 incumbent, union president SUSAN SEATON writes.

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Interactive: What $77M in San Marcos CISD bonds will buy you

San Marcos CISD voters will decide on May 11 on two bond issue propositions totaling about $77 million to pay for new, expanded and renovated facilities.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Video: Educators visit capitol, push to restore cuts

Ask any of the estimated 2,700 members of the American Federation of Teachers who came out Monday for the group's lobby day, and they’ll tell you their top priority is restoring the $5.4 billion in cuts made...

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Eads recommends breaking bond proposal in two

San Marcos CISD Superintendent Mark Eads is recommending that a proposed new football stadium and swimming complex be separated from a larger bond package comprised primarily of new and renovated schools.

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