Blake Cooper

Blacklands Cafe
7:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Commerce ISD starts new drug-testing program

Blake Cooper
Commerce ISD

The Commerce Independent School District is starting a new random drug-testing program.  Commerce ISD Superintendent Blake Cooper explains the program on the Blacklands Cafe.

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Blacklands Cafe
9:37 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Talking testing and accountability with Commerce ISD's Cooper

Blake Cooper
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Blake Cooper of the Commerce school district talks with John Mark Dempsey about standardized testing and vocational education.

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KETR's Locker Room
1:35 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Hanging with Mr. Cooper

Blake Cooper, Ryan Billups & Cooper Welch
Jerrod Knight 88.9 KETR

Blake Cooper, Superintendent of Commerce Independent School District, came by for an interview with KETR's Locker Room.

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Texas Education
7:12 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Commerce ISD’s Cooper Chosen for Superintendent Academy

Blake Cooper
CISD

COMMERCE - As one of only 22 superintendents from Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma selected to the 2012-2013 class of the Lamar University Superintendent Academy, Blake Cooper says he’s very honored.

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Commerce ISD
9:38 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Commerce ISD Distributes iPads, Raises more than $4,800

Superintendent Blake Cooper and Board President Willie Blow during Monday's meeting
Scott Harvey KETR

COMMERCE - Despite cancelling its outdoor iPad fundraiser this month due to the extreme heat, the Commerce ISD says it raised just under $5,000 for the initiative.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce
8:19 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Coach Hawkins Remains Hospitalized, to Receive Pacemaker

This familiar photo of Coach Hawkins can be found on the brochure for the annual golf tournament that bears his name
Lion Athletics

Former Texas A&M University-Commerce football coach Ernest Hawkins is said to be in good spirits as he undergoes treatment for the West Nile virus.

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Texas A&M University-Commerce
2:24 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Lion Legend Ernest Hawkins Hospitalized with West Nile

Paul Bryan Texas A&M University-Commerce

COMMERCE - Ernest Hawkins, a pillar in the Commerce community and winningest football coach in Texas A&M University-Commerce history, was transported to the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center Thursday.

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Commerce ISD
7:12 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Fundraiser to Provide iPads for Commerce Students

http://www.macworld.com

COMMERCE – Commerce Schools Education Enrichment Foundation (CSEE) will host an iPad fundraiser luncheon Thursday as part of its effort to provide the device for every high school student.

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Texas Schools
7:12 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Northeast Texas lawmaker again speaks out against standardized tests

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VAN - Dan Flynn said in a release Thursday that the requirement that a student pass three of the new STAAR tests before they can go to college in 2015 is misguided and needs to be reexamined. 

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Commerce ISD
5:28 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

New principal named for Commerce High School

Adam Rupert
http://www.allenisd.org

COMMERCE - The Commerce ISD has announced the selection of Adam Rupert to fill the principal vacancy at the high school, effective July 16.

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Commerce ISD
11:29 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Commerce council in favor of transforming education system

Blake Cooper (left) presenting to the Commerce City Council Tuesday
Scott Harvey KETR

COMMERCE - A passionate Blake Cooper Tuesday called for an end to Texas’ high stakes standardized testing, winning the approval of the Commerce City Council.

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Commece ISD
3:53 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Internet Protection at CHS and on Student iPads

Ben Atkins Flickr

COMMERCE - To date, four meetings have been held for Commerce parents to instruct them on the district’s new initiative that provides iPads to high school students at a reduced price.

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Commerce ISD
9:15 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

A.C. Williams’ Underwood resigns, Hays appointed principal

Deanna Hays
Scott Harvey KETR

COMMERCE - Less than a week after learning that Commerce High School Principal Virdie Montgomery had accepted the same position at Wylie High School, the CISD Board Monday accepted the resignation of A.C. Williams Elementary School Principal Wes Underwood.

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Commerce ISD
4:06 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Cooper: CHS Principal Montgomery leaving "With a heavy heart"

Facebook - Virdie Montgomery

COMMERCE - Commerce ISD administrators are pushing forward with the search for a new high school principal after receiving word that Virdie Montgomery had accepted the same position at Wylie. 

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Commerce ISD
11:21 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Cooper: 2A classification does not affect funding, academics

COMMERCE - Reclassification to 2A does not affect academic offerings or funding for Commerce ISD, according to CISD Superintendent Blake Cooper.

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