Dallas Independent School District

Election Day 101: Early Voting Begins Today

By Bethany Erickson / April 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

Just a friendly reminder that early voting in the Dallas Independent School District school board election for districts 2, 4, 5 and 7 begins today. During early voting, you can vote anywhere in Dallas County. Early voting will continue until May 3. Election Day for these races is May 7.

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Polls Close, City and State Await Results

By Bethany Erickson / November 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

UPDATE, 11:45 p.m.: Some final numbers, and a brief round up of some other races. All told, out of 1,199,726 registered voters in Dallas County, 108,607 ballots were cast, meaning turnout in Dallas County was 9.05 percent. Some other returns you might be interested in, including the state proposition votes: Prop 1 – 87.53 percent […]

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Dallas Public Schools: District to Launch Own Crowdfunding Program

By Bethany Erickson / October 30, 2015 / 1 Comment

At first, the news sounded kind of perplexing and ominous. Late last night, I was apprised of a memo that went out to Dallas Independent School District principals. The memo, folks said, banned the use of certain crowdfunding sites to raise funds for anything involving the district. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and Donors Choose have become […]

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Dallas Public Schools: Should We Stay or Should We Go Now?

By Bethany Erickson / November 18, 2014 / 20 Comments

  When my husband bought the home we live in now – a 1950s bungalow in Midway Hollow – he was a bachelor. He told me several times during our courtship that he bought the house thinking that he would sell it when he got married, because three bedrooms and ONE bathroom is kind of […]

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If Lakewood Schools Splinter From DISD, How Will That Affect Property Values?

By Joanna England / November 1, 2013 / 18 Comments

Thanks to a Facebook page started by former State Rep. Allen Vaught, meetings with Dallas ISD trustee Mike Morath, and a growing groundswell of support, talk is picking up about Woodrow Wilson High School and it’s feeder campuses splintering from Dallas ISD to form their own school district. It’s an interesting idea, one that would either […]

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LocalDwelling.com Lease of the Week: Lakewood Schools Make This 3-Bedroom Home Fit For a Family

By Joanna England / September 18, 2013 / 0 Comments

As public campuses inside Dallas ISD increase their upward momentum, so are the values of homes in the vicinity of top-performing schools. There’s no better example of that than Lakewood, where homes inside the Lakewood Elementary attendance area are highly sought after. If you need a home for a family with great schools that is […]

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