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Former Texas Teacher ‘Spills Ink’ on Why They Can’t Afford Retirement

One former Texas Educator is 'spilling ink,' on the troubling situation Texas Teachers face when they reach retirement. Suzanne Bardwell, now the co-publisher of the Gladewater Mirror is taking action.

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No-Homework ‘Family Nights’ Is Being Introduced to Katy ISD

I think this is a great example of teachers trying to find creative ways to make a positive impact in their students lives.

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‘Use Your Teacher Voice’ Rally in Longview Getting Attention

Wednesday educators from all over East Texas gathered on the Gregg County Courthouse lawn to use their teacher voices, and get the attention of Texas legislators. 

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Does Your School Superintendent Make 6 Figures? The Answer May Surprise You

The answer may surprise you. Just how much does your school Superintendent make each year?

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High School in Bullard Ranked 4th On List of 25 Most Beautiful Schools in Texas

Ever since I moved to Texas I've been constantly wide-eyed from the beautiful scenery that perpetually surrounds me - even at schools.

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If the Million Dollar Hole in One Contest Were a Movie this Would Be the Trailer

If the annual Hole in One contest supporting UT Tyler were a movie, what would the trailer look like for opening day?

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30th Anniversary UT Tyler Suddenlink Million Dollar Hole in One Begins Saturday

The 30th Anniversary UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole in One will begin qualifying rounds at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, on the UT Tyler Campus.

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Patriot Golf Classic and Hole-in-One Event Enjoy Record Breaking Year

2013, was another record breaking year for the Patriot Golf Classic and the UT Tyler Patriot Suddenlink Million Dollar Hole-in-One contest: $200,269...

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What College Has Been Named the Top Party School in the US?

Pop another keg in Athens, Ohio because Ohio University has been named the top party school in the nation by a student survey in the Princeton Review’s annual ‘Best Colleges’ edition.

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New High School Allows Students to Earn College Degree and Land Job with IBM

The IBM International Foundation and the New York City Public Schools have collaborated to create the new Pathways in Technology Early College High School, which will open in September.

Dubbed “P-Tech,” students can earn a standard four-year diploma, or opt to stay for two extra years — after which they’ll graduate with an associate’s degree in computer science from CUNY’s College of Technology (City Tech) for free. They can then continue their studies at City Tech, attend other colleges and apply the credits they’ve already earned, or be considered for employment by IBM’s IT department and at other companies.

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Business School Offering $74,000 Scholarship for Best Tweet

Twitter skills are going to score one student a full ride to The University of Iowa’s Henry B. Tippie School of Management.

To win the $37,200-a-year scholarship, applicants have to answer one of their essay questions within Twitter’s 140 character limit. The Trippie School’s website does encourage that links to other social media “such as blogs, video, Facebook, or a web page” be included in the Tweet, to show the applicants’ creativity.

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TAKS COMING TO AN END

The other day we asked our fans what they thought about the TAKS testing system, and if they thought it helped our teachers, schools, and students. The response was a big obvious NO. After this school year though, TAKS is coming to an end. More after the jump.

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