public schools

Why Should You Choose Your Neighborhood Dallas ISD School?

By Bethany Erickson / August 25, 2019 / 4 Comments
Dallas ISD

It happened again this week. Someone (in our comments section, no less) came in at a rate of speed somewhere between Miley Cyrus’s wrecking ball and the Kool-Aid man through a wall to utter this phrase: “Dallas ISD is failing.” Now, to anyone who has paid attention, we know this isn’t true. Anyone who is […]

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Pre-K Available to More Families in More Neighborhoods, Dallas ISD Says

By Candy's Dirt / July 30, 2019 / 0 Comments
Dallas ISD

From staff reports If you still haven’t nailed down pre-K yet, and you have a three or four-year-old, Dallas ISD has news: There’s a good chance you can find a spot anywhere in the city, no matter what your income is. Just before the July break, the district’s board of trustees approved a program that […]

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Dallas ISD School Board to Discuss — Again — Charter Partnerships

By Bethany Erickson / February 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

A month after a proposed policy to partner with nonprofits to run certain Dallas ISD schools was taken off the agenda for the Dallas ISD board of trustees regular meeting in January, the matter will once again be brought before the board at its briefing Thursday. Board briefings are held once a month, prior to […]

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Texas Legislature Gavels In: Bathrooms Out, Property Taxes and Schools In

By Bethany Erickson / January 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Bathrooms? That’s so 2017. The new hot legislative priorities lighting up Austin this legislative session are school finance and property taxes. Think I’m kidding? New House Speaker Dennis Bonnen put it on a cup — actually, every cup in the Senate lounge is now emblazoned with “School Finance Reform, The Time Is Now.” The session […]

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Goodbye No Child Left Behind, Hello Every Student Succeeds

By Bethany Erickson / January 8, 2016 / 0 Comments

In December, Congress approved a bill (and President Obama signed it into law) that would send the much-maligned No Child Left Behind to the glue factory once and for all. With No Child Left Behind, the involvement in education on the federal level was intense. High-stakes testing and uniform, rigorous goals that didn’t take into […]

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Dallas Public Schools: Where We Stand

By Bethany Erickson / March 20, 2015 / 10 Comments

When I last wrote, we were waiting word from Harry Stone Montessori as to whether Tiny made the cut. And, well, while he passed the assessments, with hundreds of kids vying for 45 spots, we weren’t horribly shocked when the letter said he did not get in. I mean, it would’ve been nice, yes. But realistically, […]

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