Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth school district’
Heise: “They wanted to put him in the most demeaning position possible.” Eric Griffey

Disabled and Discarded?

Danny Swanson says the school district got rid of him because of his epilepsy.
Inside a two-story house in the Ryan Place neighborhood on the South Side, Danny Swanson slowly wheeled himself into his den. Awaiting his arrival were his two Scottish terriers languidly curled on a blue couch. The large but c...


Fort Worth Way Out

Vasquez says power brokers are going after Hispanic school trustees. Murrin says they’re just going after everybody.
Considering the Fort Worth school board’s penchant for melodrama, it’s no surprise that the race for the District 1 seat, representing the North Side, would ratchet up to near soap opera levels. Incumbent Carlos Vasquez cla...


J.R. Martinez Will Not Seek School Board Re-election

Eric Griffey
Joe Ralph (J.R.) Martinez said he will not seek re-election for his seat (District 8) on the Fort Worth School District’s Board of trustees. The seat was created last year after the board adopted a redistricting plan base...


Special Treatment

Arlington Heights staffers are furious about the lack of attention to some students’ needs.
The toilet sat for years behind a thin privacy screen at the back of a special education classroom at Arlington Heights High School. It’s finally gone, but faculty members say it still symbolizes the serious problems they see...


Turning Off the Spigot

Texas has changed its tune on turning kids into criminals, but Fort Worth may be lagging behind.
In 1995, during his State of the State address, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush told the 74th Legislature, “We must adopt one policy for those who terrorize teachers or disrupt classrooms — zero tolerance.” He was respondi...

Reyna Removes Her Name from FW Super Contest

Sylvia Reyna, chief of administration for the Fort Worth school district who has been promoted by a group of LULAC members to be considered for the next superintendent of the district, officially took her name out of considerat...