Education

Dallas Public Schools: Construction Costs Throw Wrench in Bridge Plan

By Bethany Erickson / May 17, 2016 / 0 Comments

On March 26, 2015, the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees voted 9-0 to approve a bridge plan that would start a first round of renovations for public schools that would culminate in several waves of renovations, provided the district could get a $1.6 billion bond package passed. That night, trustee Eric Cowan reminded […]

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Dallas Public Schools: So You Want to Run for School Board? Here’s What You Should Know

By Bethany Erickson / May 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

So, you want to run for school board. First, I need to know if you’ve recently suffered a blow to the head. No? OK. Are you aware it’s an unpaid position that requires you to pretty much be on call 24/7? Yes? Did you know people will tweet you, comment on your Facebook wall (and […]

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Election Day 101: Let the Live-Blogging Commence

By Bethany Erickson / May 7, 2016 / 2 Comments
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Election Day 101: Election Day is Tomorrow! Vote If You care About Dallas Real Estate!

By Bethany Erickson / May 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

Just your friendly reminder that tomorrow is Election Day in the area for 53 different races, including four seats on the Dallas Independent School District school board and three seats on the Dallas County Community College District board. I think I’ve been pretty clear about why it’s important to vote in school board elections. Something around […]

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Dallas Public Schools: DCAD vs. Fair Market Value

By Bethany Erickson / April 29, 2016 / 3 Comments

As you’ve probably read by now, the Dallas Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted 5-3 last night to purchase the building at 9400 N. Central Expressway in a bid to consolidate the district’s various departments that are currently spread all over Dallas County. We can debate the merits of having a building where hundreds […]

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Election Day 101: Why You Should Go Vote

By Bethany Erickson / April 29, 2016 / 4 Comments

A whole lot of ugly politics has happened during the last few weeks of this school board election. And if you’re like me, you’re dismayed by the antics of people you respected, worried about whether this signals a new round of hostilities at board meetings, and probably just flat out tired of it. You may […]

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