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"Texas School Business" Highlights Schools of Choice in First Annual Bragging Rights Issue

"Texas School Business" magazine announced today that Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD’s Schools of Choice initiative is one of 12 programs to be featured in the magazine’s first annual Bragging Rights special issue.

Bragging Rights recognizes school districts that have implemented programs that are bettering the lives of students, schools and communities. The special issue will be distributed December 3 to more than 10,000 readers with a vested interest in Texas public education.

Schools of Choice Program offers students a menu of globally oriented electives, from language immersion classes in elementary school to the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for high school students. The newest program, which began in August, offers Hindi and Mandarin Chinese language classes to seventh graders.

“We were impressed by Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD’s forward-thinking curriculum and its proactive approach to preparing students to live and work in a global economy,” Mary Gordon Spence, editor of "Texas School Business," said. “We’re proud to brag about Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD in our first annual special issue.”

Dr. Gene Buinger, superintendent of schools for HEB ISD, said he is pleased with the recognition.

“It’s a great honor for our district to be recognized by 'Texas School Business',” he said. “The Schools of Choice Program has made a huge impact on parents’ ability to provide academic enrichment for their children. We have programs not available anywhere else in the region, and they are all designed to prepare our children to compete in a global economy.”

For 54 years, "Texas School Business" has been the independent voice for public education in Texas. The magazine, which publishes 10 times a year and is read by educators and school administrators across Texas, is accepting nominations for the 2008 issue of Bragging Rights.

The magazine will post the HEB ISD article, "World-Class Classes," on its web site December 3. To read the HEB ISD article online, visit

World-class classes; Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD superintendent updates curriculum to prepare students for global marketplace. (PDF) Reprinted by permission of Texas School Business Magazine, LLC. December, 2007.

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