Report on Fort Worth children provides data being used to find ways to tackle child poverty and disparity gaps that create obstacles to learning. The percentage of children living in high-poverty neighborhoods is up in Fort Worth, Arlington.
Critics and supporters of the Fort Worth school district’s transgender guidelines speak again to trustees. Administrators say the guidelines are intended to allow all students access to safe bathrooms, but critics say it will allow boys to use girls bathrooms and vice versa.
Children at Risk ranked North Texas schools, and five elementary schools from the Southlake Carroll district took top honors. Other schools in Northeast Tarrant County also did well, including Westlake Academy.
A group of parents has sued the state of Texas to keep schools from using 2016 test scores to rate students, including deciding whether students should advance to the next grade or attend summer school.
University of North Texas officials say great opportunities could come with teaming up with the Dallas Cowboys. That’s why top officials agreed to move forward Friday with negotiating a deal that could top the $1 million mark to become the exclusive higher education partner with the Cowboys — a move that could give students internships with the team and more attention for the university.
Dozens of parents, grandparents and self-described taxpayers joined Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in front of Trimble Tech High School in protest of the Fort Worth school district’s transgender guidelines.
Summit International, a public high school that has a 100 percent college acceptance rate for graduates, was recently ranked 22 nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best High Schools, which includes data from 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Fort Worth school district’s guidelines on transgender students, which “helps protect kids from bullying” and gets out in front of Obama’s directive, does not include language that says transgender students must have access to bathrooms that are consistent with their gender identity.
Designs for $125 million, modern glass-and-steel engineering building that will house programs aimed at building the ranks of a well-prepared workforce and expanding research at UT Arlington was approved Thursday by the University of Texas System regents.
In North Texas, therapy dogs are helping calm student nerves at area college campuses and universities. Therapy dogs visited libraries at Tarrant County College and the University of Texas at Arlington during final exams.
Rangers catcher Bobby Wilson called Yu Darvish's stuff electric after the right-hander won his first start back with the club Saturday night at Globe Life Park (Video by Stefan Stevenson/Star-Telegram).
Bobby Wilson on Yu Darvish: 'If it's tough to catch, I know it's tough to hit'
Mitch Moreland homered in the fourth Saturday night, talks about working out of a slump
A calm Yu Darvish was pleased with fastball in debut
Jared Hoying collected his first major league hit with a single in the fourth Saturday night