Category Archives: Education

Protect Against West Nile Before School

The Arlington ISD is monitoring the West Nile Virus situation and is close communication with city officials regarding this matter. The district sent home a letter with students the first day of school addressing concerns over the West Nile Virus and offering the following suggestions:  Apply a mosquito repellant that contains DEET, Picardie…

Princeton Review ranks UT Arlington among ‘Best of the West’

The Princeton Review has chosen UT Arlington as one of 122 schools featured in the”Best of the West” section of its “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”College ratings are based on academics, admissions selectivity, financial aid, and quality-of-life factors. The service also surveys students online and by mail. The Best Regional…

Back to School, Safe!

The Arlington Police Department wants the first day back to school to be a safe one. Whether it’s traffic laws, theft prevention or truancy, Arlington police officers say safety is an important lesson. It is a part of good decision-making, said Sgt. Scott Vickers.“Safety is a lesson we want students to…

Arlington Families Get Some Back-To-School Help

When City Councilman Robert Rivera and educator Geoffrey Mitchell launched a back-to-school event for Arlington students to receive free health checkups, school supplies, backpacks and even haircuts, Rivera’s hope was for the gathering to flourish and eventually swell “into something really big. That was the idea.”Eight years later, it’s certainly…

Streamlining a Path Toward Affordable, Accelerated College Degree

The University of Texas at Arlington announces renewed partnerships with the Arlington and Mansfield school districts and Tarrant County College to aid dedicated students on their path to earning a full bachelor’s degree. Through agreements signed July 23, 2012, the two school districts, TCC and UT Arlington pledge to provide additional…

The Mavericks Join the WAC

A new era begins today, July 1, 2012, as UT Arlington officially takes up residence in the Western Athletic Conference. “We are extremely excited about our membership in the Western Athletic Conference,” UT Arlington director of athletics Jim Baker said. “Our coaches and student-athletes are looking forward to competing in…