Newsweek recently released ‘America’s Best High Schools,’ a ranking of the best 2,000 high schools in the nation for 2013. Four local high schools made the grade. North Hills Preparatory School, an Uplift Education charter school in Irving whose students are chosen by lottery, was ranked 41. Coppell High School (open enrollment) was ranked 265….
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Jess discovered an aptitude for writing in high school. After earning a B.A. degree in English he joined the ranks of the working class where he quickly found he did not work well in a corporate environment. He took a series of technical writing contract jobs working for such companies as AT&T, Sykes Enterprises – where he worked on IBM projects – and Lomas Mortgage. To support himself during lulls between contracts, he began working with the Dallas Morning News in operations where he worked part-time for several years, eventually migrating to the Irving Daily News in its final year of publication. Jess was the first writer hired by The Rambler Newspapers and has been with the company since the publication of the initial Irving Rambler Newspaper. He has found a home at the newspaper that as a young writer he never thought would ever find working ‘in the real world.’