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4:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Over a Year after Devastating Blast, West ISD Breaks Ground on New Schools

Jill Ament

The road to recovery after the devastating fertilizer plant explosion in April of 2013 continues for the city of West. Today West ISD officially broke ground on their new middle and high school campus – two schools destroyed by the deadly blast.


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Education
3:10 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Apple Tech Grant Awarded to Waco Schools

Jill Ament

Four Waco elementary schools will receive iPads and computers through a grant from Apple. As KWBU’s Jill Ament reports, it’s part of an effort to even out the playing field for students who might not have access to technology at home.


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Education
11:45 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Wary Of Loans, Texas Students Struggle Through College

Students at Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth.
Christina Ulsh KERA News

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 2:42 pm

Texans are carrying about $70 billion in student loans, according to the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank. The good news is that Texans have less student debt than than the national average. The bad news is that people in Texas are more likely to be delinquent in repaying those loans.
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Education
5:11 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Lawmakers Look At Revising Truancy System

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Since 2001, Texas students who fail to attend school have been tried in criminal courts. Some advocates are trying to keep truant students and their parents out of court.

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Education
5:23 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Program Changes Culture of School Discipline

Members of Lori Palladino's Student Court Room at University High
Jill Ament

Four years ago Waco ISD piloted a program to try and reduce the number of referrals and suspensions of students. It’s called suspending kids to school. The district says this effort has helped keep kids in class and out of the court system—and it’s helped some schools change the entire way they look at discipline. KWBU’s Jill Ament has this report on University High’s student court, where students have a say in the disciplinary process.


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