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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

Judge Urges Lawmakers to Fix School Finance

Posted by Eva Hershaw - Texas Tribune

District Judge John Dietz, who found the Texas school finance system unconstitutional last year, told teachers Sunday that Texas is "dooming a generation" of children. The Legislature, not the courts, should fix the problems, he said. 

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State Exams Once Again Target of Texas Lawmakers

Posted by Morgan Smith - Texas Tribune

Texas lawmakers took aim at the state’s standardized testing system Thursday as they considered a proposal to allow high school seniors to graduate even if they fail state exams.  

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Abbott: Common Core Users Experiencing "Buyer's Remorse"

Posted by Alana Rocha - Texas Tribune

On Fox News Sunday, Gov. Greg Abbott and former U.S. Education Secretary Bill Bennett debated Common Core – the uniform academic standards overseen by the National Governors Association that Texas lawmakers have refused to use. Watch video of the debate.  

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A sneak peek of The Cookie Thief Movie

Posted by Beau Waldrop

Amarillo Public Library, Panhandle PBS and the Amarillo Museum of Art are co-hosting a special event for young children and their parents on Saturday, February 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the Amarillo Public Library’s Downtown Library. 

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Tuition Program for Veterans is Popular, but Funding Concerns Climb

Posted by by Alana Rocha and Justin Dehn - Texas Tribune

The state’s university systems bear the brunt of the costs of educating Texas veterans for free through the Hazlewood Act. And the well-regarded program has grown exponentially in recent years. Funding the program is poised to be an issue this session.

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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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