Norman Robbins, trustee for District 7, is being challenged for the Fort Worth school board post by long-time educator Michael Ryan. Improving schools, working with the superintendent and focusing on Benbrook growth are key issues.
To graduate from high school, students must pass five end-of-course State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness. A bill in 2015 revised the requirement so that students who fail one or two of the tests could still graduate as long as they meet all other requirements, including passing all of their classes.
The race for the Fort Worth school board’s District 9 seat is a contest between candidates who say they were pulled into politics to improve struggling schools. Incumbent Ashley Paz and challenger Pilar Candia square off May 6.
There were 222 deaths related to child abuse and neglect in Texas during fiscal year 2016, according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Tarrant and Dallas counties had the second highest number of deaths with 24 each.
On Monday, a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that such prayers don’t run afoul of the prohibition against government-established religion. The American Humanist Association, a plaintiff in the case, disagreed and plans to ask the full 15-member court to review the decision.
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
Demarcus Ware officially retires as a Dallas Cowboy
Car crashes after driver refused to stop for Dallas deputies
Truck hauling coffee creamer crashes and burns on highway overpass in Waxahachie