Personalized Learning

Situated in Farmers Branch, Dallas ISD’s Chapel Hill Prep Is Hidden Gem

By Bethany Erickson / August 17, 2019 / 0 Comments
Chapel Hill

The 2019 school accountability scores were issued by the Texas Education Agency this week (more on that next week), just in time for this week’s School + House, where we head to the one Dallas ISD school in Farmers Branch — Chapel Hill Preparatory.  Full disclosure — we’re a newly-minted Chapel Hill family. But what […]

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Completely Remodeled Townhome Close to Dan D. Rogers Elementary

By Bethany Erickson / July 27, 2019 / 0 Comments

Dallas ISD’s Dan D. Rogers Elementary is a quiet powerhouse of a school that, helmed by 2016 Principal of the Year Lisa Lovato, uses personalized learning to help students learn at their own pace, and in ways that interest them the most. If you’ve never heard of personalized learning, one of the simplest ways I’ve […]

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Adorable Ranch Zoned for Birdie Alexander Has Us Atwitter

By Bethany Erickson / May 18, 2019 / 1 Comment

This adorable Midcentury Ranch in Wolf Creek is so special it already had a contingent offer after four days on the market. Zoned for this week’s Dallas ISD best school, Birdie Alexander Elementary, it’s a great example (the second for today) of what you can get for the $100,000 range in Dallas. This home is […]

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Low Enrollment At Some Campuses Spurs Revamp Strategy for Dallas ISD

By Bethany Erickson / March 23, 2018 / 0 Comments
Dallas ISD

It was a busy and productive monthly meeting of the Dallas ISD board of trustees Thursday evening, with much of the night centered on the creation of two new choice schools and an update on the Accelerating Campus Excellence program. The district’s ACE program has been partly responsible for the turnaround of several Improvement Required […]

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Great Schools, Great Neighborhoods — and Great Prices for Every Budget

By Bethany Erickson / August 7, 2017 / 1 Comment

We all know the market is tight in Dallas. But when you’re looking for a home as a family, there’s another thing to factor in besides price and square footage: the schools. Last year, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate asked me to take a look at the neighborhoods around some schools that might be more unfamiliar […]

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