Joel D. Boyd, who's the superintendent in Santa Fe, notified Fort Worth school trustees over the weekend that he was withdrawing his name as a candidate for the superintendent job. Trustees selected Boyd as the sole finalist last month.
Fort Worth school board trustees have to regroup after the man chosen to lead the district withdrew his name as the sole finalist for the superintendent job. Joel D. Boyd, who’s the superintendent in Santa Fe, New Mexico notified the board on Saturday. So far, the reaction has been mixed.
High school seniors are told early and often to fill out a free application for federal student aid—typically called a FAFSA –to help them pay for college. The problem is that filling out the FAFSA requires tax returns, social security numbers for parents, and other data that students generally don’t have at their fingertips.
Dallas County high school seniors missed out on $34 million in college grants last year. That’s according to Commit, a local nonprofit that says more than half of the students did not apply for financial aid. We find out what they and others are doing to change that.
The Commit partnership, an education philanthropy that works in Dallas schools, released its annual scorecard on Tuesday night, with hard numbers about how students in the region are faring. The data cover pre-kindergarten through college graduation, and show a mixed progress report.
Hundreds of high school students from all over North Texas gathered in Denton last weekend to practice for the state’s biggest academic competition. They took tests, wrote stories, and performed monologues—all in the hopes of becoming the best at their favorite school subject.
Students at Paul Quinn College are about to be put to work. The historically black college in South Dallas is being reborn as a “work college,” where everyone who lives on campus works for the school in some form or another.
UPDATE: A Dallas schools investigation into an executive with a criminal background continues, and so may a Human Resources audit, even though that department chief resigned three weeks ago. During Monday’s late night board meeting, trustees discussed the HR scandal and the response by superintendent Mike Miles.
Dallas school officials want to issue bonds for new or improved buildings – with a twist. They’re not interested in asking voters for a bond package. Instead, they want to create a corporation that would issue the bonds. The school board discussed this Thursday night and KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports the idea has some pluses and minuses.
The Highland Park ISD has adopted a new policy for letting people weigh in on the books that high schoolers read in English class: No more pulling books out of classrooms when a parent objects to the content.