NEWS RELEASE - 2014 MEDIA HONOR ROLL J.T.Street - Fox 29 News
WINDHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT
Schools in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice
2014 MEDIA HONOR ROLL includes J.T Street/Fox News
August 22, 2014
(Austin) --J.T. Street of Fox 29 News was named to the 2014 Media Honor Roll, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), and by the Windham School District (WSD) and its Board of Trustees. The Media Honor Roll recognizes media representatives statewide for fair and balanced reporting of news about public schools. Media representatives from more than 380 Texas newspapers, radio and television stations, along with online publications, have been honored by their local school districts.
Street featured WSD Excellence in Teaching Award winner Joe Pine in a segment of Fox 29 San Antonio's "Street's Corner" series: "Teacher of the Year." Pine teaches offenders at the Dominguez State Jail in San Antonio.
Criteria for the selection includes the media representative’s efforts to get to know the superintendent and the district’s mission and goals; report school news in a fair, accurate, and balanced manner; give a high profile to positive news about schools; visit the schools; and maintain a policy of no surprises by sharing information with school officials.
“We appreciate Mr. Street's balanced and accurate approach to sharing the challenges facing correctional educators and the successes achieved by WSD students within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice," WSD Superintendent Dr. Clint Carpenter said.
WSD Board of Trustees Chairman Oliver Bell presented a personalized certificate to Street as WSD's honoree.
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