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Dallas ISD Offers Four New Career Institutes – Including Construction

By Contributor / September 29, 2019 / 0 Comments

Special Contributor Four new career institutes in Dallas ISD will provide students with workforce-ready skills that high-wage employers need now and in the future. Dallas ISD Chief Academic Officer Ivonne Durant and Assistant Superintendent Oswaldo Alvarenga briefed trustees on Sept. 12 about the updated plan to open four career institutes in the four quadrants of […]

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Three Dallas ISD Schools Bestowed With National Blue Ribbon

By Candy's Dirt / September 27, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Submitted story Three Dallas ISD schools have earned the 2019 National Blue Ribbon School award, one of the highest honors for a campus. Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet School, Walnut Hill Elementary School, and Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School are Blue Ribbon Schools. The U.S. Department of Education awards the Blue Ribbon recognition to schools […]

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Dallas ISD Builds “Grow-Your-Own” Principal Pipeline

By Bethany Erickson / September 15, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Submitted story Amber Shields has a unique perspective as principal of N.W. Harllee Early Childhood Center: it’s where she attended elementary school. “Harllee is like home to me, and it’s a privilege to lead such a tremendous school,” Shields said. Shields, who previously served as an assistant principal at Soto Elementary, is one the district’s […]

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Dallas ISD Gets A Higher B, But There’s Still Work Ahead

By Bethany Erickson / September 8, 2019 / 0 Comments
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The good news? Dallas ISD maintained its B grade from the Texas Education Agency this year, in fact, it went up from an 81 to an 86. In fact, of 232 Dallas ISD schools, 28 got an A and 102 earned a B, making it 57 percent of Dallas ISD schools making an A or […]

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Why Should You Choose Your Neighborhood Dallas ISD School?

By Bethany Erickson / August 25, 2019 / 4 Comments
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It happened again this week. Someone (in our comments section, no less) came in at a rate of speed somewhere between Miley Cyrus’s wrecking ball and the Kool-Aid man through a wall to utter this phrase: “Dallas ISD is failing.” Now, to anyone who has paid attention, we know this isn’t true. Anyone who is […]

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Dallas ISD Board to Take Up Lowering Property Tax Rate

By Bethany Erickson / August 18, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Almost a year after voters approved a 13-cent property tax hike in a Tax Ratification Election, the Dallas ISD board of trustees will discuss reducing the rate this Thursday. In November, voters approved raising the rate from $1.04 to $1.17, the first increase since 2008. The agenda for Thursday’s regular meeting includes discussion of reducing […]

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