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Fort Worth School District Banks On Top-Rated Educators To Turn Around Troubled Schools

Lara Solt
KERA News special contributor
John T. White Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas photographed on April 20, 2018. It's one of five "leadership academies" in the Fort Worth school district.

Opened in 2011 to relieve crowding at other nearby schools, John T. White Elementary School in Northeast Fort Worth has always been on the state’s “Improvement Required” list.

With the hopes of turning things around, Fort Worth ISD this school year designated John T. White as one of five "leadership academies."

Officials say they're already seeing positive improvements and hope the test scores back them up.

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