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Citing new evidence that the delta variant of the coronavirus could be spread through rare “breakthrough” infections in vaccinated people, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control … more
Leander ISD will be hosting an in-person job fair on Sat. July 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, seeking support staff positions in the following departments: more
At Tuesday’s special meeting, the Leander ISD Board of Trustees proposed making discussion about the $933.4 million bond recommendation a rolling agenda item.The board reviewed the Steering … more
A deeper dive into the standardized test results released last week shows that Leander ISD students performed well during the coronavirus pandemic, especially compared to state and county … more

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees adopted the district’s budget for 2021–22 at their June 17 meeting. The budget puts a large focus on growing enrollment numbers as LISD transitions back to in-person learning this fall, and opens two new elementary schools.

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Hundreds of Leander ISD families that expressed an interest in remote learning will have that option in the 2021–22 school year after the LISD Board of Trustees approved a framework to provide 100% … more
Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill last week that restricts how current events and America’s history of racism can be taught in Texas schools. It’s been commonly referred to as the … more
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Wednesday he wants state lawmakers to further target critical race theory in a forthcoming special session. Abbott said so in a new statement on his ... more
  After the systemic racism in American institutions was thrust into the spotlight last year, Texas lawmakers approved a controversial bill that restricts how teachers can talk about race and … more
The MegaKnytes, Hill Country Christian School of Austin's robotics team, finished the season in first place in Texas out of hundreds of 1A-6A schools. They ranked eighth overall in the nation. more
At least 29 states and Washington, D.C., allow or require schools to hold back struggling third graders who don’t pass state standardized reading tests, the result of ongoing attempts to close … more
Paxton Smith pulled the folded-up piece of paper from underneath her red graduation robe. It wasn’t the valedictorian speech she originally prepared, the one that was approved … more
Texas GOP senators revived a contentious bill Friday night that would limit how Texas teachers can talk about current events and America’s history of racism in the classroom, hours after House … more
Angeliki Vassilatos knew she wanted to go to a college with a program for people who are deaf or a significant population of deaf students. Deaf since age 9, the senior at Whitney … more
Dallas Independent School District teacher Jocelyn Foshay was guiding a social studies lesson with her middle school class about the amendment that protects Americans from unreasonable search and … more
After hours of passionate debate about how Texas teachers can instruct school children about America’s history of subjugating people of color, the state Senate early Saturday morning advanced a … more
The Texas Legislature is on the verge of approving a new law that would require some public schools and universities to display the phrase “In God We Trust” in prominent places inside all … more
Leander ISD received national criticism for the books that are under review for the student choice book clubs. Carmen Maria Machado, the author of one of the books under review called “In the Dream … more
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that public schools can no longer require masks on their campuses starting June 5. The decision was part of a new executive order that bans governmental entities in … more
U.S. schools should maintain mask requirements at least through the end of the academic year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in its latest guidance, even after saying fully … more
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