What great things ARE happening?

By Steve Risser

So, there were some silver linings with the Primaries along with disappointments of course. We all recognize far too well that the accomplishments and achievements of public schools too often get overshadowed by political agendas, extreme public opinions and of course in the midst of horrific events in our schools and communities.
Part of the mission of the FOTPS is to underscore the significance of public schools. Under the shadows of the aforementioned, 97% of Hillsboro ISD High School students are enrolled in their dual credit program. The Robotic students in Kelton ISD (a district with less than 150 students), are the defending small school state champions in UIL FTC Robotics and are currently in Athens, GA competing in the FTC Super Regional Championship with their sights on making the World Competition later this year. Third graders in Gunter ISD Skype with the Niagara Falls Parks Commission to learn about landforms and changes to our earth. Kids in Sunnyvale schools actually give their administration insight on how THEY can improve their education. 
There simply is not enough ink on this computer to account for the innovation, creativity, engagement and interaction our kids are already contributing to our state, country and world.  Thank you public educators, for what you are doing.