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Texas Prepaid Tuition Program Enrollment Deadline Approaches

Texas families can lock in today’s cost of undergraduate tuition and school-wide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities by enrolling their children in the tax-advantaged Texas Tuition Promise Fund® prior to the close of the current enrollment period on Feb. 28. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund, the state’s prepaid ...

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HISD Invites Community to CTE Student Showcase

by HISD staff Huntsville ISD celebrates February as Career & Technical Education (CTE) Month. “Celebrate Today, Own Tomorrow!” is the theme and the perfect time to call attention to the district’s Career & Technical Education Department. We are very proud to spotlight the outstanding course offerings at Huntsville High School ...

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Regents Approve New Degree Programs and Design of Art Complex

by Emily Binetti, SHSU New Sam Houston State University degree programs and the design for a new Art Complex were among the items approved by the Texas State University System Board of Regents at their regular quarterly meeting in Beaumont, Texas on Feb. 15. In SHSU academic affairs, Regents authorized three ...

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Huntsville ISD Board Approves Administrative Hires

by HISD staff New Huntsville ISD Superintendent Dr. Scott Sheppard presented two administrative recommendations to the Board of Trustees for consideration during their regular monthly meeting on February 15. The Board approved both recommendations to hire by unanimous vote. Mr. Marcus D. Forney was approved as the Assistant Superintendent for ...

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TCEQ Offering Paid Internships for College Students

The TCEQ is now accepting applications for the Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program. An internship will help undergraduate and graduate students learn about environmental issues, build marketable skills, and gain professional experience. Students will complete a full-time, paid internship over the summer with an assignment at the TCEQ, another state agency, ...

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Nominate a Student Volunteer for 2018 Student Heroes Award

Nominations accepted through March 19th The State Board of Education (SBOE) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Student Heroes Award. The Student Heroes Award program recognizes Texas public school students in prekindergarten through high school who voluntarily work to assist or benefit their fellow Texas students. SBOE Chair Donna ...

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SHSU Named in Top Ten Performing Institutions for Latino Students

by Hannah Haney Sam Houston State University has been named one of the top ten performing institutions in the country for Latino students out of 613 institutions surveyed by the Education Trust. This report looks at graduation rates for Latino students and the completion or graduation rate gap between Latino ...

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Proposed College Aims To Improve Texas’ Rural Healthcare “Report Card”

by Emily Binetti, SHSU As a university, focusing on good grades is vital to academic excellence. Making the grade is also the focus in the latest “report card” comparing rural healthcare between states, where the state of Texas barely passed. With limited access to medical care, high rates of fatal heart ...

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State Board of Education Asks for Public Input on new Long-Range Plan for Public Education

Online survey open until March 2nd Help the State Board of Education set long-term goals for the Texas public schools by completing an online survey that will be used to set educational priorities. The survey covers five broad areas: The desired outcome of public education; Educator preparation, recruitment and retention; ...

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Don’t Mess with Texas Scholarship Application Open

Applications will be accepted through April 20, 2018 Applications for the 2018 Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming ...

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