Education

Texas Tech to host commencement Friday, Saturday

Texas Tech will host its fall commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday inside of the United Supermarkets Arena at 1701 Indiana Avenue.

Texas Tech rocket team to travel to Kennedy Space Center for rocket challenge

Virginia College officials announce closure of Lubbock, national campuses

High winds knock down wall of secondary school being built in Floydada

Tech professor goes before Senate for food safety nomination hearing

SPC to host music-centered Fest Week from Dec. 3-6

Decrease in international students slight concern for Tech president

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Founding director of Tech’s Vietnam Center and Archive dies at 78

Texas Tech, New Mexico Junior College announce partnership

No school for Lubbock-Cooper, Frenship ISDs Monday

5th Circuit upholds feds’ $33 million penalty for Texas decrease in special education funding

Texas Tech to lower flag in memory of College of Education Dean Scott Ridley

Stone dedicated on LCU campus by Maddox family 3 years after brain bleed

Two South Plains high schools advance to state marching contest

High School band students from New Deal and Sundown will represent the South Plains at this year's UIL State Marching Competition on Tuesday, November 6 in San Antonio.

One Class At A Time

Join KCBD, Frontier Dodge, and Spirit Chrysler in honoring our local educators by nominating a teacher for a $500 prize, and $500 to the charity of their choice.

  Memorial dedicated to fallen Texas Tech Police Officer Floyd East, Jr.

A fallen Texas Tech Police officer was honored at a dedication service on Saturday afternoon.

Wild hog shows up at Brownfield High School Friday morning

Chris Smith has witnessed a lot of things in his 21-years as an educator, but Friday’s spotting of a wild hog on his high school’s campus was a first.

Former Coronado teacher accused of inappropriate relationship enters not-guilty plea

Mitchell assumes official role as Texas Tech chancellor

Students sue Texas county, allege voting rights violations

Texas requires large schools to report player concussions

Tech rocket team students need votes for #AlkaRocketChallenge

Education board to propose changes in high school dual credit, college transfer credit

  Kay Yow Foundation CEO comes to Hale Center to personally thank kids

Generally, heads of multi-million dollar non-profits don’t visit small elementary schools in rural towns. But then again, small elementary schools in rural towns generally don’t raise thousands of dollars to fight cancer.

Byron Kennedy picked as Tech’s vice president for university advancement

Byron Kennedy has been named the vice president for university advancement by Texas Tech and will take over in the new role on Nov. 1.

Workforce solutions to host career expo in Civic Center Tuesday

Workforce Solutions South Plains will host the 18th Annual Career Expo from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday inside the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, located at 1501 Mac Davis Ln.

State of TTU luncheon reveals developments, enrollment numbers

Key leaders discussed the latest developments, current enrollment figures, and future plans for the four institutions that make up the Texas Tech University System.

Writer of LCU’s alma mater, Wayne Hinds, dies

Wayne Hinds, a founding faculty member of Lubbock Christian University and the man who composed the music for the university’s alma mater, died Tuesday afternoon.

Former Lubbock teacher indicted on charges of improper relationship with a student

A former Coronado High School teacher who was arrested after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of improper relationship with a student.

  Salvation Army offers GED classes to Lubbock’s homeless

Many people may take getting their high school diploma for granted, but for some it is not an easy task. That can be especially true for people who are homeless or come from a low income community.

New law requires ‘police interaction’ curriculum for all Texas high school students

A law that has just gone into effect hopes to foster a positive relationship between law enforcement and students across the state of Texas.

Lubbock woman killed in crash near Coleman was TTU employee

A Texas Tech school of Education employee was killed in a crash in Coleman County on Monday around 2 p.m., according to Troopers with the Department of Public Safety.

LISD to host College and Career Night

The Lubbock Independent School District will host its annual College and Career Night from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday inside the United Supermarkets Arena at 1701 Indiana Ave.

Lubbock high to open theatre season with ‘Mamma Mia’

The Lubbock High School Performing Arts Department will open its 2018-2019 season with Mamma Mia, which will run from Oct. 18 to Oct. 22.

Regents elect Tim Lancaster as Tech system chair, Chris Huckabee now vice-chair

During a teleconference call on Monday morning the Texas Tech University System’s Board of Regents elected Tim Lancaster as the chair of the board.

Former Amarillo mayor credits email campaign for removing Rick Francis

According to a news release, more than 1,000 emails were sent to the Governor and the regents in favor of the ‘Fire Francis’ campaign.

Lubbock-Cooper buses not running on dirt roads Friday

Due to poor road conditions, LCISD buses will not run on dirt roads tomorrow, Friday, October 5.

Suspicious person interviewed, no disturbances reported after TTU threat

UPDATE: Texas Tech Police interviewed a suspicious person on Friday afternoon, but the person was released and there were no disturbances reported at any campus buildings.

Duncan responds to Francis’ resignation, signals support for Mitchell as chancellor

Former Texas Tech University Chancellor Robert Duncan issued a statement about the resignation of TTU Board of Regents Chairman Rick Francis on Thursday, calling it "a unique opportunity to heal and move forward."

New grant allows Tech autism workshop to be instituted state-wide

Educators with Texas Tech’s Burkhart Center for Autism Education & Researchers will be able to expand their workshop state-wide to give educators skills needed to help students with autism or behavioral issues.

Tedd Mitchell named sole finalist for chancellor position

The Texas Tech Board of Regents has named Tedd Mitchell as the sole finalist for the Texas Tech System chancellor.

VIDEO: TTU Board of Regents taking questions after Rick Francis resignation

The Texas Tech Regents took questions from the media after Chairman Rick Francis stepped down at Thursday’s meeting.

Tech board of regents to host regular meeting in Lubbock

The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents will meet on Thursday inside of the system building at 1508 Knoxville Avenue.

LCU presents musical ‘Barnum’ on Friday, Saturday

Lubbock Christian University’s theatre department will present two showings of “Barnum” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday inside the McDonald Moody Auditorium, located at 5601 19th St.

Female FBI agents recruiting at Texas Tech, South Plains College Wednesday

The FBI is looking for a few good... people. On Wednesday, October 3, two female FBI special agents will be recruiting on the campuses of Texas Tech and South Plains College.

Texas Tech to test emergency alert system Wednesday

Texas Tech will conduct an emergency alert system test at 10 a.m. Wednesday through its TechAert! emergency communications system.

SPC introduces culinary arts to curriculum

South Plains College will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday at its Lubbock Center campus, located at 3907 Ave. Q to introduce its new culinary arts program and facility.

Texas Tech releases 2017-2018 campus security report

Texas Tech and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center have released its 2017-2018 Annual Clery Campus Security Report that detail statistics about crimes that have been reported on the campuses the last three years.

Tech archivist talks about new title of Texas State Historian

Monte Monroe, the head of Texas Tech’s Southwest Collection archive, has a new title - the state historian for Texas.

Former Tech Chancellor pleads guilty to official misconduct

The former Texas Tech chancellor best known for his salad bar fight with Bobby Knight has pleaded guilty to illegally boosting his salary while serving as president of a New York medical school.

LCU to offer free student loan repayment program

LCU has announced a new loan repayment program called LCU Advantage. This program will help graduates pay back their student loans following graduation from LCU if they meet a few minimum requirements.

Anonymous threat called into Plainview ISD; authorities investigate as false threat

Administration with Plainview Independent School District has decided to delay school for two hours after the Plainview Police Department received an anonymous threat to one of the school’s campuses.

SPC student government to host suicide prevention program

The Student Government Association with South Plains College will host a suicide prevention program called 100 Reasons Why Not at 6 p.m. inside the Student Life Center in Levelland.

LISD board to vote on consolidating Bowie, Hardwick on Thursday

The Lubbock Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet Thursday to approve the consolidation of Bowie and Hardwick Elementary Schools.

One Class At A Time: McWhorter Elementary School teacher Crystal Fuqua awarded $500

McWhorter Elementary School teacher Crystal Fuqua is the first 2018-2019 recipient of KCBD’s One Class At A Time donation and recognition sponsored by Frontier Dodge and Spirit Automotive.

Amarillo National Bank pledges $1 million to TTU Vet School

Texas Tech University recognized Amarillo National Bank for their support of a planned School of Veterinary Medicine on Monday.

Shallowater Middle School wins $10,000 grant to further STEM education

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education called on local farmers to nominate rural schools to receive nearly $2.3 million in grants to enhance their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.

103-year-old veteran speaks to students at Texas Tech University

Some students got some valuable advice on Friday, from a woman who graduated from Texas Tech 82 years ago.

Texas Tech University adds new minor for Mexican American Studies

Last year, over 25 percent of Texas Tech University students were Hispanic or Latino. Now Tech has been recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Faced with a teacher shortage, West Texas school district may be latest to go virtual

As an oil boom increases housing costs and lures staff away, the Ector County school board has struggled to recruit and retain enough teachers.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

  Slaton ISD credits quality education, school culture for significant enrollment boost

While usually only five to 10 students join the district each year, the district says 86 new students came in this year.

TTU Hurricane Research Team deployed to Carolinas

While the storm continues to dump rain and push storm surges taller than most people onto the communities on the coast, one team from Texas Tech University is heading toward the storm.

Texas projects state funding for schools to drop as local revenue grows

An early projection has Texas decreasing state funding to public education, and largely using local taxes to fill the gap.

TTUHSC School of Medicine announces $20.5 million in new 2018 research grants

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center announced Thursday that more than $20 million in research grants have been awarded to the medical school.

Texas Tech reaches record enrollment

Texas Tech has once again surpassed its previous years enrollment numbers, reaching a total of 38,246 students on its campus.

Lubbock ISD home to seven National Merit Semifinalists

Lubbock ISD is home to seven National Merit Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program...

$6.5 million invested in safety systems for TTU Museum

The Texas Tech Museum says they are now up to date with their fire and safety systems, after a $6.5 million renovation.

Texas Tech names New Military & Veterans Programs Director

After a national search, Texas Tech University's Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has named Debra Crosby director of Military & Veterans Programs.

Texas Tech Faculty Member Receives Nearly $1.7 Million Research Grant

The grant, given by the John Templeton Foundation, will help fund a multi-university effort to bring scholars together to discuss topics relating to economics and social issues.

Gov. Greg Abbott warns Texas education board of “political correctness” over Alamo history standards

An advisory committee has suggested eliminating a line in seventh-grade history standards about "all the heroic defenders who gave their lives" at the Alamo.

Lubbock area schools evaluate security plans for athletic events

We spoke with area school districts about their security arrangements for the new year and how they plan to keep students and visitors safe during athletic events.

TTU Career Closet helps students dress for success before job interviews

The career closet for students started two years ago, created after students kept asking the counselor what to wear to job interviews.

Rosemary Peggram named Wayland's first director of student success

Wayland Baptist University has announced Rosemary Peggram will take the newly opened position of director of student success.

Shallowater superintendent among finalists for 2018 Superintendent of the Year Award

Shallowater ISD Superintendent Kenneth Border is among five finalists for the 2018 Superintendent of the Year award.

Stookey takes post as Dean of Religion at Wayland Baptist University

Starting Sept. 1, Dr. Stephen Stookey will take on a new role as Dean of the School of Religion and Philosophy at Wayland Baptist University.

Tips to help kids start school on the right foot

For many students across the South Plains, the end of August means the beginning of the school year, but switching from the pool to the classroom isn't always easy.

Plains ISD details new safety, security measures for new school year

Plains ISD released a statement on Wednesday details new safety and security measures for the new school year.

Lubbock ISD announces free and reduced-price meal information

The Lubbock Independent School District announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines.

Lubbock ISD to increase security on campuses with new partnership

Parents of Lubbock Independent School District students may see more law enforcement officers on campuses because of a new idea that is being put into action this school year.

TTU professor receives grant to create more fuel-efficient tires

In July, Texas Tech professor Gregory McKenna received a $345,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to head a three-year study of ring molecules with the possibility of creating more fuel-efficient tires.