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Under Pressure To Improve, Arlington School Starts With Handshakes And 'Good Things'

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Lara Solt
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KERA News special contributor
Second-graders Taqiyyvia Paster (right) and Kaelly Morgado (left) play tug-of-war during Field Day at Wimbish Elementary in Arlington on May 18, 2018.

The race to save failing schools doesn’t just happen in inner cities. Suburbs like Arlington face the same challenges.

Two miles west of the Cowboys’ glitzy AT&T Stadium, Wimbish Elementary is trying to turn itself around. It’s been on the state’s “Improvement Required” list for four straight years.

If it doesn’t succeed by next year, the state could shut it down or take over the district.

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