Dallas County Schools

BREAKING: Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges

By Bethany Erickson / August 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

UPDATE: In a press conference held by the U.S. Attorney’s office, the IRS, and the FBI, it was revealed that Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway has pleaded guilty this morning to tax evasion and conspiracy to commit honest services/wire fraud. The councilman, who had been term limited out of office and then ran again against […]

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Dallas ISD Making Headway in Transportation Tasks, Bus Driver Hires

By Bethany Erickson / February 15, 2018 / 0 Comments
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As the committee charged with unspooling and winding down operations for Dallas County Schools continues to churn along, Dallas Independent School District is also getting its ducks — or rather, buses — in a row. At last week’s board briefing, trustees were introduced to the district’s new executive director of transportation, Dr. Kayne Smith, who […]

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The More You Know: Dallas ISD and Dallas County Schools Are Not the Same

By Bethany Erickson / November 14, 2017 / 2 Comments
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After last week’s vote to dismantle Dallas County Schools, I learned that there are a few people that — despite lots of news coverage that should explain the difference — think Dallas County Schools and Dallas ISD are the same thing. The day after the election, in fact, someone told me, “I voted to abolish […]

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Hinojosa Outlines Path Forward for Dallas ISD After Voters Opt Out of DCS

By Bethany Erickson / November 8, 2017 / 0 Comments
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A lot may be up in the air right now about how students will be transported after this year, Dallas ISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa does know that the district’s entry into the bus business was a reluctant — but necessary — one. Hinojosa met with reporters Wednesday morning and stressed that bus service would remain […]

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Election Results: Dallas County Schools Gets Nay, City Bond Props Are a Go

By Bethany Erickson / November 8, 2017 / 2 Comments
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Less than 7 percent of Dallas County registered voters cast ballots to decide the fate of Dallas County Schools — and those 83,209 voters (out of about 1.3 million registered voters in the county) chose to shutter the embattled school bus provider. “I think we put up a good fight given that we had zero […]

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Election Day Rundown Leaves You No Excuse Not to Vote

By Bethany Erickson / November 7, 2017 / 0 Comments
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Today is Election Day, and since there aren’t any candidates, very few will likely bother to vote, despite the fact that some very important things are on the ballot. How can I say that with such confidence? Early voting totals show that a little more than 2 percent of registered voters in Dallas County have […]

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