New Lice Law For Texas Schools Now in Effect
Head lice is a nightmare no parent or child ever wants to experience, yet it's a problem that persists in many schools every year. A new Texas law now determines what public elementary school nurses must do when they discover lice on a child.
Lufkin School District Not Among the Best in Texas
School districts across Texas have been graded using lots of public info, plus reviews from parents, neighbors, and students.  Lufkin schools are some of the highest ranked in East Texas, but still we're not among the top 200 in the state. What are we doing wrong? See how low&nbs…
No Homework All Year For These Texas Students
A Texas teacher is getting a lot of attention for a "no homework" policy that she says she's planning to stick to all year long.
She wants kids to play outside, have dinner with family, and get to bed early instead of burying noses in the books at home.  Think it'll c…
Back-To-School Takes Over Social Media
If you are on social media at all this week, you will quickly understand that school has started.
As parents, there is some sort of reflex that makes us mark these back-to-school moments on Facebook, and as you might be able to see in this picture, the kids would rather just hurry up and ge…
Kids’ Backpacks Shouldn’t Be Any Heavier Than This
School starts next week in Lufkin and all across East Texas, and kids will be cramming iPods, notebooks, Kindles, phones, a change of shoes, snacks, and maybe even a book into those backpacks.
How heavy is too heavy?  If the backpack weighs more than a certain amount, it can knock kids off balan…
The Lufkin ISD is Planning a Back-to-School Bonanza
Lufkin starts school in a week and a half and back-to-school shopping is in full swing.
The amount we're spending on school supplies is, well...a good chunk of a paycheck. Ready for the amount?  We've also got a way to score a free backpack.

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