Posts Tagged ‘attendance’
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NFL’s Corporate Welfare Leading To Ancient Ruins

Jeff Prince
Much dismay has been expressed over the years about the National Football League’s billionaire owners wallowing in piles of money while demanding huge taxpayer giveaways, and the fact that the NFL enjoys nonprofit status ...


Clear as Mud

Static
In what can only mean more grief for Fort Worth schools superintendent Melody Johnson, a Texas Education Agency audit report released last week concluded that the district “erroneously over-reported attendance” at Arlington...



Dis-Connects

Another expensive computer program looks like another painful mess for Fort Worth schools.
BETTY BRINK
This is the time of year when high school seniors usually receive the fall semester transcripts they need to apply for college. It’s also the time when they must start filing requests for the scholarships and other financial ...


Whistle, Stopped

A school district investigation barely laid a glove on Joe Palazzolo but gave plenty of tips on how to silence whistleblowers.
BETTY BRINK
In my 21 years in FWISD I have not worked with a finer AP than Joe Palazzolo. Mr. P is hard-working, on the job every hour of every day. He is proactive, consistent, fair, and has a wonderful sense of humor. … Our 9th grade t...



Powder Keg at Arlington Heights High

Widespread attendance fraud is only one in a long list of allegations at the Westside school.
BETTY BRINK
The teacher was stunned at what she saw at this year’s Arlington Heights High School graduation — and not in a good way. “I saw at least 22 kids get their diplomas who I knew had missed so many days that there was no way ...


For God! For Country! For Foam!

A local battle-gaming group dukes it out south of Mexia.
Cole Williams
Is there anything better than wailing on someone with a foam stick?