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April 5, 2019

Drive West Communications' President & CEO Adriana Villarreal is speaking on the public relations panel at the fifth annual Houston Social Media Day Conference on Thursday, June 27, 2019.

See below for a ticket link!

Adriana will discuss PR trends, where the public is ge...

August 3, 2018

When annual state accountability ratings are released this month, some Texas school districts will either be graded either "A" or "Not Rated," thanks to a reprieve as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The Texas Education Agency is making the move to an...

June 18, 2018

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism released its 2018 Digital News Report with results that stunned many: after years of growth, the use of social media for news is falling across the world.

The researchers write, "For the last seven years we have tracked...

June 18, 2018

Pew Research Center released its annual State of the News Media reports this month, showing a continuing decline for newspapers and rise of digital media.

Here’s on overview of their findings:

NEWSPAPERS

“The estimated total U.S. daily newspaper circulation (print and d...

April 11, 2018

The Texas Education Agency just released more information about the state’s timeline and plans for the new A-F accountability system rollout.

Since the legislature passed the new education accountability framework in HB 22, Texas Education Agency officials incorporated...

January 22, 2018

Facebook recently announced major changes to its news feed algorithm, which will prioritize posts from friends over posts from Pages you like. For brands that rely on Facebook Pages for traffic and engagement, this caused concern and, for some, panic.

August 23, 2017

Staggered start dates for Texas schools this year gave news media more opportunities than ever to share interesting stories about bold efforts to educate and care for thousands of children across the state.

School districts used the excitement over back to school to dri...

August 15, 2017

Update from the Texas Association of School Administrators:

"HB 21, the House’s school finance reform bill that was altered in the Senate Education Committee last Friday, was passed by the Senate with a vote of 25-6. As laid out in the Senate, the bill includes:

  • $150...

August 14, 2017

Last week, the Texas Education Agency sent a letter to Texas superintendents providing an overview of House Bill 22, a law passed during the regular session that makes changes to the A-F accountability system, and the expected implementation timeline.

HB 22 takes t...

July 27, 2017

Update from the Texas Association of School Administrators:

After an eight-hour discussion on the floor on Tuesday, the Senate passed Sen. Lois Kolkhorst’s SB 3, the “bathroom bill,” with a vote of 21-0.

All Senate Republicans and Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville, vo...

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