Sherman High School’s Director of Percussive Studies James Smith has a lot on his plate — at this point, he said, it’s more like a platter. That’s not stopping him from adding one more thing to his already full itinerary, however, as he takes on the challenge of preparing his high school percussion group to perform at the prestigious Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival at the Music for All National Festival in March.
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The Denison High School gym was filled with cheers and synchronized routines Tuesday morning as the Denison High School cheerleaders practiced for their upcoming Little Cheer Camp. The camp serves as a student-driven fundraiser where girls from pre-K to sixth grade learn from experienced cheerleaders what it takes to perform for a crowd.
TOM BEAN — The search is on for a new superintendent for the Tom Bean Independent School District. The last day for former Superintendent Troy Roberts was district June 30, with Interim Superintendent Jason Smith taking over July 1. Smith said he did not know the reason for Roberts’ departure and deferred to the board president.
The Sherman Student Code of Conduct got an update Monday night at the Sherman Independent School District board of trustees meeting. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Susan Horowitz stepped into her first Sherman ISD board meeting presenting changes for approval in the document.
In Travis County, where residents are among the best educated in Texas, efforts by national medical groups to debunk concerns about vaccines appear to be meeting some of the strongest resistance. Parents of school-aged children there are choosing to avoid vaccine requirements at among the highest rates in the state, according to state data.
WASHINGTON - State and local spending on prisons and jails has grown three times faster over the last three decades than spending on public education for preschool through high school, according to a new analysis of federal data by the U.S. Education Department.
More than 6,000 Texas high school seniors were able to graduate in 2015 even though they didn’t pass all of their end-of-course exams, according to data the Texas Education Agency posted online this spring but did not announce.
Grayson College announced new partnerships and initiatives Tuesday aimed at creating a clear pathway for students to achieve their education goals, regardless of what institution they conclude their higher education. Officials said GC will join 11 other community colleges across the state as a part of the Texas Pathways Project in devising strategies and ways to achieve their educational goals as quickly as possible.
After two weeks of delays, results from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness were released Wednesday. And officials with the Denison and Sherman independent school districts said the scores are a crucial element in education plans for the upcoming school year. With the preliminary results, both Sherman and Denison saw areas that could use improvement but had no complaints with their students’ performances.
Texas will divvy up more than $116 million among 578 school districts and charter schools to bolster high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Tuesday.