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Posts published in “Day: May 18, 2021

Scarborough Elementary holds virtual grand opening of new campus

AERIAL VIEW OF THE NEW SCARBOROUGH ELEMENTARY, AT THE CORNER OF EAST LITTLE YORK AND BENTLEY ROAD.

ALDINE – Scarborough Elementary School hosted a virtual grand opening on Friday April 23 to celebrate its new campus. The virtual celebration was live online at HoustonISD.org/LiveTV.

Scarborough was among four HISD elementary schools that had to be rebuilt after receiving significant damage and flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Students and staff were forced to temporarily relocate while the schools were razed and rebuilt.

Though the new school opened to students in the fall of 2020, Scarborough Principal Miriam Medina said having a virtual grand opening marked their official homecoming.

“It’s symbolic to us that we survived, and that Scarborough is strong,” Medina said. “The Huskies will keep on going.”

Legislature prepares to end 87th session with many bills still pending

EDITOR’S NOTE: By law the Texas Legislature must finish the regular 87th session by May 31, although the Governor may call them back for addition unfinished business. The following Report is a summary submitted by the Republican Caucus, to indicate the progress of the most active legislation in the House.

Deadline Night is over and the fate of House Bills is sealed … or is it?

When the clock struck midnight on Thursday, May 13th, the fate of every House Bill that failed to get a 2nd reading on the House Floor was sealed. While these bills are no longer up for consideration as independent vehicles, the policy ideas contained within still have a chance through Senate bills and the amendment process.

Friday May 14 marks the cleanup period and third reading, where bills may still be amended and face a final record vote before being sent to the Senate. In the past few weeks alone, Texas House Republicans have scored major victories on Pro-Life, 2nd Amendment, Public Safety, and more. To help you catch up with the bills that have passed out of the House, we’ve put together brief summaries on each issue with a link to a full recap of bills passed so far.

If you want to research any of the bills in these recaps, go to https://capitol.texas.gov/Search/BillSearch.aspx

To watch the Deadline Night video, go to https://house.texas.gov/video-audio/chamber/87/

Lone Star College, Texas State University team up to address elementary teacher shortage

Houston (April 22) – Lone Star College and Texas State University have signed an agreement establishing a program-to-program partnership for elementary teacher education. This collaboration will help address the shortage of elementary teachers in the greater Houston area.

“This new initiative streamlines the process for future elementary teachers who begin their education at Lone Star College to complete their degree at Texas State University,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “The partnership ensures the coursework Lone Star College students take in their teacher preparation track will seamlessly transfer to Texas State University.”

Aldine ISD teacher accused of inappropriate relationship

HOUSTON – An Aldine Independent School District teacher was arrested and charged after being accused of an improper relationship with a student in the Houston area.

Helen Page, a business teacher at the Aldine Ninth Grade School, is accused of having a relationship with a former student. Investigators said 49-year-old Page began communicating with the 15-year-old last summer. Investigators with the District Attorney’s Office found nude pictures during a forensic investigation of Page’s cellphone, which led to the felony charge of “improper relationship with a student” levied against her by prosecutors.