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PACs mobilize for, against $663 million Arlington school district bond

| |Monday, Mar. 31, 2014

With elections a little over a month away, two political action committees are working to inform voters on the benefits and burdens of the largest school bond proposal in Tarrant County history.

Tarrant County College to offer associate degrees via weekend-only classes

| |Sunday, Mar. 30, 2014

Tarrant County College is launching an accelerated Weekend College Program this summer that will allow first-time students to earn their degrees in 18 months.

Jury awards $2.4 million to ex-Fort Worth assistant principal

| |Friday, Mar. 28, 2014

Joseph Palazzolo, a former assistant principal at Arlington Heights High School, filed a wrongful-termination suit under the Texas Whistleblower Act. He has another suit pending against school Superintendent Walter Dansby.

Tarrant-area school districts earn national distinction for music offerings

| |Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014

The Fort Worth, Arlington, Denton, Northwest, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Grapevine-Colleyville and Eagle Mountain-Saginaw districts earned the honor.

Fort Worth students get computers in pilot program

| |Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014

More than 70 high schoolers were loaned the computers, financed by a bond package.

Fort Worth board tables Dansby contract in wee hours

| |Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014

Several speakers praised school Superintendent Walter Dansby before the school board begins considering his evaluation and contract.

Arlington approves incentives for $45 million apartment complex near UTA

| |Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014

The Arlington City Council votes to reimburse a developer $1 million for tearing down three aging apartment complexes near the University of Texas at Arlington to make way for more student housing.

Substitute teachers scarce in Arlington

| |Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014

The Arlington school district is formalizing a pilot program with pay incentives and marketing strategies to address a substitute-teacher shortage.

Euless school creates scholarship for player killed in wreck

| |Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2014

Euless Junior High School is organizing a run in honor of Lolo ‘Uhatafe, who died along with two other students last summer.

Audit outlines payroll problems in Fort Worth school district

| |Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014

Among the issues identified in an internal audit: timecard problems and large amounts of overtime.

Arlington school trustees approve pay raises for employees

| |Monday, Mar. 24, 2014

More than 2,400 employees who are making below a minimum rate will receive pay raises of 2 to 3 percent starting this month.

UNT plan could shave thousands off tuition over 4 years

| |Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014

Incoming freshmen and new transfer students to UNT can sign up for a new tuition plan that starts next fall

John Sharp: Education is key to a bright future for Texas

| |Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014

Texas needs a skilled, educated workforce to thrive, Texas A&M chancellor says in Fort Worth visit.

Golden Gate Bridge jumper: “Are you thinking of suicide?”

| |Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014

Kevin Hines made national headlines following his suicide attempt in 2000, but on Wednesday the 32-year-old shared his story of regret and hope at Texas Christian University.

Keller seventh-grade student wins regional spelling bee

| |Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014

Thirteen-year-old is heading to national spelling competition for the second time.

CNN doctor: Do something that scares you every single day

| |Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014

Dr. Sanjay Gupta talked about his role as a doctor and journalist.

Fisher More College being sued for unpaid rent, taxes

| |Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014

Victory Arts Management Group is threatening to evict the school, saying it owes more than $100,000.

Paschal tech whiz builds a camera on a drone

| |Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2014

Student applies programming prowess to build a small camera mounted on a remote-controlled drone that will help researchers at the Fort Worth Zoo.

Group says pre-K isn't too early for finance classes

| |Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014

Most students don’t know how to handle their money. The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans on Monday recommended addressing that problem by integrating hands-on financial education into curricula as early as prekindergarten.

Notable and quotable

Monday, Mar. 10, 2014

The Arlington school district and Arlington Police Department are investigating allegations that Lynn Hale Elementary students were bullied by school staff and a police officer during an anti-bullying assembly Feb. 21.