Education

Dallas ISD Announces District Will Close ‘Indefinitely’

By Joanna England / March 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

As the White House’s recommendations for group gatherings shrink to just 10 people at a time, Dallas ISD announced that the district will be closing its physical campuses “indefinitely.” More North Texas school districts are anticipated to follow suit. “To slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in our community, all Dallas ISD schools […]

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Dallas ISD Offers Four New Career Institutes – Including Construction

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / September 29, 2019 / 0 Comments
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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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