Last year the district handed out iPads to elementary students throughout the year, but this will be the first year everyone has one on the first day.
“We are testing out different areas of learning for the kids, which include chairs on casters, hockey stools -- which allow a lot of movement throughout the room -- and soft-seating options so the kids will ultimately be able to choose their best learning environment,” said Julie Cimino, a Bridge Point Elementary School third-grade teacher.
All of the goodies kids would have stuffed inside their desk are now placed in orange bins on a shelf. The idea is for kids to get out of their seats if they need something. The movement will reset their brains.
“So the kids will be able to gather around these glass boards and write their ideas instead of using chalk,” said Cimino.
“It makes me pay attention more to what the lesson is,” said fourth-grader Gabrielle Flores.
The University of Texas Board of Regents adjourned Thursday without taking action on the job status of embattled UT President Bill Powers.
Longhorns coach Mack Brown talked with reporters Thursday for the first time since reports surfaced this week that he could be stepping down.
After two hours of discussion regarding the final design for Auditorium Shores, the Austin City Council decided to approve the design on a vote of 7-0 with amendments.
Despite what seemed like a surge of controversies, the Austin Aquarium opened its doors to members Thursday for a private pre-entry showing.
One person was killed Thursday in a rollover crash near Cedar Creek, the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office said.
A 15-year-old girl told police she was abducted from the parking lot at Bastrop High School on Wednesday.