Education

White House proposes caps on student loan borrowing

The plan says Congress should put a cap on federal student loans to prevent borrowers from taking on unmanageable debt.

  It’s a Match: Medical students match with their residency programs

Ward Memorial Hospital offers free ‘Lunch and Learn’ seminar on colorectal cancer

Douglas County teen racks up 39 college acceptances, $1.6 million in scholarships

  Spring Break has begun in Midland and Odessa

  Ector County ISD counselor speaks about new state bill aiming to reduce school violence

  Trinity School seniors apply real world knowledge

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  HIVE comics encourages literacy, holds special offer for teachers

  Spring breakers beware: plan for a sober ride.

  Rep. Landgraf backs, co-authors school finance reform bill

  Senator calls to suspend STAAR exam, says it tests students at wrong grade levels

  Texas senators approve bill to give teachers, librarians $5K raises

  Complex Community Credit Union hosts poverty simulator

Odessa elementary robotics team wins regional championship

Harmony Science Academy Odessa Elementary Robotics Team, the RoboTigers, has won the championship at West Texas VEX IQ State Regional Championship Tournament Saturday in El Paso.

Lincoln Day dinner with Charlie Kirk

The Ector County Republican party presents guest speaker Charlie Kirk for 2019 Lincoln Day Dinner.

  MISD magnet schools are now accepting applications

If you are interested in having your children apply to any of these schools now is the time to apply.

1,600-mile mistake: Woman applies to wrong college

A Louisiana woman dropped $40 to SLCC. Turns out, she applied to the wrong one.

  Texas Tech Health Sciences Center hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new Academic Classroom Building

  Travis Elementary principal failed to report sexual abuse

ECISD CTE hosts car show benefiting students

  C-SPAN Bus to make stop at two Odessa middle schools

  Education Foundation of Odessa receives $25,000 for largest solar power project in Texas

  Bill to give every teacher a $5,000 raise unanimously passes committee

  New Tech High School ready for district robotic’s competition

George H. W. Bush New Tech Odessa’s robotics team is ready to take on two district competitions coming up this week and the next.

Midland College hosts marine scientist for science seminar

March's lecture will deal with marine science in the Gulf of Mexico.

  Student who threatened to shoot up middle school to face criminal charges

A post circulating on Facebook Thursday night claimed a group of eighth graders from Wilson & Young Middle School had been discussing shooting up the school.

  Student brought saw blade and ‘hit list’ to Atascocita school, principal says

A student allegedly brought a saw blade and a “hit list” with other students names on it to campus early Thursday, the principal of Atascocita Middle School says.

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.

  “The Color Purple” selected for African-American read-in

On February 21, The Color Purple, will be performed at The University of the Permian Basin for the fourth annual African-American read-in.

  “Blowout” documentary screening at Odessa College

Odessa College screened the West Texas documentary “Blowout” on February 20 inside the Jack Rogers Auditorium.

  New academies bring STEM, dual language courses to several MISD schools

Several new academies are headed to MISD encouraging young women's leadership and biliteracy.

  Stop school shootings? Campuses know how, and lawmakers are listening

A WFAA investigation found a lack of school counselors across the state. New legislation could fix that.

  Teach your kids about NASA’s female pioneers with this $16 LEGO set

LEGO has made it a little easier to teach your kids about female pioneers in STEM and space exploration through its Women of NASA kit.

ECISD schools read up for literary competition

ECISD elementary schools are reading up for Battle of the Bluebonnets competition on February 22.

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

  How an app glitch and 3 Frisco school administrators saved a child 1,000 miles away

With the help of an app that allows students to anonymously report bullies, administrators in Frisco, Texas were able to help a child in the state of Virginia.

  High-school students across West Texas gather for OC culinary skills competition

Odessa College Culinary Arts Department hosted the district high school culinary skills competition Friday morning.

  Bowie Middle School celebrates “No One Eats Alone” day

Bowie Middle School brought students and faculty together during lunch to celebrate “No One Eats Alone”.

  Deadline nears to enter name for ballots

West Texas communities are accepting applications for city council and school board positions.

  Permian High students learn Money Matters

Permian's 'Money Matters' class was visited by the complex community federal union to discuss how credit affects purchasing power and their future.

UTPB announces new Dean of the College of Education

Dr. Larry Daniel comes to UTPB from The Citadel in South Carolina.

Education Foundation of Odessa awards more than $25,000 for ECISD campuses through AP/IB incentive program

Based on the success of ECISD students in the May 2018 session, a combined total of $25,060.00 is being made available to Odessa High School, Permian High School, and New Tech Odessa for AP/IB teacher training.

Harmony Science Academy robotics teams place high in qualifier tournament

The RoboTigers earned first place and were given the Excellence Award, and will be moving on to the State Regional Championship.

Teacher tells students MLK assassination was ‘complete fabrication,’ NC parent says

After the school district began investigating the allegations, the substitute teacher turned in her resignation.

Educate Midland initiates media campaign

Educate Midland kicks off their media campaign, Celebrating Champions of Education, on March 26.

  In this North Texas ISD, every kindergartener gets $50 to start saving for college

Kindergarteners are young, but it's never too early to invest in their futures.

  Sibley Nature Center booms with a new program

“Tales and Trails: Thunderstorms!” is a roaring new program offered by the Sibley Nature Center.

  Texas students don wigs in tribute to late painter Bob Ross

Art students at Madison Middle School in Abilene donned their curliest wigs and painted little trees onto canvases to pay homage to the late painter Bob Ross.

  Alderson motors donates $5,500 check to Greathouse Elementary

This morning students at Greathouse Elementry thanked Alderson Motors after receiving a donation to the school.

  New scholarship honors late Midland educator

The Permian Basin Area Foundation will be awarding the Olga Banks scholarship this May for the first time ever in honor of the late educator.

Odessa College announces lone finalist for Vice President of Instruction

Tuesday, Odessa College announced that Dr. Aimee Callahan, the lone finalist for Vice President of Instruction, will be presented to the Odessa College board of trustees for final approval at the board meeting on February 26.

Bring your spirit fingers to dine in at Jason’s Deli

The Education Foundation of Odessa joins hands with Jason’s Deli for “Spirit Night” on Feb. 12 to support Ector County ISD schools.

  Bynum School celebrates new location with ribbon-cutting ceremony

A West Texas staple in the special needs community celebrated their move to a new location with a dedication ribbon cutting ceremony today.

  ‘Hot glass looks just like cold glass’: at A&M, longtime glassblower melds art with science

For nearly 35 years, A&M's master glassblower Bill Merka has transformed scientists' sketches into intricate laboratory equipment using little more than air and flame to shape glass.

Father sues bullies after son named ‘most likely to shoot up school’

Because of the rumor, allegedly spread by bullies, the boy was ostracized and ridiculed by his classmates and searched and interrogated by staff, according to the father’s attorney.

Junior League of Odessa gives high school juniors leadership opportunities

Students from Odessa High School, Permian High School, Falcon Early College High School and New Tech Odessa all have been given the opportunity to learn about leadership.

Florida school uses vending machine to dispense books instead of snacks

A Florida elementary school is using its vending machine to drop knowledge on its students.

First Friday Science Seminar at Midland College

Let's Talk Science 01/31/19

  UTPB’s quest to keep teachers in the Permian Basin

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin joins with the Education Foundation to award scholarships to ensure closing the teacher gap.

  Jazz and Blues week strikes a chord with ECISD students

ECISD’s Fine Arts for Kids program filled the stage with professional musicians for Jazz and Blues week.

  UTPB named beneficiary of the John Jacob Taylor Charitable Trust

UT Permian Basin, along with four other area non-profit organizations, were announced as beneficiaries of the John Jacob Taylor Charitable Trust at a ceremony January 28.

Anonymous donors step up to the plate to fight child hunger

A phone call from anonymous donors assisted two Midland ISD schools achieve their mission in fighting child hunger.

Boy with autism intentionally locked out of school by principal, mother says

The school district placed the principal on paid administrative leave while it investigates the allegations.

Midland ISD announces first principal for Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Midland Independent School District reveals on January 25 that Dr. Jennifer Seybert has been selected to be the first principal at Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

  Bowie Middle School partnering with PBS to grow future journalists

Students at Bowie Middle School are trying their hand at reporting.

  Annual spring kickoff ceremony for drive to success at Odessa College

Odessa college students, faculty and employees celebrated the Spring Kickoff Drive to Success January 25 at 11:30 a.m.

  ECISD approves pay raises, renovations

Ector County tax ratification money being spent on staff raises, the purchase of new buses, roof repairs from 2016 and 2017 hailstorms and secure entrances at ECISD schools

Midland College searching for outstanding Alumni

Midland College is seeking nominations for the 2019 MC Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award.

  UTPB art professor proud to be a part of Empty Bowls

A University of Texas at the Permian Basin Associate Art professor has defined himself with a labor of love for the Empty Bowls event.

ECISD students have opportunity to contribution in global stem cell research

ECISD in collaboration with Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, La. are providing students with the opportunity to participate in a new initiative called Project STEM Cell.

  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.

Texas A&M Engineering Academy comes to Midland College

Texas A&M and Midland College announced a partnership designed to help address the significant and growing need for engineers.

Permian Basin Area Foundation opens applications for scholarships

Are you a Wes Texas college student in need of financial aid? PBAF has a scholarship for you.

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

During their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Midland Independent School District Board of Trustees will review the 2017-18 Texas Annual Performance Report.

Midland College holding student club fair

Attendees will have the opportunity to see clubs and honor societies that might be a good fit and also receive a free lunch.

ECISD board approve online courses for Permian, OHS

The Ector County ISD Board of Trustees met for their Tuesday meet where they reviewed academic achievement, worked toward new board goals, and approved a series of online courses for Permian High School and Odessa High School.

Petroleum Museum hosts UTPB professor for Lunch & Lecture series

The lecture will discuss the findings of UTPB students, which explain the nature of living in the oilfield area and the ups and downs that come with booms and busts in the business.

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

The oil boom has resulted in many of the school districts in the Basin being classified as “property wealthy”. However, most districts have experience a population growth, causing them to suffer from teacher shortages and large classroom sizes.

MISD announces partnership for new college preparatory school

The MISD campus will be the ninth school in the YWPN network, with others in Austin, Dallas, Lubbock and San Antonio.

ECISD students participate in international research project

The human placenta research project offers students hands-on, inquiry-based science benefiting real world data collection through placental stereology quantification methods, and can contribute to the National Institutes of Health.

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

All you have to do to participate in “Take Me Out Tuesday” is purchase a meal at the restaurant any time from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. and the proceeds will be donated at no extra cost to you.