Posts Tagged ‘education’
About a fourth of the troubled high school’s faculty is heading out the door.
The first to go was Tommy Elliott, the winning head baseball coach at Arlington Heights High School for the last 30 years. This year he put both his glove and his grading pencil (he also taught English) on the shelf, retiring a...
And got her district Chopped Up.
It was the last Sunday in May, last day of this year’s regular session of the Texas Legislature, and State Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth had some hard thinking to do. Republicans had been wrangling over budget cuts for month...
Fort Worth schools just lost a lot of ground.
For a while there, things were looking good for education in this country — and even in Fort Worth.
John Q. Reader
To the editor: Recent articles in a local newspaper portrayed mayoral candidate Cathy Hirt as creating an adversarial relationship with the Fort Worth school district and Superintendent Melody Johnson over the interpretation of...
Politicians are mugging while Texas’ future goes up in flames.
The lobbyist walked out of the capitol, disgustedly shaking his head. “It’s the worst session I’ve ever seen,” said the lobbyist, a former legislator of more than a decade. “Everybody over there’s scared to death.
I had a lot of thoughts about the film Waiting for “Superman” that I couldn’t get into this week’s Film Shorts. This documentary an infuriating movie on many levels, not only because it depicts widesprea...
Go to school and learn to see the world.
The other day my son tried a new tack to get out of going to school. He said he didn’t like his school because it was too hard. He said “normal” schools were easier. And he wanted to go to a normal school.
And the Oscar goes to … that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
Hey, look! It’s an Oscar ceremony in March, just like we used to have every year. With all the attention on the Best Picture and acting races as usual, I’m running my third annual rundown of some of the lesser-known categor...
The radiant and gently heartbreaking An Education opens in Grapevine this Friday and is still playing at the Modern this weekend. It richly deserves to be seen, in a week when the buzz machine is at full roar for that other mov...
Tarleton State University officials learned recently that underreporting campus crime could be expensive. The ultimate source of that lesson? Their own journalism students, who started investigating the Stephenville university&...