Education

Best of 2018: Dallas ISD Did Something Amazing, and Everyone Should Know About It

By Bethany Erickson / December 26, 2018 / 1 Comment
Dallas ISD

[Editor’s note: Merry Christmas! This week, we’re taking time off to focus on our loved ones, so we are sharing some of our favorite stories from this year. Keep an eye out for our top features from the archives as we rest and get ready for a brilliant 2019! Cheers, from Candy and the entire staff […]

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Dallas ISD CFO’s Retirement Announced at Board Meeting

By Bethany Erickson / December 19, 2018 / 0 Comments
Dallas ISD

The good news? The Dallas ISD is on firm financial footing. The not-so-great news, but with a silver lining? The chief financial officer brought in to correct course feels confident enough to retire — again. Dallas ISD CFO Larry Throm lead the board through the district’s financial report during the Dec. 13 board meeting. After […]

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Champions School of Real Estate Celebrates 35 Years of Success

By Joanna England / November 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

The typical gift for a 35th anniversary is jade, but Champions School of Real Estate founder Rita Santamaria is getting two brand new campues for the company she created in December of 1983. Though the journey from a single-classroom office off of Pebblebend Drive to the nine-campus network of today wasn’t always smooth, it’s definitely […]

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So About That School Board Meeting …

By Bethany Erickson / November 19, 2018 / 1 Comment

It was one of the more odd school board meetings I’ve covered, and I once watched a superintendent get fired over a $50,000 corrugated metal building, and sat through a back and forth about two percent versus whole milk that ended in tears. But last Thursday’s regularly called Dallas ISD board of trustees meeting ranks […]

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Cold Weather Will Impact Vulnerable Homeless Dallas ISD Students

By Bethany Erickson / November 14, 2018 / 0 Comments
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As Ashley Warren stood shivering outside the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center Tuesday as dignitaries and partners cut the ribbon on the first phase of the drop-in center for Dallas ISD’s homeless youth, she realized something — her office was about to get even busier than usual. Marshall is the manager of the district’s homeless […]

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Collin College Breaks Ground on The Construction Industry’s Future

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / November 7, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Phil Crone Executive Officer, Dallas Builders Association  Craig Johnson had no idea who, if anyone, would turn up for Collin College’s first construction management course offerings. The newly hired instructor only had a few weeks to get the program up and running. Johnson expected around five students. He ended up with nearly 20. These […]

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