School districts won't lose state funding if they stick with virtual classes this fall because a local health authority has mandated that classrooms remain closed.
The mask requirement doesn't apply to students younger than 10. The Texas Education Agency guidelines also require schools to post coronavirus prevention plans and encourage hand-washing.
A new statewide report from the TEA shows that more than 600,000 students didn't complete assignments or respond to teacher outreach during the pandemic.
A high-tension hearing is expected Monday as the Texas State Board of Education begins considering changes to its statewide policy for health education, including teaching middle schoolers about contraception.
"It will be safe for Texas public school students, teachers, and staff to return to school campuses for in-person instruction this fall," said Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath.
Detroit High School celebrated the completion of 39 students’ primary academic careers with a graduation ceremony Friday evening.
Success Center for Learning has named Kaisen Eldridge the recipient of the annual Scholarship for Success.
Daily temperature checks and supervised hand-washing are some of the safety rules for schools that decide to hold in-person classes this summer, under new guidance from the Texas Education Agency.
Detroit High School’s Class of 2020 will be known for many things, not least among them that students left school in mid-March and never returned because of Covid-19. But it will have another claim to local fame: co-valedictorians.
Texas Farm Credit, a rural lending cooperative with an office in Paris, recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to six students across the state through the 2020 Marsha Martin Scholarship Program.
Detroit high school is planning an in-person graduation ceremony at Detroit ISD Stadium to take place on May 29.
School districts can keep ceremonies completely virtual, celebrate seniors in a procession, knit pictures of individual seniors into a graduation video or host a socially distanced outdoor ceremony. North Lamar ISD is choosing the latter.
Schools have started highlighting seniors on social media for their accomplishments and achievements during their high school careers. For many area high schools, this is the first time they are doing something like this.
Seniors at Detroit High School received $10,500 in scholarships based on their merit and leadership skills. Each student is a Detroit FFA member.
Many area teachers and education staff have turned to teaching in non-traditional ways. And now that Gov. Greg Abbott has extended school closures through May 4, the alternative methods are becoming the norm for education.
Gov. Greg Abbott has signed an executive order closing Texas schools through May 4 and ordering non-essential businesses to close during the coronavirus pandemic.
Superintendents at Detroit, Rivercrest and Cooper ISDs have extended school closures through May 1 and Hugo (Oklahoma) Public Schools are closed indefinitely as U.S. cases of coronavirus continue to climb.
Detroit ISD food drop-off locations for breakfast and lunch will be every Monday and Thursday at the following locations and times.
It’s not easy for some parents to transition to a home schooling environment at such short notice. Two kindergarten teachers and an experienced homeschooling mother say the best advice is to be organized and diligent, Also, to continue to breathe and relax.
The COVID-19 school break for Lamar County students will continue through March 27, a decision made this afternoon by the county's superintendents.
Although there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in Lamar and surrounding counties, schools will remain closed for an additional week of spring break, according to school officials.