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Round Rock ISD will hold several information sessions next month for community members interested in running for the RRISD board of trustees. Those interested are invited to learn more about the … more
After the COVID-19 pandemic’s education disruptions caused Texas students’ standardized test scores to drop, their performance is beginning to turn around toward pre-pandemic levels in … more
In the 1980s, police officers were “almost nonexistent” in the Klein Independent School District north of Houston, according to David Kimberly, chief of the district’s police … more
In the wake of the deadliest school shooting in state history, the Texas Education Agency plans to check whether hundreds of thousands of external school building doors lock properly before the next … more
The State Board of Education on Friday unanimously rejected a new teacher certification exam that supporters dubbed the solution to prepare and retain new teachers, but critics worried would create … more
The State Board of Education on Friday unanimously rejected a new teacher certification exam that supporters dubbed the solution to prepare and retain new teachers, but critics worried would create … more
Local high school graduations returned to the H-E-B Center, with Leander and Round Rock ISD students walking the stage to receive their diplomas last week.  more
Ten high school students and four adults were awarded scholarships from Pedernales Electric Cooperative to help pay for expenses at any accredited university, college, junior college, technical … more
School safety measures in Texas are largely left up to its more than 1,200 public school districts and charter schools, though the state requires emergency plans and safety drills — and only … more
Following a number of other Central Texas school districts, Leander ISD trustees approved a plan to raise teacher pay by 5%, with a 4% pay increase going to all other staff, at their May 19 board … more
Students from multiple local schools brought home top prizes at the Texas Science and Engineering Fair (TSEF). TSEF is an annual state science competition for students in sixth … more
The Texas Association of School Boards, the state group representing the state’s 1,024 public school boards, has severed its ties with the National School Boards Association. The move came … more
For the first time since the pandemic began, Texas public schools will be rated based on how students score on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness — more commonly known as the … more
Amber Sorenson, a Stony Point High School junior, was named the Twirling to Fight Cancer high school ambassador. She earned this distinction after participating a nationwide contest in May 2021, … more
Gov. Greg Abbott has infuriated immigration advocates and educators by suggesting Texas may challenge a longstanding U.S. Supreme Court decision that says states and localities … more
Leander ISD is testing a program that gives parents real time alerts for bus pick ups and drop offs. The school district introduced the pilot program on six campuses that allows parents to … more
A state board on Friday voted in favor of requiring a new teacher certification exam in an effort to better prepare new teachers and keep them in the profession. The 11-member State Board for … more
At a time when more Texas teachers are leaving the classroom, the state’s licensing board is considering a new certification exam that could help better prepare new teachers — and perhaps … more
A new bus-only lane opened this week to reduce traffic congestion at Vandegrift High School and Four Points Middle School. Leander ISD worked with Karlin Real Estate, the owner of the former 3M … more
Round Rock ISD received the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. The district was one of 738 in the nation to earn the … more
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