Texas Districts Expanding Choices of Students, Parents

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Administrators are opening the enrollment process to out-of-district students and offering new classes to increase enrollment, keep students from dropping out and win back students and parents who have left for private schools.

Arlington parents began camping out at the school administration building Monday, an annual ritual for those who want to be first in line to transfer their children into empty slots in preferred schools for the coming school year.

Letters went out last week in Fort Worth to applicants for the Gold Seal Schools and Programs of Choice initiative to help students earn college credits, industry licenses and certifications.Grand Prairie's schools began advertising in Tarrant County in January to lure students to " the District of Choice."

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