Education

Highland Park ISD reverses, drops ban of 7 books
DALLAS (AP) — A suburban Dallas school has reversed course and will let students read seven books removed from an approved list amid concerns about sex, abortion and rape references.
Highland Park Independent School District Superintendent Dawson Orr on Sunday night apologized for the disruptio…
History books spark latest Texas classroom battle
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas mulls new social studies books for its 5-plus million public school students, some academics are decrying lessons they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on America's Founding Fathers.
Some conservative activists, meanwhile, complain about what t…
Texas Has 14 Of The Biggest High Schools In The US
I graduated with 12 people in my high school class in Nebraska, so it's hard for me to comprehend a high school where there are three thousands students.  That's huge! Or maybe it's time to admit my little class of six boys and six girls was abnormally tiny.  I graduated at the top of my class, but …
Girl, 4, survives being left on Texas school bus
ANDREWS, Texas (AP) — A 4-year-old West Texas girl has survived being apparently forgotten on a school bus parked in a vehicle barn on a hot afternoon.
Officials with the Andrews Independent School District are investigating how long the preschooler was left alone Wednesday...
Students Told Not to Speak Spanish at School
A school principal in Hempstead, Texas, a small town located 50 miles west of Houston, was suspended with pay and will not have her contract renewed after announcing on the school's public address system that students were not to speak Spanish on school grounds.
Ellen Trout Zoo Lays Groundwork For Baby Jaguars!
Ellen Trout Zoo already had a Baby Lion last year, now some of the smaller cats might be moving into the spotlight.
According to Zoo Director Gordon Henley,  Kabah, a 142 pound, male Jaguar arrived yesterday afternoon at the Ellen Trout Zoo.
School Supplies Aren’t Cheap – How Much Do You Spend?
It seems like school just ended, but now we're just a few weeks away from the fall semester.
I have a 5-year old that will start kindergarten on August 26th, and we're planning to do lots of shopping for school supplies and new clothes in August.  It's exciting in some ways to start school, but it's …

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