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Monday, August 16th, 2010

Texas State to co-host math and science summit

Mathematicians from Texas State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will co-host a math and science summit in collaboration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in September at the San Antonio Omni Colonnade Hotel.

Friday, August 6th, 2010

TEA ratings raise grade for Hays CISD schools, but not district

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently confirmed Hays CISD projections that 14 of the district's 19 campuses received an "exemplary" or "recognized" rating on for the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests. Overall, however, the...

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

San Marcos CISD reaches recognized status

San Marcos CISD vaulted from academically unacceptable to recognized in the newest Texas Education Agency accountability ratings as African-American, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students at San Marcos High School all registered double-digit gains in mathematics.

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

School board could approve high school academies next week

San Marcos CISD trustees are close to approving a re-structuring of San Marcos High School that would include four academies based on career themes. If approved, the academies would open in the fall of 2011, with teacher...

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Texas State holds MELL conference

Texas State is holding a conference this weekend to help instructors who are charged with teaching mathematics to students who don't have English as their primary language.

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Two San Marcos CISD teachers to compete for Texas Teacher of the Year

After a banquet honoring the ten teachers selected by the San Marcos CISD teachers for Texas Teacher of the Year honors, Roxana Heiser of Owen Goodnight Middle School and Brenda Butler of Mendez Elementary School are moving...

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Educators discuss SBOE curriculum proposals

The State Board of Education is considering controversial changes to the curriculum standards for teaching history and social studies in Texas public schools. Among those weighing in are Ken Mercer (R-San Antonio), who is running for re-election...

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

SMHS student bound for NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA) recently selected San Marcos High School junior Ty Stonecipher to participate in its High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) program. Stonecipher was nominated for the program by Texas State...

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Student Government Day revived

The San Marcos Student Government Day participants might just give city officials a run for their money as they tackle city issues Friday from City Hall, the school district's central office, and the Hays County Commissioners Court.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Hays CISD tabs Tenorio

The Hays CISD Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously voted to appoint Willie Tenorio, Jr., to fill the unexpired term left vacant by Joe Muñoz, who resigned his Kyle-based District 2 when he moved to another area...

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