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Ashby and LISD Officials Blast Beck Campaign Flyer

Lufkin School Board President Trent Ashby and school district officials are blasting a political flyer that accused Ashby of raising taxes to give the superintendent a big pay raise.

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Chamber of Commerce Calls for Testing Reform

The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce is the first Chamber in the state to send a board-approved resolution to Austin expressing serious concerns over what standardized testing is doing to Texas’ public schools, and to school students.

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via Lon Morris College, by permission
via Lon Morris College, by permission
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Lon Morris College in Deep Financial Trouble

Lon Morris College in Jacksonville is in serious trouble. It may be forced to close if it can't solve its financial problems.  That's why the private two-year college is looking to hire a firm that specializes in reorganization to help it keep the doors open.

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Lots of Fun Things for Kids This Summer

Summer vacation is coming up fast, and many parents are looking for ways to keep their kids busy and having summer fun at the same time.  The good news is that there are plenty of fun things for kids to do and places for them to go in the summer time.  The bad news?  Rest easy. There's no bad news.

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Educators Take Stand to Stop Bullying

This coming Friday, May 4th, the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers is inviting all Texas schools to be part of a nationwide stand against bullying, by participating in the Stand 4 Change Day.

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via Flickr/Steve Rhodes
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1 in 2 College Grads Jobless or Underemployed

With college graduations just around the corner, we have some bad news for this year's crop of eager fresh-faced young grads.  We don't want to rain on your parade, but you should know that the prospects of getting a meaningful job in your chosen career field are worse than they've been in years.

So you need to be prepared with a Plan B.

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via Angelina County Chamber of Commerce
via Angelina County Chamber of Commerce
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Education Summit Says Schools Must Change

School superintendents, school board members and administrators from around Angelina County and the state held a summit meeting with local business and community leaders earlier this week at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center on Tuesday.  Their goal was to get public schools, state lawmakers, and the business community on the same page in educating children.

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Thirteen Years of Perfect Attendance Possible in Hudson

How much school did you miss?

One Hudson High School Student hasn’t missed a day this year. In fact, she hasn’t missed a day in 13 years!

Could she be eligible for the Guiness Book or World Records? Perhaps an East Texas record at the very least.

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