Gov. Greg Abbott paid a visit to Dallas Tuesday because he says the school district has a proven system that works. He’s considering several statewide education improvements from Dallas and elsewhere in Texas.
Speaking at an afternoon event at Solar Preparatory School for Girls, Abbott said the district’s ACE program, Accelerating Campus Excellence, has consistently turned around low-performing schools since it launched in 2015. The program, which recruits top teachers, serves kids three meals a day and extends the school day, has since been adopted by other North Texas districts.