Struggling South Texas school district meets academic goals
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A struggling South Texas school district that cut its sports programs in 2012 to focus on academics has met academic standards for the first time since 2011.
State accountability ratings made available to districts Friday show the Premont Independent School District has met academic standards districtwide, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times (http://bit.ly/2bqhxzF ) reported.
"I'm just so thrilled. We were looking down the barrel twice ... and the students cowboyed up," Superintendent Eric Ramos told the newspaper. "I can't sit down."