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Students See Bullying As Part Of Life, Like It Or Not

Nov 4, 2014 • KERA News
Texas schools are required by law to protect students from bullying, ever since the Texas Legislature passed a bullying and cyber-bullying bill in 2011. As part ... Now a senior at Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth, she is quick to tell people that ... More

In Fort Worth, Polytechnic High Races To Keep Up With New Principal

Aug 25, 2014 • KERA News
On his first day as a high school principal, Josh Delich must have covered three miles before breakfast. He ran up and down the steps of Polytechnic High in Fort Worth -- through libraries, gyms, and the cafeteria --greeting students, encouraging his ... More

High Schoolers Keep Close Eye On Debate About Texas DREAM Act

Oct 14, 2014 • KERA News
She dreams of studying sports medicine or zoology after graduation. She loves being on the sidelines during Polytechnic football and soccer games, helping players who get dehydrated or injured. Even with the Texas DREAM Act, she said she faces some ... More

Fort Worth board tables Dansby contract in wee hours

Mar 25, 2014 • Fort Worth Star Telegram
Among large districts of similar size, Fort Worth has the highest percentage of low-performing schools in the state. The number of low-performing schools in the Fort Worth district climbed to 38 from 23 last year, according to the Texas Education ... More

Former Poly High Students Share Unique JFK History

Sep 25, 2013 • CBS Local
FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) – Fifty years ago a group of classmates wore the uniform of the Polytechnic High School Marching 100 Band. They were asked to play for President John F. Kennedy as he traveled from Fort Worth to Dallas on that fateful ... More

Remembering Bo Powell

Oct 10, 2014 • FWWeekly
Easily one of his most popular murals, of the Fort Worth skyline, spans a huge wall near the backdoor stage at Lola's Saloon, one of his favorite hangouts. More than 100 people piled into ... From a 2010 profile on Powell written by former Weekly staff ... More

Fort Worth Students Sound Off: When Police Are Not A Reassuring Presence

Sep 3, 2014 • KERA News
We sat down with four 10th graders from Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth. They recounted personal experiences in the tough neighborhood known as Southside, along with stories they've heard from friends. “I feel like police target African Americans ... More

A Race Against The Odds, With A High School Diploma As The Trophy

Sep 30, 2014 • KERA News
Almost 90 percent of high school students in Texas graduate from high school, although there is large variation by race, ethnicity, family income, disability, and English proficiency. At Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth, 74 percent of African ... More

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