House Bill 5 http://ketr.org en Commerce ISD likes results of STAAR tests http://ketr.org/post/commerce-isd-likes-results-staar-tests <p><a href="http://www.commerceisd.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Commerce ISD </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Director of Curriculum and Instruction Charlie Alderman says the preliminary report on </span><a href="http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/" style="line-height: 1.5;">STAAR</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> testing of students in the </span>CISD<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is encouraging, although the official, complete results won't be released for some time yet.&nbsp; Also, he discusses plans for the implementation of "endorsements" for students enter Thu, 29 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 54160 at http://ketr.org Commerce ISD likes results of STAAR tests New high school graduation requirements coming this fall http://ketr.org/post/new-high-school-graduation-requirements-coming-fall <p>The Texas Education Agency has approved new <a href="http://www.statesman.com/news/news/texas-new-high-school-graduation-requirements-appr/nc8R5/">high school graduation requirements </a>under House Bill 5, which take effect this fall.&nbsp; Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the requirements give students more flexibility in choosing "endorsements," similar to college majors.&nbsp; In particular, students who are more inclined toward vocational education will find expanded opportunities.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 John Mark Dempsey 49767 at http://ketr.org New high school graduation requirements coming this fall Anglin describes decision, challenges at PJC http://ketr.org/post/anglin-describes-decision-challenges-pjc <p>Paris Junior College president Pamela Anglin will be at the school for the forseeable future - but it didn't look that way one month ago.</p><p>In October, Anglin announced her <a href="http://ketr.org/post/paris-junior-college-president-resigns-accepts-job-brenham">decision to leave </a>to go work for Blinn College in Brenham. But just last week, Anglin announced that she had <a href="http://ketr.org/post/anglin-remain-pjc-president">decided to stay</a>.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:30:43 +0000 Mark Haslett 46221 at http://ketr.org Anglin describes decision, challenges at PJC