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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Texas loses bid for federal pre-K funding

The state will not receive a share of $250 million in federal funding marked to help states expand preschool programs, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.

Friday, July 18th, 2014

White House appoints former Kyle mayor to education post

Former Kyle Mayor Lucy Johnson has won a presidential appointment as the deputy assistant secretary in charge of rural outreach efforts for the U.S. Department of Education.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

San Marcos CISD trustees hire new school improvement coordinator

San Marcos CISD recently hired Gregory Rodriguez as the coordinator of accountability and school improvement. He'll be paid $78,000 annually, plus fringe.

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

SMBA valedictorian awarded Byrd Scholarship

The 2010 San Marcos Baptist Academy (SMBA) valedictorian, Margaret Mary (“Maggie”) Boylan, was recently awarded the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship.

Friday, June 25th, 2010

San Marcos CISD trustees join SOAR literacy campaign

The San Marcos CISD Board of Trustees joined Seeking Opportunities, Achieving Results (SOAR) in an early literacy campaign at the school board meeting this week. The 2010 SOAR campaign is called "Early Readers Become Leaders."

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

SMCISD seeks matches for RIF grant

San Marcos CISD will recieve a federal grant, worth in the neighborhood of $25,000, to help boost the reading performance of children in six SMCISD schools. The six schools will share the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) grant...

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Texas State says ni hao to Mandarin

This fall, Texas State students will be able to take Mandarin Chinese for academic credit as the Department of Languages unveils its newest course listings. The classes are made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department...

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Pain, gain at Texas State?

Texas State is angling towards the big time in college football. Could be fun. But hold onto your stomachs, because it's going to hurt for a while.