Texas School Gets Reprieve
Sam Houston High School was placed on the San Antonio district’s closure list in 2009 after years of being rated academically unacceptable. The threat of losing a beloved institution in a predominantly African-American neighborhood spurred photojournalist Lisa Krantz to spend a year documenting students and teachers for the San Antonio Express-News, during what was expected to be the school’s last academic year. Armed with a new principal and renewed spirit, the school was given the chance to turn around.
See the pictures and read about the project on Full Frame, a blog from Education Week's photo editors.
Vol. 31, Issue 17, Page 11Published in Print: January 16, 2012, as Texas School Gets Reprieve