Dallas public schools

Pre-K Available to More Families in More Neighborhoods, Dallas ISD Says

By Candy's Dirt / July 30, 2019 / 0 Comments
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From staff reports If you still haven’t nailed down pre-K yet, and you have a three or four-year-old, Dallas ISD has news: There’s a good chance you can find a spot anywhere in the city, no matter what your income is. Just before the July break, the district’s board of trustees approved a program that […]

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Dallas Public Schools: Now, About That 13 cents

By Bethany Erickson / August 3, 2016 / 17 Comments
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Hooboy. I’ve gotten some heated emails about the Dallas Independent School District’s announcement that it would be asking voters for a 13-cent increase in property taxes come November. And I get it. But I also think that many of the folks that emailed me, or that I’ve seen railing against it on social media, have […]

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Dallas Public Schools: As Trustee Elections Near, Endorsements Roll In

By Bethany Erickson / March 2, 2016 / 2 Comments

Now that the date to file to run for a trustee seat in Dallas Independent Schools Board of Trustees has passed, I thought we could talk a bit about who is running, and how and when endorsements will begin to shake out. First, the candidates. Districts 4, 5, and 7 are part of the general […]

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Hit the Playground: Dallas ISD Board Votes for Mandatory Recess, Expanded Pre-K

By Bethany Erickson / January 29, 2016 / 1 Comment

“I get 15 minutes of recess, now I want 100 minutes,” an adorable student told Dallas Independent Schools trustees last night as several of her peers also stood up to talk about how recess would help their school day. Dallas ISD Trustee Dan Micciche took up the cause last month, and while students didn’t get […]

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Dallas Public Schools: Making the Case for Recess

By Bethany Erickson / December 9, 2015 / 2 Comments

Any adult of a certain age (cough) can tell you about recess at school. I remember having three recesses – two quick 15 minute excursions outside in the morning and afternoon, and about 30 minutes or so at lunch. Occasionally you’d get in trouble and have to sit on a square – but you were […]

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Dallas Public Schools: It’s Official – Hinojosa’s at the Helm

By Bethany Erickson / October 6, 2015 / 0 Comments
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To nobody’s surprise, the Dallas school board voted 6-1 to approve the hiring of former Dallas ISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa to his old post permanently. He had been serving as interim superintendent of Dallas public schools since June. The lone dissenting vote was Joyce Foreman. Hinojosa will be paid $350,000 a year, and will still […]

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