Posts Tagged ‘schools’

Palazzolo Files Second Whistleblower Lawsuit

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“This case is bigger than Joseph Palazzolo in that the Fort Worth ISD is going to have to decide if it wants to allow altering student attendance records to justify state funding and performance scores, and whether white ...


Wrap-Up of Things Not Reported At School Board Meeting

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Threatening to rain on the parade of Walter Dansby, the hometown kid who made good by being officially hired as superintendent of the Fort Worth schools a week ago, are two controversial issues that got lost in the love fest su...



More Fireworks at Tonight’s FW School Board Meeting?

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                            Tonight’s Fort Worth school board meeting starts at 5:30 in the board room at 2903 Shotts Street.     It could be a long one. There are a number of controversial items...


Best Of 2011

People & Politics
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
TV Journalist: Readers’ choice: Karen Borta, CBS/Channel 11 Critic’s choice: Brett Shipp, WFAA/Channel 8 This Dallas native is the son of newsman Bert Shipp, and the apple didn’t fall far from the muckraking tree. Brett S...



IffySwift Justice

An immodest proposal for tykes’ right to carry.
E.R. BILLS
Oh boy, here we go again. Last month, a kindergartner carried a gun into a Houston elementary school, and it fired when he was trying to pull it out and show it off at lunch. There’s no mystery regarding what happened next: T...


The Emperor’s New Budget

Maybe Perry’s school didn’t have money to teach math.
DAVE McNEELY
It’s time for the state to tighten its belt, wrote Talmadge Heflin, former chair of the Appropriations Committee of the Texas House of Representatives, back in February.



Playing for First

TCU Football is storming the BCS bastions again.
CAROLINE COLLIER AND DAN MCGRAW photos by keith robinson
Gary Patterson looked deflated during the press conference following Texas Christian University’s final home game of 2010. “I guess I should just cheer up,” he said. “We’ll move on.”  


The (South) Fort Worth Blues

Changing demographics bring challenges for schools and residents along the Fort Worth-Crowley border.
TASHA HAYTON
The Sycamore Center Villa Apartments, a few blocks west of I-35 in South Fort Worth, is a nice-looking complex, with newish brick residential blocks behind a controlled-access gate, a large community center, a pool — and a bi...



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Drawing From the Ethereal
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It’s back to basics for the art show at UNT. Drawing is usually one of the first classes that art students take, because it’s the foundation of visual arts.


New Math on the School Board

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In a stunning victory over well-established incumbents, Tobi Jackson in District 2 and Ann Sutherland in District 6 upset the Fort Worth school board’s apple cart last Saturday and dumped out two of its longest serving member...