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Celebrating Its 10th Year, Texas Tuition Promise Fund® Opened for Enrollment Sept. 1

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, turns 10 years old this month. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today reminds families that open enrollment for the program began Sept. 1 and runs through Feb. 28, 2019. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund offers parents and loved ones the ...

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How Did Huntsville Schools Get an “F?” Looking at the Process

How Were Grades Arrived At? By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today First in a Series  WHEN THE TEXAS Education Association released its grades of Texas school districts, from district-wide down to pre-K, the new accountability system was not well-received by educators around the state.Huntsville Independent ...

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SHSU Named ‘2018 Great College To Work For’

by SHSU staff Sam Houston State University is known as a “Great Name in Texas Education” but it is also consistently named a great college to work for, according to the newest survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, one of the nation’s most recognized source of news about colleges ...

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HISD Trustees unanimously approve balanced 2018-2019 budget, and lower tax rate

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             THE HUNTSVILLE Independent School District will have a balanced budget for the 2018-2019 school year and taxpayers will see the tax rate drop from $1.18 per $100 valuation to $1.175. Total revenues will be $70.6 million offset ...

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Texas Education Association gives Huntsville schools an “F” on new accountability ratings

By Rich Heiland Free Press Publications, LLC For Walker County News Today             THE TEXAS EDUCATION Agency released its new, and controversial, report grading Texas school districts and the report cards were mixed for Walker County school districts. The Huntsville Independent School District got an “F.” The New Waverly Independent ...

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Sam Houston State University’s Proposed College of Medicine Moves Forward In Accreditation Process

by SHSU staff Sam Houston State University has reached a key milestone in the mission to support the state’s rural healthcare needs. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) approved SHSU’s doctorate in osteopathic medicine, bringing the university one step closer to helping millions living in ...

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SHSU Experts and State Representative Metcalf  Meet To Discuss School Safety

By SHSU Staff As the fall semester approaches, Sam Houston State University continues to prepare for more than 20,000 students to return to campus. On Monday, Aug. 6, a group of SHSU faculty and staff experts met with SHSU alumnus and Texas state representative Will Metcalf to discuss how to ...

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SHSU Summer Commencement Speakers Announced

By Hannah Haney, SHSU Media Services Texas State Senator Brandon Creighton and Sam Houston State University alumni, Bill Baldwin will be the featured speakers for SHSU’s 2018 summer commencement ceremonies taking place on Aug. 4 in the Johnson Coliseum. Approximately 1,033 students have applied for degrees to be awarded in the two ...

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Huntsville ISD Board Hires New High School Principal

by HISD staff The Huntsville ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved the recommendation for hire presented by Superintendent Dr. Scott Sheppard during a special called meeting on  June 12, 2018. William C. “Bill” Roberts was approved as the new principal for Huntsville High School. Roberts  will be filling the  vacancy created ...

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Academic Records Preserved for Texans Who Attended ITT Technical Institute

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texans who attended now defunct ITT Technical Institute will be able to obtain their academic records, thanks to a settlement approved today in the long-running Chapter 7 bankruptcy case of the Indiana-based for-profit education company. Last year, Attorney General Paxton’s office filed a federal ...

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