Posts Tagged ‘school’
Texas has treated truancy as a criminal offense, but that might change.
Instead of being labeled a criminal for life, Texas kids who show up late to school or skip classes entirely might end up performing some sort of community service if John Whitmire has his way. The Democratic state senator from...
WED ▪ 6 August means it’s time for the kids to go back to school. Students and parents who are economically eligible can find free supplies at the Tarrant County Back to School Roundup. The event caters to students from pre...
The next time you’re chatting up your regular bartender, you should ask if he or she went to school. Not college, mind you. I’m mean bartending school, as in the place that teaches you to make the kind of drinks nobody woul...
New school years are scary — and not just for the kids.
I’m outside my portable classroom with my brand-spanking-new students to review the material we’ve just gone over. It’s a good lesson, creative, because it gets the kids up and about, but having to do with the task at han...
The news came Monday that the pinching principal of Dunbar High School, Doug Williams, won’t be finishing out the year at the school he’s led for the past four years. “We are going to reassign Mr. Williams to another posi...
Telling your boss isn’t enough: Suspected child abuse must be reported to the state.
As the Fort Worth school district struggles with its latest scandal — this one involving Dunbar High School — it’s apparent that some officials in the district are unclear on the concept of what they are required to do wh...
Even non-Mavericks will find something to love about this newish joint.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Most colleges have at least one pizza-’n’-subs joint nearby. TCU has Buffalo Bros. and the original location of Mama’s. UNT has Crooked Crust, which, coincidentally, has a sister location in Norman, Okla., thus proving my...
Dunbar’s Doug Williams is under investigation for “disciplining” and taking pictures of male students.
As controversy continued to build this week over the actions of Dunbar High School’s Doug Williams in pinching and photographing male students, some local officials and observers have begun to question the initial response of...
The governor’s latest political ad gets lots of attention, most of it bad.
Just when it seemed Rick Perry’s flagging presidential campaign couldn’t get any more desperate, his latest Iowa TV ad disproved that belief.
John Q. Reader
To the editor: The Metropolis story “Bloody Monday at JPS” (Oct. 26, 2011) by Peter Gorman is another testament to the economy gone sour. And the middle class and lower class are the sacrificial lambs at the altar of avaric...