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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Pre-K Available to More Families in More Neighborhoods, Dallas ISD Says

By Candy's Dirt / July 30, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports If you still haven’t nailed down pre-K yet, and you have a three or four-year-old, Dallas ISD has news: There’s a good chance you can find a spot anywhere in the city, no matter what your income is. Just before the July break, the district’s board of trustees approved a program that […]

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Champions School of Real Estate Celebrates Austin Campus Grand Opening

By Candy's Dirt / April 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Staff Reports The new Austin Champions School of Real Estate campus was bursting with activity on Friday, April 5, when more than 300 guests joined the Austin and online teams in celebrating the grand opening of the new Austin campus. Bright blooms and a beautiful balloon arch welcomed guests, who walked in to tour the […]

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