Miguel Solis

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: 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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Dallas Public Schools: My Goodness, the Choices!

By Bethany Erickson / December 10, 2014 / 7 Comments

Saturday morning, the Mister, Tiny and I drove over to Ellis Field house to attend the DISD magnet school fair. We left kind of stunned. A good stunned, though, because even with our two years of research and question-asking and review seeking, we were still surprised by the sheer volume of choice offered to families […]

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