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2012-10-16 04:03:08

Partnership to Support TSC as a New, Independent Community College in Fall 2013. (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 Texas Southmost College (TSC) has partnered with Pearson to provide digital content, services and technology in support of its transition to an independent, two-year public community college in fall 2013. The new institution will feature digital delivery of all content for 31 associate´s degree programs and 25 certificate options offered as on-ground and blended courses. TSC´s...

2008-10-14 12:00:25

The Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) in Texas won the 2008 Broad Prize for Urban Education, the largest education prize in the country awarded to the most improved urban school district, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today. Brownsville, located at the southern-most tip of Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border, serves one of the poorest urban populations in America--with 94 percent of its students qualifying for free and reduced-priced school lunch. Former U.S....

2008-07-31 09:01:11

By Gary Long, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 31--The Brownsville Independent School District will hold a special meeting today to discuss names for the five new schools the district is building. The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at BISD headquarters at 1900 Price Rd. Presentations will be limited to five minutes per person and not more than 15 minutes per name nomination. Handouts and photos may be submitted. Mittie Pullam's name is among those submitted. She was an...

2008-07-31 09:00:00

By Kevin Sieff, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 31--A hearing in federal court today could determine whether a border fence -- or an alternative to physical barrier -- is constructed on the campus of the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. On June 30, Judge Andrew Hanen ordered officials from the university and from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue working toward a compromise. Today, marks the deadline of those court-ordered...

2008-07-17 09:01:01

By Gary Long, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 17--Former BISD Superintendent Michael Zolkoski is out of a job in Tulsa but $400,000 richer after problems at an alternative school led to his departure. Zolkoski and the Tulsa School Board agreed Monday to end his contract effective Oct. 1. The agreement will pay Zolkoski $400,000 to settle a contract that was supposed to run through June 2010, the Tulsa World reported on its Web site. At a news conference after a special meeting to...

2008-07-12 09:00:32

By Cassandra Delgado, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jul. 12--Playing the flute disconnects Dulce Rodriguez from the real world and into a meditative sanctuary where she can focus on what she loves -- music. "I would just lock myself in a room and play," said Rodriguez, a 22-year-old student at University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College and graphic designer for the music department. "I would completely zone out." Rodriguez started playing the flute in the sixth grade....

2008-06-17 09:00:51

By Kevin Sieff, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Jun. 17--Ten years ago, the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College lacked even a basic physics department. Now, the university's Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy is world renowned, its students and professors at the cutting edge of international research. In the most recent of the program's accolades, four UTB-TSC physics professors have been selected to teach Chinese scientists and graduate students about their...


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