Posts Tagged ‘Fort Worth schools’

Civil Rights or Civil Rights Lawsuit? FWISD Board to Decide Tonight

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It’s called “cracking” by the courts, long-time civil-rights lawyer Jason Smith wrote in an op-ed piece recently in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It is a tactic used often by highly politicized local and state redistricti...


Gambling With Taxpayers’ Money

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 On the advice of its attorneys from the Houston law firm of Walsh Anderson, Fort Worth school trustees on Tuesday night voted 6-2 to appeal in district court the orders of the Commissioner of Education to reinstate former Ar...



Another Win for Palazzolo

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            Joe Palazzolo, the embattled whistleblower and former assistant principal at Arlington Heights High School won another round in his appeal to the Commissioner of Education to get his old job back and to o...


Meet and Greet New Super Walter Dansby

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  The World of Wisdom ministry at the Villas of Eastwood Terrace 4700 East Berry Street is hosting a “Day of Jubilee” with Fort Worth school district interim superintendent Walter Dansby on Friday, July 1, at 12 noon, acco...



Black and Brown Coalition to Support Dansby for School Super

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A group of 20 faith-based, civil rights and grassroots leaders within the black and brown community have called a 5:00 p.m. press conference at the Fort Worth ISD Board Room to endorse longtime Fort Worth schools administrat...


Preliminary TAKS Scores Do Not Bode Well for FWISD

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Preliminary TAKS Scores Do Not Bode Well for FWISD by Betty Brink The Fort Worth schools’ preliminary rankings on the 2011 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, otherwise known as TAKS, have been released by the Texas Edu...



Joe Ross Left Out of FWST List of School District Supers

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In the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s long list of superintendents who have served the Fort Worth schools, published in today’s paper, one name was curiously left out:  Joe Ross.  Ross, a long-time district adminis...


Palazzolo Case Continued

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                        A decision just released by the Texas Commissioner of Education on Joe Palazzolo’s appeal of his firing by Superintendent Melody Johnson has the effect of reinstating him to his ...



Civility in the FWISD or Politics as Usual?

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Is civility, like beauty, only in the eye (or ear) of the beholder?  That’s what some Fort Worth school board trustees are asking after discovering that a group is organizing under the banner of “Put Our Students First,”...


Another FWISD Teacher is Threatened With Retaliation

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Blockbuster testimony today that Fort Worth school district lawyers threatened a friendly witness following his testimony yesterday on behalf of Joe Palazzolo may have blown the lid off the district’s entire case that Palazzo...