The Morning Bell http://ketr.org en Special Edition: Roundtable discussion with local superintendents http://ketr.org/post/special-edition-roundtable-discussion-local-superintendents <p></p><p>This week is the last week of the semester for Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce students<em> </em><em>and </em>it's the last week for <em>The Morning Bell</em> until the fall semester.</p><p>To end the spring series, we have gathered together multiple superintendents from across Northeast Texas to get a deeper analysis of topics we have covered during this series.</p><p>Joining us in the KETR studios is Terrell ISD Superintendent Micheal French, Sunnyvale ISD Superintendent Doug Williams, and Commerce ISD Superintendent Blake Cooper.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 53257 at http://ketr.org Special Edition: Roundtable discussion with local superintendents What are school districts doing to keep students safe? http://ketr.org/post/what-are-school-districts-doing-keep-students-safe <p></p><p>School security has been a hot topic for many years and, unfortunately, isn't going to stop being one for many years. It's important that schools do all that they can to keep their students safe, so what are districts doing?</p><p>This week, we talk with Bonham ISD and Sulphur Springs ISD to see what they are doing to strengthen their school security on <em>The Morning Bell.</em></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:10:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 52637 at http://ketr.org What are school districts doing to keep students safe? Many want standardized testing to disappear in public schools http://ketr.org/post/many-want-standardized-testing-disappear-public-schools <p>After asking many people what they thought about standardized testing, the majority came back negative:</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:10:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 51328 at http://ketr.org Many want standardized testing to disappear in public schools Tuition increases possible for A&M-Commerce http://ketr.org/post/tuition-increases-possible-am-commerce <p>Possible tuition increases are on the way for Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce students, but this time you may actually appreciate them.</p><p>This week on <em>The Morning Bell, </em>we discuss these increases and what it could mean for your future years at the university.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:10:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 50981 at http://ketr.org Tuition increases possible for A&M-Commerce Your voice: Taser use in schools http://ketr.org/post/your-voice-taser-use-schools <p>After a few weeks of continuing our talk of the use of tasers in schools, we concluded by asking for <em>your </em>opinion, and you gave it!</p><p>Listen as Daniel Starks reads some of your comments on the matter on this week's <em>The Morning Bell.</em></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:10:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 50666 at http://ketr.org Your voice: Taser use in schools Law enforcement reacts to ACLU's call to ban tasers http://ketr.org/post/law-enforcement-reacts-aclus-call-ban-tasers <p>After a recent letter was sent from the ACLU of Texas to the Texas Education Agency asking them to ban the use of tasers in schools, Daniel Starks spoke with Commerce Independent School District Chief of Police, Joe Venable to get his take on the matter, since he is on the front line every day when it comes to disorderly conduct in schools.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:10:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 50048 at http://ketr.org Law enforcement reacts to ACLU's call to ban tasers ACLU seeks taser ban in schools http://ketr.org/post/aclu-seeks-taser-ban-schools <p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, along with six other organizations, have asked the Texas Education Agency to stop the use of tasers by law enforcement in schools.</p><p>Daniel Starks talks with Matt Simpson, Policy Strategist for the ACLU of Texas, about the letter they sent and why they got involved this week on <em>The Morning Bell</em>.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 49730 at http://ketr.org ACLU seeks taser ban in schools Dan Jones: 'We've done all we can to keep costs low' http://ketr.org/post/dan-jones-weve-done-all-we-can-keep-costs-low <p>College tuition is one of the biggest challenges that college students face when planning their futures. Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce is doing what they can to help out.</p><p>Daniel Starks speaks with A&amp;M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones on this week's edition of <em>The Morning Bell. </em></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 49441 at http://ketr.org Dan Jones: 'We've done all we can to keep costs low' Jefferies: 'We'll live with it and move on' http://ketr.org/post/jefferies-well-live-it-and-move <p>Greenville Independent School District has been placed in a new district after the recent "reclassification and realignment" conducted by the University Interscholastic League (UIL).</p><p>This recent change will make Greenville ISD have to travel significantly further than in their past, and Superintendent Don Jefferies talks with Daniel Starks about what that means for the district on <em>The Morning Bell.</em></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 49143 at http://ketr.org Jefferies: 'We'll live with it and move on' Beaty: 'I'm not ready to say goodbye to Algebra II' http://ketr.org/post/beaty-im-not-ready-say-goodbye-algebra-ii <p>The Texas State Board of Education on Thursday voted to drop Algebra II from the required curriculum for high schoolers. This comes at a time where many states are starting to do the exact opposite by adding Algebra II to their required curriculum.</p><p>Dr. Marvin Beaty, Superintendent of Bonham ISD explains his views on the matter on this edition of <em>The Morning Bell.</em></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 06:05:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 48828 at http://ketr.org Beaty: 'I'm not ready to say goodbye to Algebra II'