Miguel Solis

Dallas ISD Trustee’s Newborn In Fight of Her Young Life

By Bethany Erickson / March 23, 2018 / 0 Comments
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As any parent can tell you, from the first time you discover you’ll be one until well, forever, a huge piece of your heart is never yours alone anymore. And from the first wail in the delivery room — or meeting, in the case of adoption, this phenomenon occurs: that part of your heart is […]

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Downtown Business Owners, Community Leaders Provide Christmas Boost for Homeless Students

By Bethany Erickson / December 14, 2017 / 0 Comments
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As the holiday season approaches, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of providing Christmas cheer for family and friends — and it’s equally easy to forget that not everyone will have a home to go to for the holidays. Such is the case for the thousands of Dallas ISD students […]

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Dallas Elections Attract Bumper Crop of Filers

By Bethany Erickson / February 20, 2017 / 3 Comments
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Fourteen Dallas City Council seats and three Dallas Independent School District trustee seats are up for grabs on May 6. I’ll start saying this early — as I always do: It can cost somewhere around $1 million to hold an election, and in most May Dallas elections, we see less than 10 percent of voters […]

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Dallas ISD’s SPF Has Many Applications

By Bethany Erickson / January 18, 2017 / 1 Comment

Last week, I wrote about the cockamamie A through F rating system. In a throwaway line, I mentioned talking about vouchers. But before I do that, I need to back up and talk about SPF. No, not the sunscreen (although you should wear some, my doctor says). This is something that I think gives a much […]

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Dallas Public Schools: A Long-Read on Elementary School Suspensions

By Bethany Erickson / May 20, 2016 / 3 Comments

I’ve been working on this deep dive into national and local policy and data regarding discipline for almost a week now, ever since trustee Miguel Solis introduced a proposal to ban most suspensions at the pre-K through second grade level, and place a moratorium on them in the third through fifth grade level at a […]

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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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