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Dallas Can Academy students play Algebra Jeopardy What makes math fun?

Recently, the Dallas Can Academy and Fort Worth Academy campuses participated in their first annual Texans Can Academies Algebra Jeopardy Contest. Manuel Ruiz, an algebra teacher from the Dallas Can Academy, Oak Cliff campus, created a math contest following the format of the popular television program, Jeopardy.  He emceed and hosted the contest at the Oak Cliff campus.

 James Ponce, Chief of Schools of Texans Can Academies, commended the students for their math knowledge and excellent sportsmanship.  He also recognized Ruiz for preparing a well-organized and fun event and outstanding hospitality at his campus. The Fort Worth Can Academy, Lancaster Wolves were named champions after answering every question with a perfect score.

About Texans Can Academies

Celebrating 30 years of providing the highest quality education for all students, Texans Can schools are graduating thinkers.  Texans Can Academies are a unique network of 11 charter schools located in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. The schools are tuition-free, open enrollment, public high schools of choice serving students who have struggled in a traditional high school setting. To date, more than 130,000 youth have been given a second chance at life with the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Cars for Kids is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization benefiting Texans Can Academies and is the only car donation program in Texas that is operated by the charity it serves. For more information, visit: or

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