Texas Public Schools Week shows pride

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Highlights throughout paper of best works at local institutions

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Stand up and take a bow. During Texas Public Schools Week, we salute our teachers, administrators, staff, coaches and those who work sun-up to sun-down to ensure a quality education for the more than five million public school children in the Lone Star State.

The week, set for Feb. 27 through March 3, will feature activities on all campuses. This week’s edition of the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post features stories on great initiatives at all county campuses.

We enlisted the help of some talented young journalists at Fredericksburg High School to help give the scoop on great programs at FHS and other campuses, and our own reporter Richard Zowie covered stories for Fredericksburg Independent School District, Harper, Stonewall and Doss. Some programs you’ll read about include the mechanic and medical classes at FHS, the Gillespie County High School, school service organizations, a pioneering robotics student, as well as the area Head Start program.

We have written at length about the challenges facing public schools, not the least of which is a state leadership that doesn’t prioritize it. But today, we celebrate the institutions whose mission it is to educate every child and get them ready for college, trade school or the workforce.

The everyday miracles that are performed year after year in public schools are worthy of celebration. Education, public education, has changed entire family legacies. The mission of American public schools to educate every single child is huge in scope and admirable in its vision.

 

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