Dallas ISD School Board

Dallas ISD District 9 Election Could Decide Fate of Potential TRE

By Bethany Erickson / April 27, 2018 / 0 Comments
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In this month’s budget workshop, the drumbeat got a little louder: a Tax Ratification Election would be needed (and an increase passed) to continue some of the vital programs that have kept Dallas ISD’s academic trajectory on a laudable level. And now, just a couple of weeks before a school board trustee election, many look […]

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Dallas ISD Discusses Plans for Long-Term IR Schools

By Bethany Erickson / January 26, 2018 / 0 Comments
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With five schools facing closure, the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees heard plenty last night from the parents of students attending those schools — but there aren’t a lot of options, district officials reiterated. Four of the schools — Carr Elementary, Titche Elementary, Ray Learning Center and Edison Middle — have been on the state’s […]

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Election Day 101: Pinkerton, Faz Duke It Out for District 7 Seat

By Bethany Erickson / April 23, 2016 / 13 Comments

I will be honest – I’ve been dreading this snapshot for the District 7 election. It’s the final one, and every day that has passed has only made me more nauseous when I look at how nasty the Dallas Independent School District’s District 7 race has gotten. It’s gotten bad enough that I’m actually going to move […]

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Election Day 101: Two Challenge Incumbent in District 5 Race

By Bethany Erickson / April 23, 2016 / 0 Comments

In our third installment looking at the Dallas Independent School District’s school board election, we will be looking at District 5, which includes Oak Lawn, Wilmer, West Dallas, Hutchins and parts of east Oak Cliff. Incumbent Lew Blackburn, Marquis Hawkins, and Linda Wilkerson-Wynn are running. One of the highest-profile issues facing District 5 right now […]

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Election Day 101: Three Running for District 4

By Bethany Erickson / April 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

(Note: At the time of writing this story, Educate Dallas’ endorsements were not readily available. Since this morning, I received a press release regarding their endorsement for this race, and have updated the story throughout accordingly.) Not to sound like a broken record, but the fact that three of the four races for school board […]

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Dallas Public Schools: How to Keep an Eye on School Board Meetings (and Still Eat Dinner)

By Bethany Erickson / September 2, 2015 / 0 Comments

So, you probably feel like you should be keeping an eye on the school board meetings. But those meetings, you hear, can be marathon sessions of wrangling and hyperbole and you have a four-year-old to put to bed. You have sleeping to do. You have a life to live. This is probably why I got […]

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