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TXWES Leadership Academy Network school featured on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

04.17.2019 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Photo of a student from Como Elementary school featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Como is one of the schools involved in a new partnership between  TXWES and Fort Worth ISD.

The Leadership Academy at Como Elementary—part of a new partnership between TXWES and Fort Worth ISD—is in the spotlight. The Ellen DeGeneres Show featured Como for the turnaround the campus has made in recent years.

Como caught DeGeneres’ attention with music videos in which students rap about the positive changes. In honor of the hard work of students and staff, DeGeneres presented Como with a $50,000 donation from Cheerios, to go toward the campus’s food pantry and the purchase of student laptops.

Watch the segment above. NBC 5 also highlighted the news.

Through the newly established Leadership Academy Network, TXWES will operate and manage Como and four other Fort Worth ISD schools beginning in Fall 2019. The Leadership Academy Network, designed to maintain and grow student success, reflects the mission of the TXWES School of Education to meet the challenges of instruction and learning in the 21st century. A dedicated student teacher program will allow TXWES students to prepare for their careers in innovative classroom settings. Read more on the announcement here.

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