Fort Worth schools Superintendent Kent Scribner considers three options to ease overcrowding at Tanglewood Elementary — a new school, a split campus and expansion of the current site. The options were presented to the public Wednesday during a town hall at Paschal High School.
Carson Huey-You is the youngest TCU graduate on record and is among 1,575 students getting bachelor’s degrees this spring. The Fort Worth 14-year-old graduated Saturday, May 13, from TCU with a bachelor’s degree in physics and minors in math and Chinese.
The Toyota Technician Training and Education Network program opens in the fall of 2018 at the TCC South Campus and will prepare students for jobs repairing Toyota and Lexus vehicles and earning start salaries of at least $32,000.
The seats for the Fort Worth school board are 4-year terms in Districts 4, 7, 8 and 9. There is no election for the District 1 post because no one filed to run against the incumbent, board President Jacinto “Cinto” Ramos Jr.
The lawsuit remains in affect against the district’s lab consultants that were named as defendants. A plaintiffs’ attorney said she will appeal the judge’s decision to dismiss the school district and officials from the suit.
Children at Risk, a Texas nonprofit focused on the educational needs of children, ranked Tarrant County schools. Five Southlake Carroll elementary schools and Fort Worth’s Tanglewood Elementary are among the top 10 elementary campuses in Tarrant County. The report also recognizes high-performing schools that serve communities with high poverty.
Norman Robbins, trustee for District 7, is being challenged for the Fort Worth school board post by longtime educator Michael Ryan. Improving schools, working with the superintendent and focusing on Benbrook growth are key issues.
In her speech this week, McKinney Boyd High School valedictorian Larissa Martinez revealed something she has hidden from most of her classmates for years: She is an undocumented immigrant. The reaction to her speech has been swift and strong, both positive and negative. In an interview with WFAA, Martinez says she'd welcome the chance to meet with Donald Trump when he is in Dallas next week.
North Texas valedictorian reveals she's undocumented immigrant in speech
Dallas Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle: "A historic night for us."
Dallas Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson on Dennis Smith Jr.
Bedford police chief: 'Community not at risk' after 14-year-old girl found dead