Education

Chapel Hill High School student senate carries on 22-year Christmas tradition

For the past 22 years, the Chapel Hill High School Student Senate has gotten into the Christmas spirit by sponsoring its annual Shoes for Kids fundraiser.

  LeTourneau University gets new state-of-the-art flight simulators

Dollar General surprises two Tyler schools with $5,000

  Owens Elementary holds book drive for Dallas school affected by tornado

  WEBXTRA: Lindale triplets attend TJC on golf, corporate scholarships

  Robotics students get hands-on with state-of-the-art surgical system in Longview

  SMILE! TJC Dental Studies program celebrate 50 years

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UT regents approve $95M to fund 2 facilities in Tyler

Tyler ISD superintendent to deliver annual State of the District address

Tyler Lee student-athletes sign letters of intent to play golf at collegiate level

  Tyler Lee band student chosen from thousands to march in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

  WEBXTRA: Longview High School wins Coats for Kids Classroom Challenge

  UT Health East Texas flight nurses give career presentation at UT Tyler

  ETBU honors Darrian “D.J.” McClintock, Jr., and Norvontre “Tre” Harrison with statue

East Texas Baptist University unveiled the “My Brother’s Keeper” bronze statue before the Tiger Football game on Saturday, November 9 at Ornelas Stadium.

  Lighthouse for the Blind students tour Tyler ISD Career and Technology Center

CTC student ambassadors conducted the tour, during which the group got hands-on experience in different career fields.

Voters approve $10.5 million bond to help Alto ISD rebuild in wake of tornado

The bond was originally planned closer to Nov. 2022, but the damage done to Alto High School was too much to reconsider.

  Students at Hubbard Middle School get science lesson from hot air balloon

The 6th graders are learning about convection currents in their science classes this week.

  Tyler Museum of Art hosts student art in annual Day of the Dead exhibit

  Wind tunnel lab remains student favorite at LeTourneau University

  WEBXTRA: More than 20 students participate in lineman rodeo

  Lobo band marches to 70th straight Division 1 rating at UIL

  Students help sample potential cafeteria fare at Region 7′s annual Food Service Show

Kilgore Public Library celebrating 80 years of their storybook building with fun free events

Longview ISD: Director of transportation resigning

Longview ISD’s director of transportation is resigning, effective Dec. 31.

  Brook Hill opens new Graves Innovation Center

Brook Hill's new Graves Innovation Center was officially opened Wednesday afternoon.

  Texas College ‘grateful’ Tyler city council waives park rental fees

The decision would bring outside competition into Tyler for Texas College home games, as well as the revenue that comes with it.

  Longview Public Library lets you check out baking pans

They have baking pans for those who just want to try it out without buying new pans.

  UT Tyler publishes first book by new UT Tyler Press

The book offers advice and inspirational stories from a diverse group of about 60 East Texas leaders.

  WEBXTRA: Pine Tree ISD holds first robotics competition at Komatsu in Longview

Students built and programmed LEGO robots that imitated tasks of heavy equipment.

TJC science center to debut new space exhibit, digital projection system

Tyler Junior College’s Earth and Space Science Center featuring Hudnall Planetarium will debut a new exhibit about space – plus a new way of looking at the stars in its dome theater.

Tyler ISD assistant superintendent of schools no longer employed with district

Tyler ISD Assistant Superintendent of Schools Rawly Sanchez is no longer with the district.

Chancellor bans vaping from ‘every inch of the Texas A&M system’

Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp released a statement on Tuesday that the use of e-cigs and vaping, as well as the sale of related products, are prohibited across the whole Texas A&M system.

  Smith County commissioners offer $140,000 to buy Tyler ISD ag farm

The county plans to use it for the future site of its road and bridge facility.

  County eyes Tyler ISD ag farm for road and bridge facility

Smith County commissioners will consider having the county purchase the Tyler ISD agricultural learning center and using it as a future site for the road and bridge facility.

  Henderson ISD promotes inclusion with Sandy Hook-inspired Kindness Week

The district joined thousands of schools nationwide in promoting a culture of inclusion on its campuses.

  LETU commemorates Apollo moon landing with exhibit, lectures

The exhibit includes displays on the history of manned space flight, Project Apollo, space food and shuttle tires and the technology behind them.

  WEBXTRA: Kilgore College to host free piano recital featuring music with French influence

Music will include pieces by J.S. Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Poulenc and more.

  Tyler high school embraces Hispanic Heritage Month

Robert E. Lee High School will host a Hispanic Heritage Night where community members will speak to visitors, as well as members of TISD.

  WEBXTRA: LETU students build machine to chase geese from golf courses

Canadian geese can be a real problem at golf courses and can cost thousands of dollars a year to clean up after them.

  Walk to End Epilepsy in honor of Sam Watkins draws people from all over Texas

The Walk to End Epilepsy in honor of Sam Watkins drew people from all over the state to Tyler Saturday morning.

  New LeTourneau exhibit is out of this world

A new NASA exhibit at Letourneau University is exploring the history of U.S. space flight.

  Beloved Van High School counselor retiring after 60 years

Bill Giles is retiring from Van High School after 60 years.

Alto ISD will resume Thursday on regular schedule

According to the district’s Facebook page, students will be released at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Panola College’s food pantry ‘feeds the need’ of its students

With all the stress of college, whether students get to eat should not be a concern

Marshall ISD bus involved in hit-and-run; no students on board

A Marshall Independent School District bus driver was arrested after she allegedly hit a parked car and kept going.

Texas Tech Chancellor’s residence and furniture to be auctioned

The residence spans more than 8,000 square feet on 1.438 acres, according to the release. Furnishings to be auctioned include living, family, dining and bedroom furniture, a baby grand piano, outdoor furniture, and more.

Wiley College hosts annual Back to School Bash

Thousands filled the Wiley College Alumni Gymnasium on Sunday for this year’s Back to School Bash.

Marshall ISD students head back to school Monday

Summer is officially over for students in Marshall, Texas.

Mineola ISD superintendent submits letter of resignation, board accepts

The superintendent of schools in Mineola submitted her letter resignation on Thursday night.

  Troup ISD leaders: ‘Proud’ of ’A’ accountability rating, but our kids are more than just a score

Troup scored an 'A', a 94 overall, and school leaders are focused on keeping that momentum going.

  ‘Georgia’s the real hero:’ Firefighters escort Whitehouse child battling cancer to first day of kindergarten

One particular new kindergartener received a bit of extra attention, as she’s been battling an illness prior to her first day and some local heroes wanted to give her extra support.

  Staff create art, positive messages in bathrooms at Pittsburg Elementary School

The Principal at Pittsburg Elementary School challenged the staff to redo all the campus bathrooms for back to school.

  School board votes to move forward with selling Tyler ISD Agricultural Learning Center

School officials made it clear the sale does not jeopardize the school’s agriculture program.

  Alto ISD embraces challenges of new school year as students return for first day

It was the first time many students returned to their respective campuses since a tornado damaged the high school building on April 13.

Union Hill ISD canceling Monday classes due to lack of power

Due to lack of running electricity, Union Hill ISD officials have canceled classes for Monday.

Pittsburg Elementary teachers flush forlorn student bathrooms, create fabulous facilities with art

The second, third and fourth-grade students at Pittsburg Elementary School should be excited and inspired when they see the newly-redesigned facilities

  Students bond over return to school during Grace Community School field day

Students new to Grace Community School joined current students for a Friday of fun and team-building activities.

  East Texas teacher’s wishes granted with ‘Clear The Lists’

Four East Texas teachers receive all that they asked for on their back-to-school supply lists.

  Tips to help students ease back into school routine

Sylvan in Tyler is hosting a celebration for their 40th anniversary and kids going back to school.

  Decorated soldier inspires Tyler ISD teachers

Thursday, a decorated soldier-turned-motivational speaker, encouraged teachers at Tyler ISD’s convocation.

UT Tyler expanding nursing program to fill gap in statewide nurse shortage

The university announced it is expanding its nursing program to a tri-semester system with increased enrollment.

Texas Education Agency releases accountability ratings

Thursday, the Texas Education Agency released its 2019 state accountability ratings. This year, the agency rolled out a new rating system for schools, using an A-F system.

VIDEO: Kilgore Middle School teachers are so excited about back to school, they made a lip-sync video

They’re dancing and singing their way into the 2019-2020 school year, and they shared the video on YouTube so everyone could get pumped up for school with them.

  Students paint mini-murals on Robert E. Lee High School parking lot

Students at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler are creating a colorful welcome to the new school year.

School start dates across East Texas

Here are the start dates for school districts across the area.

  WEBXTRA: KLTV’s Jamey Boyum takes a tour of the Longview Public Library

The Longview Public Library continues to offer free computer classes.

Pediatrician explains how to make transition between summer, school sleep schedule easier on kids

A few simple steps can make that sleep transition as easy as counting sheep.

  Tyler ISD ‘meets standard’ with improved district TEA accountability rating

The district earned a 'B' during the 2018-19 school year.

  Region 7 celebrates greatness in education during 2020 Teacher of the Year luncheon

More than 40 elementary and secondary teachers were recognized Thursday.

Texas Tech professor says parent involvement linked to student success in the classroom

With the beginning of school just around the corner, it’s time for parents and caregivers to help their children get started on the right foot.

Bullard ISD superintendent announces early retirement

At Wednesday’s Bullard ISD board meeting, the district’s superintendent announced his plan to retire early. Back in May, Todd Schneider, Bullard ISD’s superintendent, announced his plans to retire in June 2020.“The superintendent did announce early retirement tonight with board approval of his ear

  Former John Tyler student returns to campus as new Social Studies teacher

The John Tyler graduate said he was excited to start the learning process with his students.

UT Health Science Center at Tyler receives $1.9M grant for lung research

Researchers at University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler have received a grant worth more than $1.9 million.

Ways to take advantage of Texas tax free weekend

When parents think of Back to School often times the first thing on their list is supplies or clothing — but stocking up on things your child needs throughout the entire school year could save you money — if you do it now.

Literacy Council puts ‘fun’ in fundraising with annual Tyler spelling bee competition

The spelling bee is the primary fundraising event the Literacy Council of Tyler holds each year.

  Matthew McConaughey’s Just Keep Livin Foundation expands to Longview ISD

A nonprofit foundation created by Longview High School alumnus and Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has now expanded programs to include Longview ISD.

  Mineola high school concert band earns state honor

The Mineola High School Concert Band was ranked No. 1 by the Texas Music Educators Association as the Class 3A 2020 Honor Band.

  Mount Vernon coach Art Briles speaks to media after practice Monday

Briles has agreed to speak to the press on August 5 at the end of that afternoon’s practice with the team.

8 ways to avoid going into debt while back-to-school shopping

Here are 10 essentials and 10 non-essentials; buy one, avoid the other

  Longview’s LETU to host simulcast of Global Leadership Summit

Summit aims to help church and marketplace leaders maximize their influence with fresh, actionable tips and insights.

Nacogdoches ISD police officer arrives to two masked individuals in his office

A Nacogdoches ISD police officer arrived for work Monday only to discover two masked subjects inside his office.