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Twelve Texas school districts receive recognition for innovative programs

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Dyann Polzin, GISD Chief Communications Officer



Dacia Rivers, Texas School Business




Twelve Texas school districts receive recognition for innovative programs


AUSTIN, TEXAS (Dec. 7, 2018) —Twelve Texas school districts have been recognized for their outstanding programs with the release of Texas School Business magazine’s 12th Annual Bragging Rights 2018-2019 special issue. Bragging Rights, which calls for nominations and is published every December, recognizes school districts that have implemented programs that are bettering the lives of students, schools and communities.



This year’s 12 honored districts and their brag-worthy programs include:

  • Bastrop ISD, Christian’s Closet
  • Brenham ISD, Champion Drive
  • Burleson ISD, Student Spaceflight Experiments Program
  • Dripping Springs ISD, Real Estate Course
  • Galveston ISD, Ball 4 All
  • Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Student Voice Initiative
  • Hillsboro ISD, Military Wall of Honor
  • Laredo ISD, STEM Curriculum
  • Northside ISD, Project ACORN
  • Prosper ISD, RISE Program
  • Spring Hill ISD, SRO Student Leadership Program
  • Tyler ISD, Students Who Advocate Technology


“Nominations for school district programs across Texas poured in this year, and each one deserves to be recognized,” says Texas School Business Editorial Director Dacia Rivers. “We hope that the 12 districts we chose inspire others to follow in their footsteps. The mission of Texas School Business is to share the good news happening in Texas public schools, and there’s never a shortage of news-worthy school programs for us to cover.”



For 44 years, Texas School Business has served as the news magazine for public education in Texas. Since 2014, it has been produced by the Texas Association of School Administrators ( To read the 12th Annual Bragging Rights issue online, visit