Education

Partnership between UTPB College of Nursing, First 5

The University of Texas at the Permian Basin College of Nursing and First 5 have partnered with the Education Foundation and the Permian Basin Hispanic Medical Society to promote early childhood literacy.

MISD Board of Trustees to review 2017-18 student performance during regular meeting

Midland College holding student club fair

ECISD board approve online courses for Permian, OHS

Petroleum Museum hosts UTPB professor for Lunch & Lecture series

State Representative Brooks Landgraf files legislation to repeal ‘Robin Hood’ plan

MISD announces partnership for new college preparatory school

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ECISD students participate in international research project

Chickn4U, Education Foundation team up for ‘Take Me Out Tuesday’

Midland College to host Lecture on Sex Trafficking Awareness

ECISD teams up with HYW in search of new superintendent

Marfa Martians prepare to send project to space in 2019

E.C.I.S.D. police department raises money for community families

  Midland principal surprises elementary students dressed as Santa Claus

When the students arrived on Friday, they found Santa Claus was there to greet them and hand out candy canes.

Coahoma ISD announces new superintendent

Brad Cox, assistant superintendent for Coahoma ISD, was named the finalist for CISD Superintendent position,Tuesday night during a special meeting by the board of trustees.

United Way of Midland grants Scharbauer Elementary $500

The school reportedly plans to use the funds for incentives, awards and celebrations to help promote student achievements through the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.

ECISD School Board vote to raise pay for substitutes, approve solar project, purchase new textbook warehouse

During their regular meeting, the Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees voted on several items though the district.

Nimitz Students selected to send science experiment to space

TXU Energy donates $5000 to Permian Basin Scholarship Fund

High Sky Children’s Ranch, Trinity School join forces to fill pajama closet

Harmony Science Academy students to showcase science projects at Jackalopes game

Texas Education Agency removes Washington STEM Academy from Improvement Required list

OCTECH students host science fair to demonstrate Rube Goldberg machine

OHS student arrested after threatening to ‘shoot up school’ over the phone

An Odessa High School student is facing charges after making a threatening phone call.

Midland Chamber of Commerce: Teacher Adoption Program

Midland Chamber of Commerce: Teacher Adoption Program

Greenwood Elementary holding 3rd annual Winter Learn-A-Land

Featured at the event will be Reindeer Games, homemade ornaments and an appearance from Santa Claus and the Grinch.

Sewell Ford donates truck to ECISD agriculture program

The truck will assist the nearly 250 students in the program with day-to-day farm duties and more.

State Farm donates 2 vehicles to MC for Student Salvage Vehicle Donation Program

The two damaged vehicles will allow Midland College students in the automotive program to write estimates, analyze structural damage and make repairs.

Southwest Bank donates $78,000 to ECISD school for new laptops

Thursday, representatives from Southwest Bank will present school district officials with a check for $78,000 to provide 300 Chromebook laptops and 10 charging and storage carts for students at Crockett Middle School.

  Midland Freshman HS, West Texas Food Bank team up for Pup Pantry

Midland Freshman High School is teaming up with the West Texas Food Bank once again for their Pup Pantry.

ECISD Board of Trustees decide how to allocate TRE money, select firm to find superintendent

During the Ector County ISD Board of Trustees regular meeting for November, trustees voted to allocate the TRE-approve money for the priority projects and selected a firm to conduct the search for a superintendent.

Midland City Council join stand against high-level nuclear waste

Tuesday morning, Midland City City Council held a special meeting and passed a resolution opposing proposals for two facilities to serve as interim storage for high-level nuclear waste.

Midland College auto students learn lessons on donated cars

State Farm’s Student Salvage Vehicle Donation Program will donate two vehicles to Midland College Wednesday, November 28 at 11 a.m. at the MC Advanced Technology Center.

Midland ISD hosts Veterans Day celebration

Nearly 200 students from groups at Midland High, Lee High, and Bowie Fine Arts Academy will perform in honor of those who have served our country.

Pultizer-prize winning author to give lecture at UTPB

Pulitzer-prize winning author John Matteson will be giving a lecture at the University of Texas at the Permian Basin.

Workshop shows how to become medical doctor in 7 years

Anyone interested in becoming a medical doctor is encouraged to attend a free workshop Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Midland College Cogdell Learning Center.

UTPB hosts historic investiture ceremony

Monday the University of Texas of the Permian Basin hosted its first ever Investiture celebration, a formal ceremony to confer a new president.

ECISD gets accepted to Student Spaceflight Experiments Program for 2nd year

Ector County Independent School District has been accepted in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 13 to the International Space Station (ISS) for the second year in a row.

Midland Colleges hosts November First Friday Lecture

Dr. Mustafa Amin will be discussing science, math and astronomy during this free lecture.

Help-A-Teacher receives donated calculators, gift cards to MISD, teacher

Help-A-Teacher donated 30 calculators to MISD and $500 in Wal-Mart gift cards to 10 MISD teachers.

MISD officials discuss ‘Midland on the Move’ initiative

MISD officials gathered on Tuesday to discuss the Midland on the Move initiative which strives to improve the quality of education students receive.

OPD training community for active shooter response

The Odessa Police Department is preparing the community in case a tragedy strikes.

UTPB celebrates 45th anniversary

UTPB is celebrating 45 years from November 3 through November 5 with its first-ever Investiture Ceremony.

Anadarko, Wish for Wheels give brand new bikes to every second-grader at Midland elementary school

Anadarko employees spent their Thursday building bikes in the West Claydesta parking lot to be given away at De Zavala Elementary.

Chevron, Kent Kwik Representatives visit G.E. Buddy West Elementary School with STEM school supplies

G.E. Buddy West Elementary School received a special delivery of STEM equipment made possible by Chevron’s Fuel Your School program.

  Chevron donates school supplies to local teachers

As part of Chevron’s Fuel Your School program, students and their teachers will be surprised with classroom resources and tools that inspire their curiosity and enhance their skills in science, engineering, technology and, coding.

High Sky Children’s Ranch break ground for new shelter, administration building, Frank Cremer Therapy Center

This groundbreaking is the culmination of an $11 million dollar Capital Campaign that was completed in just under 7 months, with the help of local individuals, foundations, and oil companies.

ECISD Police arrest Permian student with gun on campus

A Permian High School student was arrested Tuesday morning after taking a gun to campus.

Midland College holding ‘College Ready’ workshop

Attendees will learn how to navigate college deadlines, how to use the applytexas.com college application, and how to pay for college, including crucial FAFSA information.

Education Partnership and Education Foundation Meeting

Tuesday morning, the Education Partnership Leadership Team conducted a joint meeting with the Executive Board of the Education Foundation of Odessa.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

ECISD student experiment returns from ISS, harvesting and analysis to be conducted

The student team, Atlas XIII, competed in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, which gave them the opportunity to design an experiment with a protocol that would be carried out by astronauts aboard the ISS.

UTPB receives $40,000 scholarship fund from Mexican American Scholarship Committee

The committee gifted $40,000 to the university, which will allow 25 Permian Basin students to attend the school.

MISD holds September monthly school board meeting

This month's meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. on September 10 and will be held at Bowie Fine Arts Academy on Elk Avenue.

Midland school officials participate in annual Dropout Recovery Walk

School officials met at Bowie Elementary School and Fine Arts Academy for their annual Dropout Recovery Walk on Sept. 8.

Clearfork Elementary School phone lines are down

Clearfork Elementary School in Andrews has posted on their Facebook page that their phone lines are not working as of 9 a.m. Friday.

Midland College hosts science lecture on bees in West Texas

Admission to the event is free and attendees are welcome to bring a lunch or purchase food from the Scharbauer Student Center Grill.

UTPB names President of Business Affairs, Chief Financial Officer

Cesario Valenzuela, who was born and raised in West Texas, has been appointed to the position and will officially start in October.

MAP administrator named Secondary “Principal of the Year”

Midland Alternative Program Principal Lena Buck has been named Region 18's High School "Principal of the Year" by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals Wednesday.

Midland College breaks ground on new dining hall

The new June & Frank Cowden Dining Hall will add 18,600 square feet to the existing Scharbauer Student Center at a cost of $8.5 million.

Big Spring ISD reminds parents, students to pick up Smart Tags

The transportation department at Big Spring Independent School District already has over 1,200 students registered in their SmartTag system for the 2018-19 school year.

Odessa College hosts giant cookout for students, employees

The cookout and picnic will be held on the OC Commons with an introduction of athletic teams, student organizations, prizes and fun outdoor activities.

Video surfaces of Permian students on buckets, without desks

According to school officials, the English teacher was in need of 36 additional desks for the classroom the district had no idea the teacher was in need of extra desks.

Latest report shows Educate Midland helps students achieve highest potential

The report focused on eight measurement indicators and highlighted student performance, challenges, and goals.

Free lunch and breakfast for some schools in Ector County

The community eligibility provision is a federal program that allows school campuses to give out free breakfast and lunch meals to all their students.

ECISD breaks 2017 record with over 33,000 students

Last year at the seventh day of enrollment the district ended with 32,051.

MISD launches new data software system, streamlines access for families

This module will grant students, parents, and staff real-time access to student information, such as attendance, grades, schedules, progress, assignments, and emergency contact information.

Midland College welcoming students with Doggies and Donuts

Midland College will be giving free Starbucks coffee and donuts in the Marie Hall Academic Building Monday at 9 A.M. to meet the Student Government. Best of all, the college will have adorable pups to cuddle with.

More students filling schools in Midland-Odessa

As students return to schools in Midland and Ector County the latest enrollment numbers are released.

Teachers in ECISD working through staff shortage

At Bowie Middle School, 8th grade United States history teacher Sheena Salcido is a woman who started teaching for all the right reasons.

MISD principal awarded highest honor for Region 18 by TEPSA

The Texas Elementary Principal and Supervisors Association granted Burnet Elementary Principal Angela Aron "TEPSAN of the Year" for her region.

ECISD approve increased tax rate, hire interim superintendent

The proposed 13 cent increase would mean $192.64/year (or $16.05/month) in additional property taxes for the average home in Ector County.

5 MISD schools rated 'Improvement required' up from 4 in 2017

The report cards are in for the Midland and Ector County school districts after the Texas Education Agency released their accountability ratings.

ECISD accept resignation of Superintendent Tom Crowe

Tuesday, the Ector County ISD Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Superintendent Tom Crowe effective Sept. 1 and moved to hire Jim Nelson as an interim superintendent by the same date.

MISD address Bullying Committee, adopt lower tax rate

The school board for Midland Independent School District Heard heard recommendations from the Bullying Committee and agreed on a lower tax rate.

ECISD release 2017-18 Accountability Ratings

Tuesday afternoon, officials of the Ector County Independent School District highlighted some of the significant progress being made in their schools – while acknowledging the district still has work to do when it comes to Accountability Ratings.

MISD school board meeting delayed one night

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Midland woman creates organization to provide school supplies for teachers

UPDATE: The Help A Teacher website came through in a big way for a local junior high school.

Midland FD shares tips to prevent fires in your home

If you're worried about the dangers of a natural gas explosion at your home, the Midland Fire Department shared the following tips.

ECISD holds Teacher University

The conference is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

MISD announces minor changes for 2018-19 school year

MISD has announced a few changes, including how to access student grades and start times for classes.