Education

  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.

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.

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.