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Teacher of the Day $1,000 Winner Surprised at School Event

Felicia Arnold, an educator at Dunbar Primary in Lufkin, is the KICKS 105/Whataburger Teacher of the Day $1,000 grant winner for the Fall 2016 semester. 

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Nacogdoches Students receive Region 7 Model United Nations leadership positions

There's great news from Nacogdoches ISD as McMichael Middle School has received word that three of their students have received leadership positions for the Model United Nations competition on January 19-20, 2017. 

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Is the End of Corporal Punishment on the Horizon for Texas?

Education Secretary John B. King Jr. released a letter Tuesday urging school leaders and state governments to end practices incorporating corporal punishment.

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L.I.S.D. Selects Participants for Aspiring Leaders Academy

Lufkin ISD has selected participants for the first year of the Aspiring Leaders Academy. The Lufkin ISD Aspiring Leaders Academy is a content-focused, professional development program for teachers and instructional coaches to develop knowledge and skills to grow professionally as leaders on their campuses and in the district.

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Angelina College Recognizes Employees at Service Awards Luncheon

Angelina College board members and administrators recognized faculty, staff and retirees during Monday’s annual service awards luncheon held at at Shands Gymnasium on the AC campus.

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Lufkin High School Teacher Wins Prestigious Award

Congratulations are in order for Lufkin High School teacher, Kym Guzman, winner of the Gilbert I. Low Excellence in Education Award.  This award recognizes outstanding contributions of East Texas teachers and the recipient receives a $10,000 award.   

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Photo courtesy of AC News Service
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Angelina College, Texas A&M Announce Nursing Partnership

The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Nursing and the Angelina College (AC) Associate Degree in Nursing Program (ADN) in Lufkin formalized a partnership today that will create new opportunities for East Texas nurses interested in advancing their nursing education. The collaboration will ultimately lead to better outcomes for patients across the state. 

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Kurt Stephens Named New Principal at Lufkin High School

 

In June, Mark Smith announced that he was retiring after 10 years of service as the Lufkin High School Principal, and on the first day of July, Lufkin ISD Superintendent, Dr. LaTonya Goffney has named Mr. Kurt Stephens as the next Lufkin High School Principal.  

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Some Lufkin Juniors Are in Physics Camp This Week

Summer isn't all about lounging by the pool, sleeping late, and playing video games. For some Lufkin students it's about keeping minds sharp and hitting physics camp, and it continues today. These teens are smart!

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Principal Loses Job Over Misspelled Sign [VIDEO, POLL]

If you ever wondered if good spelling actually matters, here's your answer.

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Ranking the Best and Worst States for Teachers

The profession of teaching is a labor of love.  It takes a person with a beautiful and strong soul to be a great teacher.  It's pretty much a given that teachers nationwide are underpaid and under the thumb of state and federal mandates which end up doing much more harm than good for the teacher and student. 

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Students Told Not to Speak Spanish at School

A school principal in Hempstead, Texas, a small town located 50 miles west of Houston, was suspended with pay and will not have her contract renewed after announcing on the school's public address system that students were not to speak Spanish on school grounds.

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