New school year looms for Big Country students

Some Abilene-area students will be returning to class for a new school year as early as this week, while others have a couple more weeks of summer break ahead.

Fall classes at Abilene schools will begin according to the following schedule:

  • Aug. 11 − Abilene Christian School and Texas Leadership Charter Academy
  • Aug. 17 − Abilene ISD, Wylie ISD and Premier High School
  • Aug. 22 − Cisco College
  • Aug. 29 − Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons and McMurry universities and Texas State Technical College

ACU professors selector for new Association of Teacher Educators initiative

The Association of Teacher Educators recently selected two members of the Abilene Christian University faculty were recently selected to participate in its inaugural Inquiry Initiative, ACU said in a news release.

Amy Spiker

Dr. Dana Mayhall, assistant professor of teacher education, and Dr. Amy Spiker, associate professor of teacher education, will join the group of 80 educators to explore teacher practices and identify inequitable distribution of resources in schools.

“ATE is committed to exploring ways teacher education scholars and practitioners can impact the pressing teaching and learning challenges of our time,” ATE president Rachelle Rogers said in teh release.

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