Tag Archives: Support Quality Education

UTA Students Use 3D Printer to Create Prosthetic Arm for 8-Year-Old Boy

Students are using 3D printers at the University of Texas at Arlington’s FabLab for more than just class projects. Some are using the state-of-the-art technology to help make dreams become reality for others. Recently, students there surprised 8-year-old Garrett Clark with a custom-built prosthetic arm created at the lab. Garrett Clark, who…

Arlington Public Library Celebrates Children and Books at Día’s 20th Anniversary

As Arlington’s population continues to become more diverse, the Arlington Public Library will join hundreds of libraries in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). The library will showcase a variety of multicultural programs and services for children and families from 1…

Four Arlington ISD Schools Named 2016 Texas Honor Roll Schools

Arlington Collegiate High School, Shackelford Junior High, and Duff and Little elementaries were named 2016 Texas Honor Roll Schools for demonstrating consistently high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time and reduction in achievement gaps. Educational Results Partnership and the Institute for Productivity in Education identified these four…

Micro Houses: UTA Student Project Aims to Reduce Residential Footprint

In the shadows of much larger construction projects like the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research Building and residence hall-dining hall-parking garage projects on the west side of campus, a smaller development is taking shape that molds student minds as they head out into the professional world. Students from the College…

Emmitt Smith to Speak at The Salvation Army’s Inspiring Hope Fundraising Luncheon

Emmitt Smith will be keynote speaker at The Salvation Army’s Annual Inspiring Hope fundraising luncheon on Wednesday, May 3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The NFL’s all-time leading rusher and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer has a record that only few players can match. And it’s no secret he won three Super Bowl…

Meet Sphero, the Arlington Public Library’s Newest Robots

The Arlington Public Library was awarded the Best Buy Community Development grant in 2016 and has used these funds to purchase 24 Sphero robots. Sphero robots look like no other robot you have ever seen; they are created by the same company who brought us the adorably personable BB-8 from the…

Arlington Youth Shine in Latest Edition of ‘Support Quality Education’ Newsletter

The Arlington City Council wants residents to know that “Support Quality Education” continues to be a key priority for the work of our city. Public education that produces graduates who are prepared for future success provides the foundation for a strong Arlington community. In the latest Support Quality Education Newsletter, residents can read…

Texas Talking Book Program Delivers Books for Free to Qualified Patrons

The Arlington Public Library is expanding its low-vision resources by becoming a Texas Talking Book Program demonstration site. We want every person to find books they enjoy, but regular-print books aren’t a good fit for all readers. We offer materials in large print, audio format, and Braille, and now, the…

Annual Book Sale at Meadowbrook Recreation Center Continues Through Sunday

Katie Browning stood, arms full of books, as her three children browsed the neatly organized tables for even more good reads at the Meadowbrook Recreation Center on Friday afternoon. This was Browning’s first trip to the annual Friends and Foundation of the Arlington Public Library’s annual spring book sale. But after…

AISD Celebrates Groundbreaking of Future Agricultural Science Center

School and community leaders, students and guests on Friday celebrated the groundbreaking of the Arlington Independent School District’s future Agricultural Science Center. This center, set to open next school year at 3210 West Pioneer Parkway, will feature two classrooms, a metal construction lab, an animal exercise area and flexible-fencing pens housing…