Education

Amarillo College kicking off Creative Mind Series with author S.C. ‘Sam’ Gwynne

Amarillo College is kicking off its Creative Mind Series with a lecture by author S.C. “Sam” Gwynne and a photo exhibit from the Library of Congress.

  WTAMU announces relocation of nursing program to downtown Amarillo

  Amarillo Independent School District developing new career facility

  The importance of SAT and ACT for colleges on the High Plains

  AC receives grant in support of program that provides free city bus rides

Amarillo College sees increase of student voters earning national recognition

West Texas High School sweeps BBB Student Video Contest

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Students raise $10,000 and counting for Amarillo community through United Way

  Dr. Tedd Mitchell announces sole focus as chancellor, closes tenure as TTUHSC president

  Amarillo College is opening a new creative space to elevate students work

  CISD to receive $10,000 donation from the Board of Directors of the Panhandle of Texas Chapter

  “Streets of Laredo” lecture to continue WTAMU’s Distinguished Lecture series

  Measuring a storm: How the National Weather Service rates tornadoes

  Amarillo ISD implementing improvement plans for failing schools

Ten Amarillo schools are making changes after receiving poor letter grades last school year.

$1.5 million gift to fund BoomTown Scholarship for Borger students heading to Frank Phillips College

There’s good news for Borger students planning to attend Frank Phillips College.

  WTAMU to present research on Hispanic serving institutions and their students

The Office of Campus to Community and Experiential Learning at West Texas A&M University will host a presentation regarding research on Hispanic serving institutions and their students.

Amarillo College to host free screening of anxiety documentary this week

Amarillo College will be hosting a free screening of a national documentary “Angst: Raising Awareness around Anxiety” this week.

  Experts: Cursive writing helps students with learning disabilities

  Amarillo Public Library to host exhibit: Americans and the Holocaust

  AISD mental health service pilot program helps connect student and counselors

  West Texas A&M students, faculty weigh in on new vaping ban

  Texas A&M University System issues ban on e-cigarettes and vaping

  Amarillo Fire Department hosts Safety Town to promote safety among elementary students

Logan Elementary achieved National Blue Ribbon School Award

A New Mexico school received one of the highest national honors for improving student outcomes and closing achievement gaps.

  ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign reaches goal of installing kits in every AISD school

The Stop the Bleed campaign has reached its goal of installing kits in every school in AISD.

  Canyon ISD opens Career and Technology Academy to the public

Canyon Independent School District has its career and technology academy up and running.

Amarillo College STEM Lecture series to feature Texas Tech research scientist

A research scientist from Texas Tech University will discuss the impact the swine industry has on the environment as part of Amarillo College’s STEM Lecture series.

  Xcel Energy helping Amarillo-area teachers clear the list

Xcel Energy employees surprised 45 teachers at 20 Amarillo-area schools this week with boxes of supplies the teachers had posted on an online wish list.

  Amarillo College and Amarillo Senior Citizens Association continue to discuss options

Amarillo College and the Amarillo Senior Citizens Association will continue discussing options for the location of the association.

Tech administration host vet school groundbreaking in Amarillo

Administration with Texas Tech and the Texas Tech University System are in Amarillo for the groundbreaking ceremony for the upcoming School of Veterinary Medicine.

  Clovis Community College welcomes Clarendon College president

The president of Clarendon College, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, is one of the five finalists to become president of Clovis Community College.

  Shortage of doctors in the Panhandle area

The Panhandle region is known for its medical schools and medical centers.

  Childress teacher selected for National History Day’s World War I program

A Childress High School teacher is one of 114 teachers selected for National History Day program.

  Spearman ISD ‘edu-tains’ to encourage social media safety

Parents of Spearman ISD students had the chance to learn the do’s and don’ts of social media safey this evening, but it wasn’t just any ordinary lecture.

Amarillo College celebrates 90th anniversary

Amarillo College is celebrating its 90th Anniversary today, which is a significant milestone that has exceeded the expectations of even its most visionary founders.

  Dalhart school using farm to raise money, educate students about agriculture

Dalhart Christian Academy is thinking outside the box when it comes to preparing for the future.

  Ascension Academy’s band/choir director writes song in memory of 9/11

Ascension Academy’s very own band and choir director, Mykel Byersmith, has put his musical talents to use in more ways than educating his students.

WTAMU professor named Adobe Education Leader

The Adobe Education Team has named Dr. Emily Kinsky, an associate professor in the WTAMU Department of Communications, a member of the Adobe Education Team.

  Never forget: Schools around the Tx Panhandle pay tribute to Patriot’s Day

Across the Texas Panhandle, schools and law enforcement remembered the tragic events of September 11, 2001, with morning events and flag ceremonies.

Amarillo ISD awarded literacy grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards more than $180,000 or youth literacy grants in Texas.

Forgotten Frontera to honor ferrocarrileros and traqueros who helped pave railroads across the Southern Great Plains

Forgotten Frontera will honor railroad workers of the Southern Great Plains at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 at WTAMU Amarillo Center, 720 S. Tyler.

Amarillo College to present plan for Amarillo Senior College Aassociation at public forum

Amarillo College will unveil an enhanced relocation plan during a public forum scheduled at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the Bud Joyner Auditorium at the Downtown Campus, 1314 S. Polk St.

  Amarillo College, WTAMU to offer new classes to the community

Amarillo College and WTAMU to offer new classes to the community

  River Road ISD celebrates teacher and CTE accomplishments

River Road ISD high school teacher Jennifer Garner was celebrated for being one of six finalists for Teacher of the Year.

  Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce awards scholarships to WTAMU, Amarillo College

The Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce awarded scholarship contributions to West Texas A&M University and Amarillo College.

  Clift Land Brokers reward 2 area schools in attempt to inspire future leaders

George Clift, ALC, owner of Clift Land Brokers and Gary Sutherland, Associate Broker of Pampa, were in the area on Friday handing out checks to Miami and Canadian schools.

Amarillo College to offer new classes to the community

Amarillo College will offer new classes this fall that are nontraditional and more technical classes.

  Free GED classes offered to women on probation in Texas Panhandle

The Center for Advancement has announced it’s offering GED classes to post offending women on probation.

  Amarillo chiropractor warns of increase of kids with back issues due to backpacks

Each year, a local chiropractor has seen a growing number of kids with back/spine issues due to wearing their backpacks incorrectly.

  Dumas ISD Board of Trustees unanimously vote to add $107 million bond to November ballot

The Dumas ISD Board of Trustees unanimously voted to add a $107 million bond to the November 5 election ballot.

  Amarillo ISD to give $125 to teachers, other staff for school supplies

The Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees approved an agenda item to give $125 to teachers, counselors, nurses and librarians for school supplies.

High Plains Food Bank to begin distributions of free, fresh produce this fall at Amarillo College

The High Plains Food Bank will distribute free, fresh produce this fall at Amarillo College.

  Amarillo ISD schools see results from 2017 bond construction project

Several Amarillo school clusters have seen results of construction upgrades thanks to voters from the November 2017 bond election.

Perryton ISD partnering with Ochiltree General Hospital to open new daycare

The Ranger Roundup Learning Center will open its doors on a limited basis on Monday, Aug. 10 as a joint project of Perryton ISD and Ochiltree General Hospital.

Amarillo ISD now offering elevated high school diploma

The Amarillo Independent School District will begin offering a new opportunity this school year.

Amarillo police and firefighters welcome kids to the 1st day of school

To start off the school year on a positive note, officers from the Amarillo Police Department and firefighters from the Amarillo Fire Department welcomed students to their first day of school.

  Area school districts learn how to ‘Stop the Bleed’ ahead of new school year

The Amarillo Fire Department and other medical organizations introduced “Stop the Bleed” kits to schools in the Amarillo Independent School District and Canyon Independent School District today.

  Texas A&M regents approve projects for WTAMU campus renovations, new equipment

The Texas A&M regents have voted to approve several capital projects for West Texas A&M University, including campus renovations and new equipment.

  Amarillo College receives Texas School Ready grant for early childhood education

Amarillo College has been selected to serve as the lead agent in the Texas Panhandle for the Texas School Ready project.

Texas Panhandle teachers continue to seek supplies through #ClearTheList movement

A movement to fulfill teacher’s classroom wish lists in time to go back to school has continued to trend on social media.

Sundown Lane and River Road High School teachers honored as 2020 Teachers of the Year

Region 16 has announced the elementary and secondary teachers of the year.

LISD weighs options available to arm teachers

A workshop during the Lubbock Independent School District’s Board of Trustees meeting Thursday morning shined a light on two options the district has if it were to arm teachers.

  Full pre-k classes now available at many schools around the Texas Panhandle

Funding for full day pre-kindergarten classes is coming from the state, after being passed in this year’s Legislative Session.

WTAMU graduate creates app designed for on-the-go students

A West Texas A&M University graduate is taking his online tutoring app worldwide.

  Bushland ISD to implement mandatory drug testing for certain students

Bushland ISD implements new mandatory drug test program for students in extra curricular activities and with parking passes.

  Don Harrington Discovery Center to host family sleepover night

The DHDC will give families a unique opportunity to go camping indoors as the center hosts the Discover All Night Sleepover.

  Frank Phillips College expanding its nursing program

Frank Phillips College is expanding its nursing program.

  Borger ISD schools to have a new look this Fall

Borger ISD schools will have a new look come this Fall.

Region 16 selects Canyon ISD Board of Trustees as ‘Region 16 School Board of the Year’

Region 16 has selected the Canyon ISD Board of Trustees as the Region 16 School Board of the Year.

  Amarillo College Criminal Justice Program ranks Top 10 in the country

The Criminal Justice Program at Amarillo College is ranked as one of the top 10 in the country.

  Canyon ISD in the design process for new high school, 2 elementary schools

The Canyon Independent School District’s new schools voted on in the 2018 bond election are now in the design process.

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.

  Amarillo ISD approves $316 million budget, includes employee pay raise

The Amarillo Independent School District will see an increase in employee pay after the board voted to approve a $316 million dollar budget.

  Texas Tech vet school one step closer to becoming reality, awaiting approval from THEC Board

The Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo is one step closer to becoming a reality and is waiting for approval from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

WTAMU veterinary program goes beyond the classroom

Timber Creek is known for its equine cloning but instead of reading about the process in textbooks, some students helped deliver and worked with the clones.

AISD board member surrounding resignation of Coach Clements submits resignation letter

The Amarillo ISD Board will consider accepting the resignation of Board Trustee Renee McCown, who submitted her resignation letter last Friday.

Region 16 announces Tanya Larkin as Superintendent of the Year

Region 16 announced on Tuesday that Pampa ISD Superintendent Tanya Larkin was named the 2019 Region 16 Superintendent of the Year.

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

Amarillo representative Four Price's House Bill 18 was signed by Governor Abbott and is intended to give additional mental health services to students in Texas public schools.

  AISD using $99.45 million bond to upgrade 47 schools

This summer, AISD is using its $99,450,000 bond to renovate and upgrade 47 schools.

  Texas legislators awaits signature for House Bill 3

House Bill 3 will raise the Basic Allotment per student, adopt kindergarten through third grade reading standards, create the first dyslexia program in the state of Texas and much more.

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

According to a Texas A&M System release, the funds are meant to enable better service to the Texas Panhandle at-large and allow the hiring of more professors.