With parental permission, a Cook Children’s physician can conduct a virtual exam of a student with assistance from the school nurse. The pilot program, available on five campuses, focuses on acute care issues like earaches, congestion and pink eye.
The Gay Straight Alliance at Paschal High School held a workshop aimed at building community support for LGBT youth. Advocates said without a support system, LGBT youth face bullying, isolation and homelessness.
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Superintendent Kent Scribner announced a new initiative that aims to have 100 percent of third-grade students reading at grade level by 2025. The project relies on community resources to help make academic gains.
The Arlington school district’s innovative class is in its second year for juniors and seniors, and the professional course is aimed at equipping students to enter a career field in critical need of skilled technicians. The district entered a public-private partnership with Music & Arts to set up the course and provide training from within the field.
Construction of a new facility is expected to start in October at Paschal High School in southwest Fort Worth. The project combines donation dollars with district money to bring a 37,500-square-foot facility to the campus.
Marcelo Cavazos’ nearly four years as superintendent have included voter approval of a $663.1 million bond program in May 2014, the largest in Tarrant County history, as well as a host of other achievements.
Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington mayors were among those attending a roundtable on education that focused on a new data tool. The online data, compiled for 114 cities, offers a starting point to work on education gaps, said and city and education leaders.
With a new school superintendent taking over this fall in Houston, every one of Texas’ eight largest cities now has a Latino running the school district. That’s a big deal in a state with a surging Hispanic population and a history of political underrepresentation. As part of a statewide collaborative series, KERA digs into the implications for students, schools and the politics of education.
A sloppily written law could require cameras in far more special-education classrooms than lawmakers intended, placing “significant costs” on school districts, according to a new opinion from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Stonegate Elementary School is the third school in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford district to get a Reading Oasis, which encourages children and their families to look at reading as a fun activity. The reading oasis is designed to promote literacy and to give children a comfortable, colorful place to read.
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
Yu Darvish roared with approval as he walked off the mound after striking out the side in the sixth
Jeff Banister thinks Yu Darvish has another gear left after 12 strikeout night