Posts Tagged ‘high school’
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Monitoring Truancy

Some advocates think Texas’ treatment of tardy students is a crime.
PETER GORMAN
Last spring at a truancy court appearance in front of Johnson County Justice of the Peace Pat Jacobs, a 17-year-old high school student who routinely skipped her last class of the day was ordered to wear an ankle monitor to con...


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Late to Class? Off to Court!

Texas’ law on truancy and tardiness is the harshest in the country.
PETER GORMAN
When high school sophomore Brandon Jefferson’s parents split up and his mother’s rheumatoid arthritis worsened to the point that she couldn’t get out of bed, Brandon took on the job of getting his two younger brothers to ...



Fowler: “The change in the law puts the issue of discipline back in the hands of teachers and administrators.” Courtesy Deborah Fowler

One-Way Tickets

A revamped state law seeks to stop a flood of misdemeanor charges being filed against students for minor problems.
PETER GORMAN
Chewing gum in class or talking back to your teacher might seem like the kind of thing that would get your knuckles cracked or perhaps draw a stint in detention. But for hundreds of thousands of Texas middle school and high sch...


CANDY CLARK HUNG OUT WITH STUDENTS OUTSIDE AFTER HER PRESENTATION IN THE TRIMBLE TECH AUDITORIUM. (photo by jeff prince)

Oscar-Nominated Actress Candy Clark Revisits Trimble Tech

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s Candy Clark couldn’t wait to skip town when she was a teenager in 1965 and freshly graduated from Fort Worth Technical High School, now known as Trimble Tech. She headed to New York and established a mo...



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Tech Revolution

Trimble Tech has climbed from gritty beginnings to academic excellence.
JEFF PRINCE
The school building, with its weathered red brick face and ornate, buttermilk-colored trim, looms like a Gothic castle amid the modern medical offices of Fort Worth’s hospital district. Its imposing facade makes Trimble Tech ...


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Dying for Change

Cowtown is “ground zero” in the fight to end bullying of gay teens
Andrew Mclemore | Photos by Chase Martinez
As he choked down handfuls of aspirin in the stall of a Fort Worth high school bathroom, 16-year-old Caleb felt precisely nothing. Beaten by bullies and betrayed by close friends, persecuted by family members and disappointed w...