public education

Faith Community, Local Leaders Gather To Honor Dallas ‘Hero for Texas Children’

By Bethany Erickson / October 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

It may have been unusually — for Dallas — chilly Thursday morning, but the warmth inside First United Methodist Church downtown was effusive when an organization of faith leaders held a breakfast gathering to talk about their unified efforts to advocate for public education. Pastors for Texas Children members were also there to honor the […]

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The Honor Role: “We the People” — What You Need to Know About Election Day

By Bethany Erickson / October 9, 2018 / 0 Comments
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One of Dallas’ newest offerings in learning about public education locally has quickly become one of our favorites —a podcast lead by Leadership ISD alums Bryan Tony (also the director of public policy for TREC Dallas) and Taylor Shead (CEO at STEMuli Education) called “The Honor Role.” The podcast, which is produced in partnership with Leadership […]

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As Dallas Mulls TRE, State Plans On Contributing Less to Public Education

By Bethany Erickson / September 13, 2018 / 2 Comments
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As Dallas ISD advocates begin ramping up the campaign to pass a 13-cent Tax Ratification Election (or TRE) in November, news that will likely irritate more property owners came down the pike during a state budget hearing: The state will contribute less toward public education in the next two years. In yesterday’s budget panel meeting, […]

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Nobody Likes You: A Through F Gets an F When it Comes To Measuring a School’s Success

By Bethany Erickson / January 12, 2017 / 2 Comments

It’s been about a week since Texas released its first “what-if” A through F grades for school districts and schools — a measure adopted by the last Texas legislature, ostensibly as a way to tell parents how their district and schools were doing. And in that time, 219-and-counting school districts have adopted resolutions against it. […]

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