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Snack Pack 4 Kids

Snack Pack 4 Kids

Snack Pack 4 Kids now only feeds hungry kids, it helps kids learn.

No Excuses

No Excuses

Doug Curry talks about how No Excuses University is helping kids.

Eveline Rivers

Eveline Rivers

How the Sunshine Cottage helps moms and kids get an education.

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The Future of Higher Education

The Future of Higher Education

Amarillo College President Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart talks about the future of higher education.

ACE Scholarship Program

ACE Scholarship Program

Learn about the ACE Scholarship Program and how it's helping high students get a college education.

Poverty and Perspective

Poverty and Perspective

Anette Carlisle talks about poverty and perspective in the Texas Panhandle.

No Excuses University

No Excuses University

Doug Curry talks about No Excuses University and how the program affects students in the Texas Panhandle.

Panhandle Twenty/20

Panhandle Twenty/20

Anette Carlisle talks about how Panhandle Twenty/20 is helping with Educational Attainment in the Texas Panhandle.

Mentoring for Success

Mentoring for Success

Doug Curry talks about how mentoring students can help students succeed,

Neighborhood Navigators

Neighborhood Navigators

Making the journey out of poverty

Education Barriers

Education Barriers

Jacob Workman talks to Elia Moreno about Education Barriers.

Educational Success

Educational Success

How can students achieve educational success?

Resources

Resources

Resources

Check out the dozens of resources to help students graduate.

Watch Online

Watch Online

Check out interviews with Damon Lopez and Dr. Donna Beegle.

Student Video Contest

Student Video Contest

Check out the student submitted videos encouraging their friends to stay in school.

American Graduate

For Public Schools, What to Watch in Next Session

Posted by Morgan Smith - Texas Tribune

A new governor who touts public schools as a top priority and plenty of money in the state bank account don’t mean everything will go smoothly as the 84th Legislature navigates public education policy.

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New Math Standards a Hurdle for Some Students and Teachers in Texas

Posted by Morgan Smith - Texas Tribune

As new, more rigorous math standards hit Texas elementary and middle schools this year, school officials are reporting that they lack the resources to help teachers learn the new material. 

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Texas Loses Bid for Federal Pre-K Funding

Posted by Morgan Smith - Texas Tribune

Texas will not receive a share of $250 million in federal funding marked to help states expand preschool programs, the U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday.

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Common Core Stymies Vote on New Textbooks

Posted by Morgan Smith - Texas Tribune

After wrangling over the proper definition of jihad and the influence of Moses on the Founding Fathers, the State Board of Education’s initial vote on new social studies textbooks was ultimately derailed by Common Core.

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Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery

Posted by Beau Waldrop

The Don Harrington Discovery Center launched an exhibit this fall called "Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery." We talked to DHDC about the exhibit.

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Join us for a free screening of My Way To Olympia

Posted by Beau Waldrop

Spend your lunch hour at Panhandle PBS's main studio on Thursday, November 13th at Noon with a free public screening of the POV film, My Way to Olympia.  This event is a collaboration with the Amarillo College Common Reader Program and with POV, PBS's award-winning nonfiction film series.

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Rising Graduation Rates Spark Renewed Doubts

Posted by Morgan Smith Texas Tribune

The percentage of Texas students earning their high school diplomas on time exceeds that of nearly every other state. But the state’s headway with graduation rates hasn't been matched by similar success in measures that track students’ college and career readiness, prompting questions about what it takes to earn a high school diploma.  

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For Poor Students, Getting to College is Just the Start of the Challenge

Posted by Dianna Douglas KERA News

As part of the KERA Yearbook project, students in North Texas talked about the strong headwinds they face as they pursue their college dreams — and college officials explained how they're trying to help. 

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SBOE Members Question Teacher Prep Requirements

Posted by Morgan Smith

Texas education officials took an initial step Thursday toward asking the state to reconsider raising the minimum college GPA needed for prospective educators to enter certification programs.

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With Pre-K Grant, Texas Switches Gears on Federal Cash

Posted by Morgan Smith

In a shift for a state that has shunned other federal education initiatives like Common Core and Race to the Top, Texas will participate in a signature Obama administration program focused on early childhood education.

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