8th Annual (2014-15)

Well, here it is: our Eighth Annual Bragging Rights special issue. What an experience to review all your amazing nominations (there were close to 100) and select only 12 for this annual publication. You people certainly made it tough to choose!

Every spring we at Texas School Business invite school administrators and educators from across the state to nominate their brag-worthy programs for possible publication in this special issue. This year’s crop of nominations encompassed a cross-section of academic and administrative initiatives — all of which showcase innovative thinking, passion, determination and strong leadership within Texas public schools.

In the 12 stories represented here, I hope you find the inspiration to start similar efforts in your district. That truly is the purpose of this special issue: to share best practices and evoke educators across Texas to take similar action. The people interviewed for these stories were kind enough to share lessons learned and tips for getting started.

Please join us in bragging about these noteworthy programs by sharing your copy of Bragging Rights with other stakeholders in public education. We want as many people as possible to know what an amazing job all of you are doing.

To all those who nominated programs this year, thank you for sharing your inspiring stories with us. And to the districts featured within these pages, congratulations on your achievements. You certainly do have Bragging Rights!

Questions? Contact Katie Ford, Texas School Business Editorial Director