A Turnaround Within: How a Texas College Boosted Its Graduation Rates—and Morale | Sydney Johnson

This is the second part of a three-part series looking at how one college in Texas staged a turnaround. Read part one first, then check out the finale on Monday.
TEXARKANA, Texas — “Hope” was a popular word during the 2012 election season. And the tagline managed to trickle into a conservative corner of east Texas as well; not because of Barack Obama campaign posters or national politics, but around a local ballot initiative that would increase the nearby community college’s taxing district—and help provide sustainable funds that the school needed in order to continue operating in the…

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