Dan Micciche

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: 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: Mike Miles Lives to Fight Another Day

By Bethany Erickson / May 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

I’ll have more later after I’ve had time to go through my notes, but brief rundown of tonight’s called meeting of the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees, with the lone item on the agenda being a discussion of superintendent Mike Miles’ employment status was contentious, and that may even be an understatement. The meeting lasted […]

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Election Day 101: Six Vie for Three Seats on Dallas ISD Board of Trustees

By Bethany Erickson / April 24, 2015 / 4 Comments

Did you know it costs somewhere in the neighborhood of one million dollars – $1 million of our tax dollars – for Dallas ISD’s portion of a May election? And did you know next to nobody votes in May elections? Because it’s true. That being said, it is ridiculously easy to vote (provided you have […]

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