education

Biden administration begins student loan debt forgiveness process

President Biden announced the plan in August

Originally Published: 29 SEP 22 10:50 ET Updated: 29 SEP 22 11:14 ET By Betsy Klein and MJ Lee, CNN (CNN) -- The Biden administration on Thursday is kicking off its efforts toward forgiving student loan debt, sending updates on…

Victoria ISD receives 2022 TAEA District of Distinction Award

Only the top 5% of districts in the state, including VISD, earned the honor this year

VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria ISD, among 59 other school districts across the state, earned the 2022 District of Distinction Award. The Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) announced the 59 winners of this award. The districts received this honor for providing…

Victoria College selected to participate in 'Caring Campus'

VC is one of five Texas colleges selected to participate in this nonprofit

VC one of five Texas colleges selected to participate in “Caring Campus” VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria College has been selected to work with the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (IEBC) to incorporate "Caring Campus' into its student success efforts during the…

A word from Victoria I.S.D. Superintendent Quintin Shepherd

Closing thoughts; A visit from Commissioner Morath

The following is an article provided by Supt. Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. Last week I shared that Commissioner Morath was coming to Victoria ISD to visit some of our innovation campuses and I wanted to follow up this…

A word from Victoria I.S.D. Supt. Quintin Shepherd

Closing Thoughts: Attendance boundaries

The following is an article provided by Victoria I.S.D. Supt. Quintin Shepherd. This school year the Victoria I.S.D. will again revisit our attendance boundaries with the goal of making a recommendation early in the 2023 calendar year. The first and…

Academy Sports + Outdoors to surprise five local teachers with shopping spree

The teachers will receive $1,500 worth of gift cards to kick off the school year

VICTORIA, Texas - Academy Sports + Outdoors plans to surprise five Victoria I.S.D. teachers with $1,500 worth of gift cards to help kick off the school year. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, each teacher will receive $300…

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D.

Closing thoughts: Mission Valley Update

I want to update you on the Mission Valley building project (in November 2021, the voters approved Proposition C – New Mission Valley Elementary School) and the work of the Bond Oversight Committee. The committee has been working since the…

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D.

Closing thoughts: Forming habits

A word from superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. I sometimes listen to Podcasts in the morning as part of my wake-up routine. Several months ago, I happened upon the Huberman Lab Podcast and found it fascinating. Andrew Huberman,…

Victoria I.S.D added a new emergency guide to every campus

V.I.S.D. prioritized school safety with new plans

  VICTORIA, Texas - Victoria I.S.D. added a new emergency response guide to every classroom in the district this school year to better secure campuses. The new emergency guide mapped out a…

TEA accountability ratings show improvement for 81% of V.I.S.D. campuses

Victoria I.S.D. aims for continued improvement

VICTORIA, Texas - The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the 2022 accountability rating to public school districts across the State of Texas on Friday, Aug. 12. Throughout the 2021-22 school year, staff and students focused on necessary learning standards, accelerated…

Back-to-School events taking place this week in the Crossroads

You can send Back-to-School events to staff@crossroadstoday.com

VICTORIA, Texas - Here are some Back-to-School events taking place this week in the Crossroads area. Monday, Aug. 15: Yorktown Elementary School Meet the Teacher Monday, Aug. 15: Yorktown Secondary Campus Meet the Teacher Monday, Aug. 15: Bay City ISD…

A word from Superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D.

Closing thoughts: Are the campuses safe?

A word from superintendent Quintin Shepherd of the Victoria I.S.D. The one question I have been asked more than any other at the start of this school year is, “are the campuses safe?” Imagine walking into the Victoria Fine Arts…

Yoakum High School alumni give back to the community through annual supply drive

James and Brittiany Barnett host annual supply drives on behalf of their business, JB Hair, LLC

YOAKUM, Texas - Yoakum High School alumni James and Brittiany Barnett hosted their 2nd Annual Back-to-School Supply Drive on behalf of their Nacogdoches-based business, JB Hair, LLC. "One of the joys from the event was seeing how happy the…

Submitting Back-to-School photos in the Crossroads

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to upload photos this year

The first day of school has arrived for many students across the Crossroads, and many others will begin in the next week or two. This year, 25 News Now has set up a new method for parents/guardians to upload their…

Crossroads' Back-to-School events happening this week

Here is a look at the Back-to-School events happening this week throughout the Crossroads area

VICTORIA, Texas - Back-to-School is around the corner for many school districts in the Crossroads area. Some schools have already returned to school. Here is a look at Back-to-School events taking place this week throughout the Crossroads area. If you…

Municipal Court receives state award for impaired driving prevention

The court hosts mock trials that teach students about the dangers of impaired driving

  VICTORIA, Texas - The City of Victoria Municipal Court has received the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center's Municipal Traffic Safety Initiatives Award for the second year in a row. The court received the award for its efforts to…

Back-to-School 2022-23 events happening this week

Send any Crossroads Back-to-School flyers to staff@crossroadstoday.com

The 2022-2023 school year is around the corner, and there are several Back-to-School events in the Crossroads coming up this week throughout the month of August. Here is a look at some Back-to-School events taking place this week: Wednesday, Aug.…

Most US public schools plan to keep masks optional

There seems to be fewer discussions about masks and other safety measures

Originally Published: 01 AUG 22 07:24 ET Updated: 01 AUG 22 14:13 ET By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- Students are heading to another school year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but this time, there seem to be fewer discussions and…

Yorktown ISD school supply lists, Back-to-School information

Here is a look at Yorktown ISD's Back-to-School information

YORKTOWN, Texas - Here is a look at Yorktown ISD's school supply lists and Back-to-School information. School supply lists Pre-K through 1st-grade School Supply Lists 2nd- through 5th-grade School Supply Lists Back-t0-School information Yorktown ISD Parent Meeting Yorktown Elementary School…

Yoakum ISD school supply lists, Back-to-School information

Here is a look at Yoakum ISD's Back-to-School information

YOAKUM, Texas - Here is a look at Yoakum ISD's school supply lists and Back-to-School information. School supply lists Yoakum Annex School Supply List Yoakum Primary School Supply List Yoakum Intermediate School Supply List Yoakum Junior High School Supply List…

Woodsboro ISD school supply lists

Here is a look at Woodsboro ISD's Back-to-School information

WOODSBORO, Texas - Here is a look at Woodsboro ISD's school supply lists. School supply lists Pre-K School Supply List Kindergarten School Supply List 1st-grade School Supply List 2nd-grade School Supply List 3rd-grade School Supply List 4th-grade School Supply List…