Education

Amarillo ISD taking applications to fill 2 open Board of Trustees seats

The Amarillo Independent School District is accepting applications to fill two open Board of Trustees seats.

WTAMU veterinary program goes beyond the classroom

AISD board member surrounding resignation of Coach Clements submits resignation letter

Region 16 announces Tanya Larkin as Superintendent of the Year

  Governor Abbott signs Amarillo representative’s bill that aims to provide mental health services to students

  AISD using $99.45 million bond to upgrade 47 schools

  Texas legislators awaits signature for House Bill 3

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  Texas Legislature approves $4 million for WTAMU food animal production program

  Amarillo College adds another location to accommodate Kids College enrollment

  Amarillo College partners with online university to help make degrees more accessible

School zones for summer school begin Wednesday

  Amarillo Education Association and NAACP support changing name of Lee Elementary

  Texas Workforce Commission awards almost $275k to Frank Phillips College

  AC seeking to make university degrees ‘accessible’ with WGU partnership

WGU Texas is a non-profit online university with the stated mission of increasing access to higher education for people in Texas.

  Identical twins named valedictorian and salutatorian at Amarillo High School

Aside from being identical twins, the boys are the leaders of Amarillo High School’s graduating class.

Taxes, Lee Elementary renaming on agenda for AISD board meeting

Taxes, budgets and the renaming of Lee Elementary are all listed on the board's agenda.

  Amarillo College to share its strategies with schools across the nation

Across the nation, Amarillo College is becoming an example of how to address poverty issues within its student population.

  Canyon FFA showcasing student activities, hosting auction

State budget committee comes to agreement on Texas Tech vet school funding

  Amarillo ISD Superintendent’s Scholars honored for academic excellence

  Carver Academy piano lab students use STEM skills to make melodies

  Canyon ISD announces location of its 3 new schools

  Amarillo Fire Department hosts first Safety Town event for 4,000 students

  AC student receives statewide award for persistence in ESL classes

An Amarillo College student received statewide recognition on May 6 for her persistence in English as a Second Language classes.

  AC: 2 ceremonies mark ‘milestone’ in graduate numbers

For the first time in Amarillo College’s 90 year history, the college hosted two graduation ceremonies due to the surplus of graduates.

AC schedules 2 graduation ceremonies due to uptick in graduate numbers

Amarillo College is changing its spring commencement schedule to accommodate a growing graduating class.

  AISD announces Teachers of the Year

The Amarillo Independent School District announced its standout Teachers of the Year this morning.

WTAMU Communication faculty member receives award for teaching excellence

A West Texas A&M University Communication faculty member has received the Student Government Teaching Excellence Award.

  AISD school board approves settlement of $42 million from Travelers Lloyds Insurance Company

The Amarillo Independent School District board of trustees approved the settlement of its lawsuit against the Travelers Lloyd Insurance Company after a historic hail storm.

President of the Texas PTA presents at CISD PTA recognition luncheon

Canyon Independent School District recognized its volunteer Parent Teacher Association members who make a difference in its schools.

NM students using state-of-the-art technology to map out dinosaur footprints at Clayton Lakes State Park

Students from Central New Mexico Community College, along with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & science and New Mexico State Parks, are using state-of-the-art technology to map out one of the largest dinosaur tracksites in the country.

  Canyon ISD students spread positive message with Tatum Tough Kindness Challenge

Canyon ISD students are encouraging others to take on the Tatum Tough Kindness Challenge.

  Leadercast 2019 aims to inspire leaders

Amarillo College is hosting Leadercast 2019 on May 10.

  AACAL Auto-Tech Program achieves accreditation in Maintenance and Light Repair

AACAL’s Automotive Technology Program has achieved an accreditation in Maintenance and Light Repair.

Amarillo College plans to relocate Amarillo Senior Citizens Association to new space at downtown campus

Amarillo College plans to relocate Amarillo Senior Citizens Association to a new space at its Downtown campus.

  Amarillo College hosting Workplace Self-Defense for Women

Amarillo College will host Workplace Self-Defense for Women on Friday, April 26.

  Amarillo College offering Documentary Master Class

Amarillo College will offer a Documentary Master Class that will be taught by an award-winning documentary producer.

  Amarillo Venom team shares meal with CISD healthy choice winners

On Tuesday, students at Pinnacle Intermediate School celebrated their healthy choices by eating lunch with the Amarillo Venom team.

  AISD Superintendent responds to complaint in regards to AISD trustee

Amarillo Independent School District Superintendent Doug Loomis has issued a response to the complaint filed by Dr. Marc Henson regarding the resignation of Coach Kori Clements.

  Amarillo College LITE Luncheon to raise money for students with disabilities

Amarillo College’s annual Living Independently Through Education (LITE) Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 26.

  Amarillo College proposes $89 million bond on May ballot

During the upcoming May election, Amarillo College hopes voters support it’s $89 million bond proposal.

WTAMU student wins Texas Broadcast Education Foundation scholarship

The Texas Broadcast Education Foundation has awarded a West Texas A&M University student a scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year.

  Texas Education Agency adds new cursive writing standards for the 2019 to 2020 school year

The Texas Education Agency adds new cursive writing standards for the 2019 to 2020 school year.

  WTAMU instructor teaches personal finance to Canyon High School students

Students at Canyon High School completed a personal finance course taught by West Texas A&M Accounting Instructor Lisa Lightfoot, through the Junior Achievement Program.

  Holocaust survivor shares his message with the Panhandle community

At 89 years old, Holocaust survivor Irving Roth travels across the United States to share his experiences to spread his message.

  Amarillo College hosts 200 Palo Duro High School students for a health and science showcase

Over 200 Palo Duro High School students attended the Health Science Showcase at Amarillo College where students explored the different career options in the health and science field.

  Holocaust survivor to speak at WTAMU about Auschwitz experience

Irving Roth, a Holocaust survivor, will speak at West Texas A&M University on Wednesday, April 17 about his experience at Auschwitz.

  400 high school students participate in the IGNITE Creative Arts Conference

On Friday, over 400 students participated in the Texas Panhandle Art Education Association’s Ignite High School Creative Arts Conference at Amarillo College.

Amarillo College hosting meeting of national DOE advisory board for hazardous materials training

Amarillo College will host a meeting of the national DOE advisory board that helps oversee hazardous materials training.

High winds close House ISD schools on Wednesday

A high wind event is currently impacting a large portion of our viewing area.

  WTAMU Student Success Initiative gives 100 students new iPads

100 students at West Texas A&M University received a new iPad Pro as part of the Student Success Initiative.

  Hereford teacher wins statewide award for social studies

Hereford teacher Richard Lamascus received a surprise award yesterday that recognizes outstanding social studies teachers in Texas.

  West Texas A&M University invites area principals to recommend future buffs

West Texas A&M University is looking beyond the application by asking area principals to recommend current seniors for admissions status.

  Community encouraged to attend Zero to 5 lecture hosted by Amarillo mayor

This Friday, the community is invited to attend Mayor Ginger Nelson’s lecture ‘Zero to 5’ with Harvard Professor Don Ron Ferguson and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.

  WTAMU hosting event focused on creating culture of consent

A lecture at West Texas A&M University will address the goal of creating a culture of consent to prevent sexual assaults.

  WTAMU to host debate on legalizing recreational marijuana

West Texas A&M University will host a debate on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.

  WTAMU hosts career development competition for FFA members

West Texas A&M University hosted 19 separate career development competitions with nearly 3,000 Future Farmers of America competitors.

  Concerned parents form coalition, call for investigation into AISD’s involvement in Coach Clements resignation

A group of concerned parents are calling for an outside, independent investigation into the resignation of Amarillo High School’s volleyball coach, Kori Clements.

  Los Barrios De Amarillo hosts Step Up to Success career day

Los Barrios De Amarillo hosted Step Up to Success career day, with over 80 students across Amarillo participating in a full day of learning about their career of interest.

  Texas A&M University System launches new campaign to encourage more teachers

The Texas A&M University System is launching its new campaign, ‘We Teach Texas', to encourage more people to consider becoming an educator.

  Amarillo ISD names new superintendent, outlines contract

The Amarillo Independent School District has officially named their new superintendent and have also released details on his contract.

  Amarillo College encouraging students to participate in civic engagement, voting

Amarillo College is encouraging students to participate in civic engagement and voting throughout a new campaign called “101 Reasons - 1 Week|1 Vote.”

  Complaint filed to TEA against AISD board member surrounding resignation of Coach Clements

A formal complaint has been filed against an Amarillo ISD school board member surrounding the resignation of Amarillo High School’s volleyball coach.

  WTAMU announces distinguished alumni awardees for 2019

The West Texas A&M University Alumni Association have announced their distinguished alumni awardees for 2019 and will honor their recent selection in May during the annual Phoenix Banquet

  WTAMU partners with area colleges for dual admission program

West Texas A&M University is partnering with area colleges for their new dual admission program to smooth the transfer process for students.

  Amarillo Matters ramping up funding campaign for Texas Tech Veterinary School

The lobbying group Amarillo matters announced today it is turning up the volume on its call for the state to fund the operation of the proposed Texas Tech Veterinary School.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  Construction of WTAMU Buffalo Stadium 60% complete

With just 183 days until the first game of the 2019 season, West Texas A&M University’s Buffalo Stadium is 60 percent complete.

  Amarillo ISD principal becomes finalist for educator award competition

Principal Jay Barrett of the Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning School was announced as a finalist for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Award, making him one of five secondary education principals in the state.

WTAMU opens new Harrington Academic Hall in downtown Amarillo

West Texas A&M University has opened their new facility, the Harrington Academic Hall in downtown Amarillo.

  Amazon selects Randall High School to participate in new program

Amazon has selected Randall High School to be a part of a new program that prepares computer technology students to be engineers.

  No Limits No Excuses program connects students with local employers

Educators and area professionals have come together to develop ways to provide curricula to teach students how to meet the needs of local employers.

Texas Tech social media experts weigh in on YouTube self harm videos

As concerns grow over what children may be exposed to on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app, social media experts are speaking out on what kids are seeing, and who needs to be monitoring them.

  Rural Nursing Education Consortium aims to bring more nurses to the Texas Panhandle

Amarillo College, Frank Phillips College and four regional hospital districts have come together to create a new program to increase home-grown nurses in the Panhandle.

Author connects with students at Lamar Elementary

Author Nancy Churnin shared her book ‘The William Hoy Story’ with students at Lamar Elementary on Friday, having a significant impact on students in Lamar’s Deaf Education program.

  TX Panhandle colleges and hospitals plan to combat shortage of rural nurses

Colleges and hospitals across the Texas Panhandle are starting a program to increase the quality and quantity of nursing in rural areas.

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.

  Canyon ISD third graders’ academic performance predicts future success

Canyon ISD third graders are excelling in their academic performance and the United Way Status Report predicts they are on their way to even more success.

  Texas A&M AgriLife to offer online courses

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering several online educational courses for those wanting to improve their health and wellness.

WTAMU celebrates 100 years of publishing student-produced newspaper

West Texas A&M University is celebrating 100 years of publishing the school’s student-produced newspaper.

  Clayton Municipal Schools to be delayed on Tuesday

Clayton ISD has delayed schools tomorrow as a result of inclement weather.