• September 25, 2016

Education

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Killeen ISD Career Center enrollment reaches a new high

Now in its fifth year, the Killeen ISD Career Center is bigger than ever, with added programs, more teachers and lots more career-focused students.

Parents still seeking classroom cameras for special needs students

Several parents of special needs students voiced their displeasure with the Killeen Independent School District’s perceived lack of compliance with the new Texas law that requires special education classrooms to have video and audio recording once requested.

Gifted game day challenges students

COPPERAS COVE — A monthly meeting of young minds occurred Saturday at the Gifted Education Game Day at Williams/Ledger Elementary School as 20 kids played mentally stimulating board games that challenged their critical thinking skills.

KISD names new professional standards administrator

The Killeen Independent School District has named Courtney Dickey as professional standards administrator.

Renovations planned for Central Texas College

The Central Texas College Fine Arts Building recently had some of its exterior fall onto the main concourse of the campus near the student center.

Middle school students benched by helmet shortage

The phrase “student athlete” is something that’s thrown around a lot in the world of sports. The key lesson most young aspiring athletes learn at an early age is that in the phrase “student athlete” STUDENT comes first.

Area schools receive high marks of distinction following spring STAAR tests

The Killeen and Copperas Cove school districts received high marks of distinction in the spring STAAR testing.

Patterson Middle School salutes acts of patriotism with freedom walk

Combining lessons of history and acts of patriotism and gratefulness, Patterson Middle School students and staff members walked in memory and honor of heroes.

Area school lockdown policies reiterated

The active-shooter situation Thursday in the West Texas town of Alpine served as a reminder to area districts of how quickly dangerous situations can arise and how important it is to be prepared to respond.

'Odor' causes evacuation at Fowler Elementary

At approximately 12:30 p.m., staff members at Fowler Elementary School detected an odor inside a computer lab within the building.

Special ed symposium Saturday at Fort Hood

The PATH Project’s Region 12 is hosting a symposium for parents and professionals who live and work with children with special needs Saturday.

New bridge brings safety focus to water crossings

FORT HOOD — A giant crane towered above a construction site on West Range Road Thursday as post Department of Public Works engineers and officials supervised the construction of a new bridge over House Creek, a low-water crossing outside the west entrance of post.

Special education workshop held at new Cove location

COPPERAS COVE — Advocacy from the Heart held its first workshop Wednesday in its new offices located at 207 S. Third St., in Copperas Cove.

Brief lockdown a precaution, school district says

A 15-minute lockdown Thursday morning at Maxdale Elementary School, 2600 Westwood Drive, was a precaution to an incident near the campus, the Killeen Independent School District said in a news release.

For ITT students affected by closing, local colleges an option

A day after ITT Technical Institutes announced that the for-profit school would discontinue all academic operations and close more than 130 locations in 38 states, officials in Central Texas were talking about the closings and how the effects could be felt locally.

A&M University-Central Texas names new dean

Edward L. Hill was appointed dean of the College of Education at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen.

ITT Tech shutters campuses after federal aid sanctions

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — The for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services is shutting down its campuses days after the U.S. Department of Education banned it from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.

Texas A&M-Central Texas collaborating with others on solar research

COLLEGE STATION — It does not require a force as powerful as the sun to get Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin to work together, but it certainly helps.

CTC makes positive impact in community through scholarships

As college tuition costs rise nationwide, students starting a new school year may have more than books on their minds as they wonder if the benefits of higher education will later outweigh the costs of reality.

Early College High School program aims to build community

Building on last year’s successful start, Killeen ISD’s Early College High School began the first two weeks of the school year weaving a huge number of new students into its unique culture.

Drop in CTC tuition funding part of lower budget

Central Texas College, which has classrooms on military installations around the world, said its state funded tuition and fees have dropped by more than $4 million, according to the past two budget cycles.

Killeen ISD sets goals for 2016-2017

Creating a list of goals is an important process whether for a person, business or an organization.

KISD students reach milestone, receive diplomas

Overcoming obstacles to reach a milestone, a group of determined Killeen Independent School District students received diplomas Thursday in the district’s annual summer graduation ceremony.

KISD has openings for bus drivers, monitors

As school started Monday, children in Killeen had fewer bus drivers to pick them up in the morning and return them home at the end of the day.