Education

Fieldprint Calculator Aids in Defining Physical, Economic Sustainability

The new technology provides tremendous benefits for area farmers and ranchers. Researchers in Texas Tech University’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics are using a relatively new technology called the Fieldprint Calculator to help determine sustainability for farmers and ranchers on the Texas High Plains. “When we think of sustainability, we think of physical sustainability, but there also is an economic portion to that as well,” said Donna Mitchell McCallister, a research assistant professor in the College of […]

DOE Awards $2.2 M Support for Low-Income Student Parents

UH Children’s Learning Centers to Provide More Child Care Tuition Assistance HOUSTON, July 19 – University of Houston students with children enrolled at the UH Children’s Learning Centers (CLC) got a boost from the U.S. Department of Education through a $2.2 million grant for campus child care. The four-year award from the Federal Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS) will support up to 60 percent of tuition costs for children at the […]

Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches

(AUSTIN) — Texas families have until midnight on July 31 to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and pay this year’s rates for all or some future tuition and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities. Newborns are children younger than 1 year old at the time of enrollment. Under the Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, participants can purchase tuition units and lock in future costs of […]

Katy ISD Teachers Win Money to Decorate Classrooms  

KATY [July 17, 2018] – Three Katy Independent School District teachers will be kicking off the 2018-19 school year in style after winning $500 in the 2nd Annual Classroom Decorating Contest sponsored by the Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union (BVSCU).  Kelly McGuire of Bethke Elementary, Lauren Guzman of Stockdick Junior High and Tracy Kotlar of Davidson Elementary each received the cash prize to help them decorate their classrooms just in time for back to school. “Bookcases, updated […]

The Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter would like to better serve your community, but we need your help! 

Dear  Community Friends Please come and share your thoughts and experiences at one of our upcoming Community Forums in your area. We hope to see you there!  Even you cannot attend please share with your networks. Richmond/Rosenberg — Wednesday, July 18  from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels (1330 Band Rd., Rosenberg, TX 77471) Lufkin — Tuesday, July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Angelina College, […]

Master Naturalist Program – Texas Snakes – presented by Crossbone Corns

What:    Master Naturalist Program – Texas Snakes – presented by Crossbone Corns When: Thursday, August 2, 2018; 6:30 p.m. Where: Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg, TX  77471 Who: Open to Public – Free Conducted by Coastal Prairie Chapter – Texas Master Naturalists Other: Call 281.633.7033 for more info.  Website:  https://txmn.org/coastal/  ********************************************************************************  August  2, 2018 – Texas Indigenous Snakes – presented by Crossbone Corns Educating people about the snakes indigenous to Texas is a passion at Crossbone […]

Adventure Kids Playcare and Houston West Chamber of Commerce to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tuesday, August 7, 2018: 5-7 p.m. HOUSTON (July 17, 2018) – Adventure Kids Playcare Memorial City will host a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Houston West Chamber of Commerce at the new facility on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. Owners Olu and Christiana Olojo invite guests to celebrate the opening of the new location with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests will receive exclusive discounts to Adventure Kids Playcare and have the opportunity to win […]

Power Up for Back to School  

KATY [July 16, 2018] – As one of the fastest growing school districts in the nation, this year Katy Independent School District will be welcoming nearly 80,000 students on Wednesday, August 15 for the 2018-19 school year.  Before the school bell rings, the district encourages parents and students to Power Up for Back to School through the updated online registration system, PowerSchool Registration (formerly known as InfoSnap). “The new Katy ISD online registration has a new look and […]

DPS Warns Texans of Safety Concerns in Summer Heat

Tips to help residents stay safe as extreme heat continues AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding Texans to take extra safety precautions as temperatures and heat indices continue to reach 100 degrees and above in many parts of the state. “We have already experienced extreme heat in most parts of the state this summer, and DPS wants to remind all Texans that the dangers from sustained high temperatures should not […]

Reps. Tony Cárdenas And Pete Olson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Invest In High School Coding Programs

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to keep America as the world leader in innovation and technology, establish a crucial pipeline between students and jobs, and strengthen America’s national security, Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA)  and Pete Olson (R-TX) are introducing H.R. 6334, the High School CODES Act. This bill will help high schools create or expand coding education programs through a new grant program within the National Activities Fund at the U.S. Department of Education. These […]