Dallas School Board

Election Day 101: Early Voting for Runoff Begins Today

By Bethany Erickson / June 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

So we’re still working on getting District 2 representation on the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees because basically nobody voted in the election. Less than five percent voted in the election in May, forcing a runoff between Dustin Marshall and Mita Havlick. Remember this map? This is the map that showed how poorly […]

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Dallas Public Schools: So You Want to Run for School Board? Here’s What You Should Know

By Bethany Erickson / May 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

So, you want to run for school board. First, I need to know if you’ve recently suffered a blow to the head. No? OK. Are you aware it’s an unpaid position that requires you to pretty much be on call 24/7? Yes? Did you know people will tweet you, comment on your Facebook wall (and […]

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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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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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Dallas Public Schools: A Chat with Miguel Solis

By Bethany Erickson / January 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

A conversation with Miguel Solis will leave you pretty freakin’ pumped about education in general, and Dallas ISD in particular. A few weeks ago, before the holidays, I met with the Dallas ISD school board president for coffee and a frank discussion about the public perception problems DISD has. One of the first things I told […]

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