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In A Year Of Changes, This Struggling Fort Worth School Offers Students Stability

Lara Solt
KERA News special contributor
Teacher Marjorie Garay works with fourth-graders (from left) Lance Moss, Andre Gill, and Katanga Minimums on adding and removing sentences during a writing camp at Mitchell Boulevard on April 3, 2018.

Mitchell Boulevard Elementary is one of five low-performing schools in the Fort Worth Independent School District that has been designated a “leadership academy.”

The school struggles with kids regularly moving in and out and low literacy rates, but administrators believe changes made this year — including an ambitious literacy goal set by the district — will put Mitchell Boulevard back on track.

The state has rated the school “Improvement Required” for three consecutive years.

Read the full story on Mitchell Boulevard and explore more about failing schools in our in-depth education series, "The Race To Save Failing Schools."

Stella M. Chávez is KERA’s immigration/demographics reporter/blogger. Her journalism roots run deep: She spent a decade and a half in newspapers – including seven years at The Dallas Morning News, where she covered education and won the Livingston Award for National Reporting, which is given annually to the best journalists across the country under age 35.