Monsanto boosts STEM education with grants to Memphis, Kress schools
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Monsanto boosts STEM education with grants to Memphis, Kr...

Kress and Memphis ISDs have won a combined $35,000 in Monsanto Fund education grants.

How is your child's school doing? Texas releases preliminary district, school performance data
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How is your child's school doing? Texas releases prelimin...

The preliminary 2016-2017 Texas Academic Performance Reports give district- and school-level data about test scores, staff numbers and demographics.

Election 2017: These Amarillo ISD campuses would share $100 million in bond upgrades
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Election 2017: These Amarillo ISD campuses would share $1...

Proposed facility and security upgrades would be scattered among 49 of AISD's 53 campuses.

Panhandle districts reach across Texas to lift morale after Harvey
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Panhandle districts reach across Texas to lift morale aft...

Though 560 miles apart, Claude and Port Aransas now have an unbreakable bond.

Rowley: Challenges remain despite strides in Texas public education
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Rowley: Challenges remain despite strides in Texas public...

Marty Rowley, District 15 representative for the Texas State Board of Education, spoke with future teachers Thursday morning at Amarillo College.

American Graduate Day 2017: Texas Panhandle champions
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American Graduate Day 2017: Texas Panhandle champions

Panhandle PBS celebrates three regional educational mentors as part of this year's national American Graduate Day 2017 observance.

Texas state board of education member Rowley to speak at AC
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Texas state board of education member Rowley to speak at AC

Rowley, who was elected to the board in 2012, serves District 15, which includes Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle.

Amarillo's Whittier Elementary selected as 2017 National Blue Ribbon School
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Amarillo's Whittier Elementary selected as 2017 National ...

Only 342 schools nationwide earned the designation, which is given to schools based on academic excellence and closing achievement gaps, according to the U.S. Dept. of Education.

WTAMU researchers move mold-killing discovery to market
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WTAMU researchers move mold-killing discovery to market

It began as Defense Department research and evolved into products that kill and prevent mold and bacteria. WTAMU researchers are only beginning to unpack the new powder's power.

River Road ISD expands trades education for high school students
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River Road ISD expands trades education for high school s...

River Road High School students now have more options when entering the workforce after high school, thanks to an investment in trades programs by RRISD.

PBS Learning Media, area teachers develop tools to teach Vietnam War
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PBS Learning Media, area teachers develop tools to teach ...

Resources are available through PBS Learning Media, but Texas Panhandle teachers in Region 16 also are developing a locally focused curriculum.

DHDC unveils rolling science lab for Texas Panhandle kids
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DHDC unveils rolling science lab for Texas Panhandle kids

The "Roaming Educator" vehicle will bring supplies and experiments to students across the Texas Panhandle's 26-county region.

Amarillo ISD teachers named finalists for presidential award
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Amarillo ISD teachers named finalists for presidential award

Nichole Bennett and Kay Fincher are up for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

How to help Texas schools rebuild after Harvey
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How to help Texas schools rebuild after Harvey

Educators and students across Texas are reaching out to help hurricane-damaged school districts return to normalcy.

Planned West Texas A&M doctoral program heads for final review
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Planned West Texas A&M doctoral program heads for final r...

The educational leadership program has been approved by the Texas A&M University Board of Regents.

Eclipse resources: What to see and do between now and Aug. 21
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Eclipse resources: What to see and do between now and Aug...

The solar eclipse won't be total in the Texas Panhandle but there are plenty of ways to appreciate the celestial marvel and there still are ways to get special glasses to see it.

Back to school, back to traffic safety zones
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Back to school, back to traffic safety zones

Law enforcement will be present to enforce safety areas as schools get back in session.

New Amarillo College early education center opens
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New Amarillo College early education center opens

The Hagy Center for Young Children early education facility offers childcare for Amarillo College students, employees and the public.

Solar eclipse teaching tools; where to get eclipse glasses
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Solar eclipse teaching tools; where to get eclipse glasses

Teachers and parents can find a wealth of learning and activity resources through PBS LearningMedia. A few eclipse viewing events have been scheduled in the Panhandle.

Skinner named new AC vice president of student affairs
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Skinner named new AC vice president of student affairs

Former student, career academic administrator returns to AC in leadership role.

Solar eclipse safety, other science wonders are focus of DHDC's Mindfest
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Solar eclipse safety, other science wonders are focus of ...

Among several activities at this year's Mindfest, visitors can make their own viewers to safely see the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.

Three back-to-school tax-free weekends within reach for Texas Panhandle parents
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Three back-to-school tax-free weekends within reach for T...

Geography blesses Panhandle parents with three opportunities to score tax-free back-to-school shopping.

VIDEO: $100,000 gift helps Amarillo College replace aging music department pianos
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VIDEO: $100,000 gift helps Amarillo College replace aging...

Amarillo College has begun a long-term relationship with Kawai America Corp., which will help the school gradually replace its fleet of aging pianos in its music department.

Amarillo Make-a-Thon fosters Panhandle tech development, collaboration
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Amarillo Make-a-Thon fosters Panhandle tech development, ...

The Amarillo Make-A-Thon is scheduled for Aug. 11-12, which will bring people together to solve a problem using technology.

Crews lumber toward August opening of Hagy Center for Young Children
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Crews lumber toward August opening of Hagy Center for You...

Center staff this past week gave a tour to a special visitor. Opening day is scheduled for Aug. 14.

Concert Baroque violinist Fiona Hughes honors grandparents with performance
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Concert Baroque violinist Fiona Hughes honors grandparent...

Amarillo native Fiona Hughes talks about her love for Baroque violin during a recent concert in the Panhandle PBS studios.

Texas Panhandle readies for the 'Great American Eclipse'
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Texas Panhandle readies for the 'Great American Eclipse'

About 80 percent of the sun will disappear in the Texas Panhandle on Aug. 21, during the first total solar eclipse to cross into the U.S. in 38 years.

Keeping kids engaged helps fight 'summer slide,' groups say
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Keeping kids engaged helps fight 'summer slide,' groups say

Children can lose up to three months of academic growth during the summer, according to the National Summer Learning Association.

WT grad goes abroad to teach her second language
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WT grad goes abroad to teach her second language

Veronica Carrillo will spend at least one year in Japan teaching English, a language she didn't learn until middle school.

STAAR: Texas students finish stronger in math, science than reading, writing
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STAAR: Texas students finish stronger in math, science th...

The Texas Education Agency has released statewide results for the STAAR tests, which are administered in certain grades and include exit exams for high school students.

TCFA program trains cattle feeders of tomorrow
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TCFA program trains cattle feeders of tomorrow

The Texas Cattle Feeders Association introduces the next generation to the cattle industry through an annual summer camp at West Texas A&M University.

Donor's gift helps Amarillo College refresh music department piano fleet
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Donor's gift helps Amarillo College refresh music departm...

The purchase also leads to a long-term, cost-effective partnership with the pianos' manufacturer, Kawai.

Jodi Thomas hosts creative discussion, book signing
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Jodi Thomas hosts creative discussion, book signing

Panhandle author's new book, Indigo Lake, is scheduled for release this summer.

It's a wrap! Kids learn journalism at annual media camp (VIDEO)
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It's a wrap! Kids learn journalism at annual media camp (...

Amarillo-area middle-schoolers learn reporting, editing, and TV and radio production.

High school principal, AC regent Barrett chosen for Harvard leadership institute
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High school principal, AC regent Barrett chosen for Harva...

Jay Barrett has been principal at AACAL since 2008 and has been an educator for more than 30 years.

Completion in sight for AC's Hagy Center for Young Children
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Completion in sight for AC's Hagy Center for Young Children

Child care providers are being sought for the early childhood education center, which is scheduled to open later this summer.

Treat Dad with a free visit to Amarillo Zoo
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Treat Dad with a free visit to Amarillo Zoo

Free admission for dads this Father's Day, June 18. Also, the zoo's free admission program for students with high grades continues through June.

AC regents approve Lowery-Hart contract extension
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AC regents approve Lowery-Hart contract extension

Lowery-Hart has been with Amarillo College administration since 2010 and became AC president in 2014.

Adult GED program brightens futures, seeks partners
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Adult GED program brightens futures, seeks partners

Set for Success is looking for additional sites to offer its digital-based general education diploma program to adults looking to complete their high school education.

New Panhandle 'Teachers on the Rise' named
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New Panhandle 'Teachers on the Rise' named

The United Family and Mrs. Baird's Bread has honored teachers for each month of the 2016-2017 school year.

Area students enter the summer armed with free books
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Area students enter the summer armed with free books

Book drive aims to avoid the "summer slide," when kids lose knowledge and skills they've learned during the school year.

AC, Baylor University sign transfer agreement
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AC, Baylor University sign transfer agreement

Transfer agreement gives AC students access to Baylor University services and a shot at transfer scholarships upon completion at AC.

'Physics @ Play' exhibit kicks off summer season at Don Harrington Discovery Center
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'Physics @ Play' exhibit kicks off summer season at Don H...

Don Harrington Discovery Center is going "giant" with its summer exhibit, Physics @ Play, which uses large versions of popular kids' games to teach about science.

BBB names 2017 Students of Integrity, awards scholarships
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BBB names 2017 Students of Integrity, awards scholarships

The four students each receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Better Business Bureau of Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle.

WT adds graduate engineering degree to curriculum
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WT adds graduate engineering degree to curriculum

The new master's-level degree program is in WT's School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics.

Honor teachers, students with a free day at Amarillo Zoo
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Honor teachers, students with a free day at Amarillo Zoo

The Amarillo Zoo's upcoming "Way to Succeed!" and Teacher Appreciation Day programs grant free admission.

High Plains Food Bank kicks off summer meals program
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High Plains Food Bank kicks off summer meals program

A huge community party will kick off the summer season for Kids Cafe, which serves 2,000 meals per day in the region.

Teen-inspired book drive grows to keep students reading this summer
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Teen-inspired book drive grows to keep students reading t...

Students raised money and took donations to provide about 500 River Road students between kindergarten and sixth grade with a set of books for the summer.

Voters give mixed scores for Texas Panhandle school bond proposals
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Voters give mixed scores for Texas Panhandle school bond ...

Voters on May 6 approved more than $41 million in bonds and rejected about $55 million in other school district proposals.

Charrería, Mexico's national sport, grows in popularity in the U.S. (VIDEO)
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Charrería, Mexico's national sport, grows in popularity i...

Charrería dates back centuries, but the sport is evolving in the U.S. as younger people learn to compete and more teams and venues appear.

'Tis the season: Summer camp registrations begin
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'Tis the season: Summer camp registrations begin

Notices are out and registration periods have begun for a range of activities including vacation Bible schools and camps for arts, sports, history and science.

AQHA presents 'A Night with the Charro': An up-close look at Mexico's national sport
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AQHA presents 'A Night with the Charro': An up-close look...

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame will host charros and charras from neighboring states to demonstrate their horseback skills and techniques Friday at a free event.

River Road High School students change their worlds with '20 Time'
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River Road High School students change their worlds with ...

A Google-inspired program that let an RRHS class devote 20 percent of their week to projects they deeply care about. The results have touched Amarillo and the world.

LIVE: Join community conversation for child abuse prevention
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LIVE: Join community conversation for child abuse prevention

Partnership between Panhandle PBS, Texas PBS and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission targets child abuse prevention and early intervention.

Amarilloans join national 'March for Science'
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Amarilloans join national 'March for Science'

About 200 people marched through western Amarillo Earth Day morning to join and international call for increased respect for science, scientific knowledge and research.

Self-defense lessons, support services part of sexual violence awareness event
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Self-defense lessons, support services part of sexual vio...

Self-defense demonstrations are part of the gathering scheduled for Wednesday, April 26, at the Amarillo College Union Badger Den.

New 'Teachers On The Rise' honorees named
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New 'Teachers On The Rise' honorees named

Effort celebrates education by honoring three teachers – one from elementary, one middle school and one high school – each month of the 2016-2017 school year.

ICYMI: FM 90 interview with Joe Negri
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ICYMI: FM 90 interview with Joe Negri

Joe Negri, jazz musician and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood cast member, recently phoned FM 90's "All That Jazz" host, Travis.

Marketing Amarillo: Statewide travel conference samples the region
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Marketing Amarillo: Statewide travel conference samples t...

Attendees were many of those on the front lines who sell Texas to the millions of tourists that pass through the state's travel centers.

AC workshop examines legal aspects of mental illness, special needs
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AC workshop examines legal aspects of mental illness, spe...

The forum is the last of the semester and is sponsored by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and Amarillo College's legal studies department.

Amarillo sixth-graders publish, send books to Kenya
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Amarillo sixth-graders publish, send books to Kenya

What began as a writing exercise turned into an international effort to help build a rural school library 9,000 miles away.

Meeting demand: AC industrial programs reach out to women (VIDEO)
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Meeting demand: AC industrial programs reach out to women...

For seven years, Amarillo College has hosted an annual outreach event to encourage Texas Panhandle-area women and high school girls to consider technical fields.

AISD superintendent announces 'Dessert & Dialogue' chats
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AISD superintendent announces 'Dessert & Dialogue' chats

The public is invited to attend "Dessert & Dialogue with Dana" at five locations during late April and early May.

The Bridge observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month
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The Bridge observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Bridge Children's Advocacy Center, the first such center established in Texas, will reaffirm its interagency commitment during a re-signing ceremony.

Sunray student earns statewide art contest honor
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Sunray student earns statewide art contest honor

Alejandra Mendoza, a third-grader at Sunray Elementary, is one of 16 winners out of more than 3,200 entries in a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality art contest.

Easter egg kids' activities roll into Amarillo
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Easter egg kids' activities roll into Amarillo

Kids can explore the scientific side of eggs this Easter with events at the Amarillo Zoo and the Don Harrington Discovery Center.

Annual conference addresses child abuse prevention
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Annual conference addresses child abuse prevention

The annual conference gathers law enforcement, social services, school district counselors and civic organizations for National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

Healthy habits are focus of Junior League of Amarillo's 'Kids in the Kitchen' event
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Healthy habits are focus of Junior League of Amarillo's '...

Junior League of Amarillo has mustered a team of sponsors to provide tips on nutrition for parents and children.

Career event opens doors for women in male-dominated industries
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Career event opens doors for women in male-dominated indu...

"Women in Industry," this Friday at Amarillo College's East Campus, gives women get hands-on exploration of industrial and automotive careers.

City seeks sites for annual Summer Lunch Program for kids
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City seeks sites for annual Summer Lunch Program for kids

Amarillo has participated in the program – funded by the Texas Department of Agriculture – for 18 years. In 2016, the program served about 64,000 meals.

More male teachers sought for Texas classrooms
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More male teachers sought for Texas classrooms

Fewer than 25 percent of Texas teachers are men, according to state data. Through a grant, Amarillo College wants to help recruit more young men into the profession.

AC hosts legal experts to discuss immigration matters
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AC hosts legal experts to discuss immigration matters

Amarillo College's legal studies department, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the schools Legal Society brought in immigration attorneys to discuss and answer questions about laws.

Amarillo's North Heights residents optimistic about area's future if school talks succeed
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Amarillo's North Heights residents optimistic about area'...

AISD votes to study returning a neighborhood school concept to a north Amarillo neighborhood, which would end desegregation busing done for 45 years.