Education

More Than 100 Students Expected at the Dallas Builders Show

By Candy's Dirt / October 31, 2018 / 1 Comment

From Staff Reports When it comes to skilled workers, Dallas and North Texas are feeling the pinch. To help generate interest in trade education, the Dallas Builders Association has partnered with Dallas ISD campuses, mentoring students and offering real-life experience through the building trades program. On Nov. 13, more than 100 Dallas ISD students, including […]

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Dallas ISD Hosts “School Shopping” Event at FIG

By Candy's Dirt / October 28, 2018 / 0 Comments
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Choice schools? Magnet schools? Neighborhood schools? What is the best choice for your child? Dallas ISD is aiming to help parents and families navigate those choices with a school shopping event at Fashion Institute Gallery on Nov. 3. The event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will allow parents to visit […]

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Dallas ISD Trustees Make Unusual Move to Reassure TRE Voters

By Bethany Erickson / October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments
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In a bid to reassure voters, Dallas ISD trustees took the unusual move adopting a resolution that pledges to spend the first projected surplus a tax ratification election, or TRE , could produce on specific initiatives, including one that strategically increases employee salaries. But the move was not without a lot of debate.   Trustee […]

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Pinkerton Explains Proposed TRE Resolution Before Board Thursday

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / October 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: On Aug. 16, the Dallas ISD board of trustees voted 7-1 to put a 13-cent Tax Ratification Election (or TRE) on the Nov. 6 ballot. District 7 Trustee Audrey Pinkerton has proposed a resolution regarding the funds garnered from that property tax rate increase, should voters approve it. We asked her to explain […]

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Faith Community, Local Leaders Gather To Honor Dallas ‘Hero for Texas Children’

By Bethany Erickson / October 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

It may have been unusually — for Dallas — chilly Thursday morning, but the warmth inside First United Methodist Church downtown was effusive when an organization of faith leaders held a breakfast gathering to talk about their unified efforts to advocate for public education. Pastors for Texas Children members were also there to honor the […]

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The Honor Role: “We the People” — What You Need to Know About Election Day

By Bethany Erickson / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments
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One of Dallas’ newest offerings in learning about public education locally has quickly become one of our favorites —a podcast lead by Leadership ISD alums Bryan Tony (also the director of public policy for TREC Dallas) and Taylor Shead (CEO at STEMuli Education) called “The Honor Role.” The podcast, which is produced in partnership with Leadership […]

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