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Arrington to President Biden: ‘The science is clear: all schools can and should reopen to in-person learning’

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) led seven of his colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden imploring him to follow the science and immediately reopen schools. Students across the country have suffered adverse effects from being out of the classroom for nearly a year, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has been urging schools for months to reopen safely...

Back to school: More than 33,600-plus Lubbock students return to classrooms this week

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More than 33,300 students will be returning to public school campuses this week for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Parents and guardians were given the option to enroll students in online or face-to-face classes to start the year, and according to enrollment information provided by Lubbock’s three largest school districts, 76.5% of students will be taking in-person classes. Per enrollme...

State Rep. Jodey Arrington to visit Coronado High School about reopening plans for LISD

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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Rep. Arrington will visit Coronado High School on Wednesday for a roundtable discussion and tour with Lubbock Independent School District stakeholders about their reopening plans. “As our economy recovers from the pandemic, it is imperative K-12 schools reopen nationwide so that parents can return to work and provide for their families,” stated Rep. Arrington. “Most import...

Arrington Applauds Trump SOTU Vision and Administration Accomplishments

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Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the statement below following President Trump’s State of the Union address: “Tonight’s address outlined President Trump’s vision for a nation that works for all Americans, one that is illuminated by the light of freedom shining as bright as it’s ever shown. The Great American Comeback we are witnessing is empowering communities, unleashing unprec...

Congressman Arrington Issues Last Call for Military Academy Nomination Applications Before October 15 Deadline

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Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington issued a final call for qualified candidates in Texas’ 19th Congressional District to apply for Military Academy Nominations ahead of the the October 15th deadline. Congressman Arrington may nominate up to ten individuals from the 19th District to be considered for appointment. “It is my distinguished honor to nominate exceptional student leaders as candidates fo...

Arrington Speaks at Signing Ceremony for Cotton Classing Agreement between Texas Tech and USDA

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LUBBOCK – Yesterday, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined members of the Texas Tech community, including Chancellor Tedd Mitchell, President Lawrence Schovanec, as well as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach, and fellow West Texan and Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11), to spe...

ITT: TTU Freshman Earns Congressional Award

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Hundreds of volunteer hours earned one incoming Texas Tech freshman a trip to the U.S. Capitol this summer to receive a prestigious award. Elizabeth Walker of Abilene was one of 29 Texans to earn a Congressional Award gold medal. On Mondays and Wednesdays for two and a half years, Walker volunteered at City Light Soup Kitchen, a program of the First Baptist Church in Abilene. She began volunteerin...

Nexstar: Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell named Texas Tech University System Chancellor

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LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - The following is a news release from the Texas Tech University System: The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents today (Oct. 25) unanimously voted to name Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell the fifth chancellor of the TTU System in a special-called meeting of the board. Mitchell, who arrived in Lubbock in 2010 as president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (...

KCBD: Congressman Arrington helps honor Shallowater High School Assistant Principal

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SHALLOWATER, TX (KCBD) - A Shallowater man who carries two titles was recognized Wednesday. Some know Kris Hulse as the Assistant Principal at Shallowater High School. Others know him as Lieutenant Colonel Hulse. During the assembly, Hulse said, "There are times when I’m not here at the school and a lot of those times I’m off, as I like to call it, playing “Army.” And that’s what I do so this is t...

IStation: How Intervention Helped a Failing School Get an A

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Amy Stephens, former principal of Bayless Elementary School in Lubbock, Texas, can’t get enough of Istation. Istation has been her top tool in turning around three schools in Lubbock ISD, transforming them from the lowest-ranked schools to top performers. Stephens was first introduced to Istation while working as the assistant principal for Bozeman Elementary School in Lubbock. Stephens admits tha...

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