Fort Worth schools superintendent says top issue is to increase student achievement

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dansby addressed dozens of business leaders Thursday during an Annual State of Education Luncheon hosted by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. He said the work to build strong urban schools continues and includes projects that make up a $490 million bond package that voters will decide on Nov. 5.

“We have a lot of work to do,” Dansby told business leaders at Fort Worth’s Colonial Country Club.

Dansby showcased a vision that includes efforts to make gains in student performance. The Fort Worth school district received a passing mark from the state earlier this year under a new accountability system. The district is rated “met standard,” but more work is needed, Dansby said.

While many campuses in the district passed and even gained distinctions, 28 schools in the Fort Worth district were listed with a “improvement required” rating.

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