Blake Cooper

Commerce Independent School District

Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the McKinney ISD recently sent a group to Commerce to study how Commerce Elementary School and A.C. Williams Elementary achieved recent gains in student test scores.  Also, Blake discusses this Saturday evening's Boots 'n' Barbecue fund raising event, sponsored by the Commerce Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation.

Commerce ISD

With STAAR testing underway this week, Commerce Independent School District superintendent Blake Cooper says the state legislature made progress in reducing the number of standardized tests for secondary students from 15 per year to five, and he hopes similar progress will be made for elementary-age children in the next legislative session.  And Blake says the Commerce ISD is now part of the Texas High Performing S

Commerce Independent School District

Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says Commerce's new District 6-3A, Division 1 includes two charter schools, Dallas Life Oak Cliff and Red Oak Life, which are permitted to recruit players from within their school districts.  Other district schools include Caddo Mills, Sunnyvale and Scurry-Rosser.  Non-district football games will include games against North Lamar, Bonham, Quinlan Ford, Edgewood and Melissa.

Commerce ISD

The Texas Education Agency has approved new high school graduation requirements under House Bill 5, which take effect this fall.  Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the requirements give students more flexibility in choosing "endorsements," similar to college majors.  In particular, students who are more inclined toward vocational education will find expanded opportunities.

Commerce Independent School District

Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the school district will soon install security buzzers in all of its schools, so that office personnel will have to "buzz in" visitors before they may enter the school.

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Commerce Independent School District will soon be making their campuses more secure using technology.

Throughout the coming weeks, workers will begin installation of a buzzer system at the front entrances of each campus. These systems will be equipped with two-way video/audio connection to the front office, allowing campus staff to see and speak with the person at the door, while still being at the safety of his/her desk.

Commerce ISD

Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says, starting in the fall of 2014, incoming high school students will choose one of several "endorsements," which are similar to college majors.  The endorsements will give more flexibility to students in the courses they take.

Commerce ISD

Commerce ISD superintendent Blake Cooper says the controversial CSCOPE resource system that has been used in the Texas schools is more than a few controversial lesson plans.

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

Hanging with Mr. Cooper

Mar 5, 2013
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Blake Cooper, Superintendent of Commerce Independent School District, came by for an interview with KETR's Locker Room.

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.

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.

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.

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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