Governor visits Tyler, speaks on improving education

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Quick on the heels of Governor Rick Perry's opponent in the upcoming election, his campaign trail went through East Texas Wednesday.

The governor took time to speak to supporters, but not before addressing Tyler ISD students and faculty.

Texas schools will receive a new teaching tool soon that is turning heads a little further from the chalkboard and closer to a computer screen.

Inside John Tyler High School's auditorium, Governor Perry announced the new Texas education on iTunes U.

John Tyler and Lee high school students listened as the governor explained how the online program puts an abundance of teaching material all in one place.

Audio and video presentations from state agencies and museums are expected to give schools a cutting edge in education.

"It will allow the state of Texas to continue to lead the charge, if you will give us a growing stable of concepts to improve Texas education," said Perry. "So as we continue to put our children first and we'll continue to keep a very strong economy in the state and lead the nation economically as well."

The governor also met with supporters at the Tyler Women's Building, stressing the changes he says are needed to correct the federal government.

Robert Scott, the commissioner of the Texas Education Agency spoke on school security. He said they are working closely with juvenile services to increase awareness for educators on students with prior problems.

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