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Executive Order On Immigration Boosts And Disappoints Texas Teens

Dec 9, 2014 • KERA News
John, now 15 and a sophomore at Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth, is an American citizen. So is his mom. His dad has been working construction for years in Fort Worth, trying to raise a family on meager earnings. “They pay him way too little and ... 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

Wary Of Loans, Texas Students Struggle Through College

Oct 28, 2014 • KERA News
Timothy Bray, an urban policy researcher at the University of Texas at Dallas, recently talked with a group of high schoolers in Fort Worth about their plans after they graduate. Some were shooting for Princeton, others for Texas Wesleyan down the street. More

Students Feel Cheated Out Of State Money For Education

Oct 23, 2014 • KERA News
Spending on education is one of the biggest policy issues in the Texas governor's race. We showed the Sept. 30 KERA debate to students at two different high schools in North Texas. When education spending came up, there were some strong reactions. More

Young Lakers fan has dream come true in Fort Worth

Dec 17, 2014 • Fort Worth Star Telegram
Polytechnic High School sophomore Banks Graham and his mother, Edna Graham, left, are greeted with applause at the school in Fort Worth on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. ... “I know it can't be easy to be a Laker fan in Texas,'' Bryant told Graham. 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

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

Fort Worth's 'Poly boys' have always been friends

Oct 25, 2014 • Fort Worth Star Telegram
“All we can do now is meet, eat, burp and bitch,” Jim Woodall, now 83, said of his Polytechnic High School classmates. When they began meeting in the 1990s, more than ... There was Jerry Singer, who got an academic scholarship to Texas Wesleyan ... More

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