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Just in time for back to school season, the Texas sales tax holiday weekend returns Aug. 5 to Aug. 7. For school-related items such as clothing, footwear, backpacks and other supplies under $100, all taxes will be waived during the holiday period. 

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In June of this year, after another fatal school shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered Mike Morath, commissioner of the Texas Education Agency, to name someone as the chief of school safety and security in the state.

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Teachers are leaving local schools — in droves. For many, it’s not the act of teaching itself scaring them off, but the low pay and need to conform to national teaching regulations and “teach to the test.” The shortage affects colleges, private and public schools, both in securing enough job applicants and finding those seeking to be teachers in the first place.

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School board members passed a $7,885,578 budget for fiscal year 2022-23 in a Monday night meeting at Detroit High School that saw three executive sessions and a report on the process of what school personnel have to follow on bullying reports.

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Since 2000 there have been more than 300 gun-related incidents on school campuses or at school-related events in the United States, according to various sources. The two most recent happened in the last days of May and claimed 23 lives in Uvalde, Texas, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Nineteen of the dead in Uvalde were elementary students

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Voters approved two amendments to the Texas Constitution, gave approval to a $16 million bond election for Prairiland ISD, and elected members to city and school district governing boards at a Saturday election.

Detroit High School has named its valedictorian and salutatorian for the graduating class of 2021-22. The valedictorian is Kellie Welch, left, and the salutatorian is Nathan Hampton, right.

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With the deadline to file for candidacy in the May 7 local elections having come and gone, candidates in those races now have an idea of who they’ll be up against.

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Detroit ISD’s trustees voted to accept Bobby Smallwood Construction’s bid of $744,000 for work at the school district that officials hope to complete before the start of the 2022-23 school year.

DETROIT – The Detroit Independent School District trustees are scheduled to hear the district’s Deanna Ramsey’s presentation concerning House Bill 3 that was passed by the Texas Legislature in 2019.

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Residents in cities and school districts throughout the area will be going to the polls May 7 to determine who will serve on city councils and as school trustees for the coming year.

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Detroit ISD schools will be closed this week due to “a large number of staff/student absences,” the school announced on social media Monday.

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DETROIT - The Detroit Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m., in the high school library at 110 East Garner St., in Detroit.