Education

Summer Food
5:26 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

'Meals on the Bus' Works to Alleviate Summer Hunger

Jill Ament KWBU News

During the summer, some students on free or reduced lunches and their families turn to summer feeding programs to get the meals they need. Waco ISD is initiating a new program to try and boost participation in the program.


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Education
5:57 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Student Behavior Continues to Challenge Low-Performing Schools

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Preliminary STAAR results for Waco ISD were released earlier this month. While some schools showed great improvements, others continue to struggle with meeting state standards. KWBU's Jill Ament tells us about some of the challenges lower performing schools in high-need areas are facing and how the district is addressing them.


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Education
3:29 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

STAAR Results for Waco ISD Show Scores Going Up... and Down

Board members discussed this year's STAAR results Thursday night.

Waco ISD's preliminary STAAR results are out. The school board met last night to discuss the standardized test results for grades 3 through 12. Some schools showed improvements, but others, especially schools serving low-income areas, faced setbacks. 


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Education
3:37 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Future of Free Transit Rides Uncertain for Waco ISD Students

Waco ISD's David Ellis stands infront of the Waco Transit Center.

The collaboration with Waco ISD and the Waco Transit to provide free bus rides to help boost attendance for students is in question as the school year comes to a close. Administrators at Waco Transit say the program costs too much and it's unclear if Waco ISD will get more grant funding to keep the project going. KWBU's Jill Ament reports.


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Discipline
5:40 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Texas School Police Issue Fewer Tickets for Misconduct

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Police in Texas’ public school system issued 71 percent fewer tickets for bad behavior this past school year. It’s partly because of a state law that took effect last September that attempts decriminalizes on-campus infractions. 

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