In the Schools

The instructional technology department at the Denton ISD was presented with a $5,000 grant from Verizon on Dec. 8 that will allow the department “to improve its STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — capabilities with a new coding initiative,” according to a district statement.

Carrico atop list of ideas

DISD adjusts grading methods

Denton school board hears adjustments to grading practices

Argyle High principal hired away

UNT briefs

Shannon Goodman, associate vice president of enrollment and student services at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, will be UNT’s first vice president for enrollment.

TWU briefs

NCTC briefs

Prof recognized for innovation

Finally finished

Emily McPherson: New policy sends the wrong message to DISD students

The Denton school district has made a controversial (or, as the school board called it: courageous and brave) move regarding grading policies to take effect next year. The new policy throws deadlines out the window by allowing students to turn in late work at any time and retake tests over and over. It also does away with the six-week grading periods, replacing them with nine-week periods.

Ashlyn Foss: Media feeding into vicious cycle of mass shootings

Steps for choosing the right school

Student makes a sound of success with music career

Cancer survivors start website