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Mockingbird Elementary Gets A Grade, And So Does This House

By Bethany Erickson / September 28, 2019 / 0 Comments
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The M Streets are popular — it’s not unusual to see homes in the area snapped up quicker than they can get listed. And while its proximity to Lower Greenville is part of its selling point, we posit that the other selling point is its neighborhood school — Mockingbird Elementary. What do parents love about […]

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Marsalis Elementary One of 20 Schools to Get $50K Innovation Grant

By Bethany Erickson / September 21, 2019 / 0 Comments
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On Friday, 20 Dallas ISD schools — including Marsalis Elementary — got extremely exciting news: They had been chosen for a $50,000 innovation grant that would allow them to start new programs and utilize new education models. We first told readers about the  Innovation Engine Grant Program last month, when the district announced it was accepting applications […]

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Roosevelt High Slated for Upgrade, Construction Begins This Month

By Bethany Erickson / September 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Franklin D. Roosevelt High is about to get a huge update — more than 75 percent of the campus will soon become a construction zone. And when the dust settles, $36 million in improvements will bring in a new library, a restaurant, a fine arts addition, a competition gym, and classroom additions. In addition, a new […]

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South Oak Cliff High’s Soaring Popularity Sign of Good Things to Come

By Bethany Erickson / September 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Just a few scant years ago, saying you were buying a house in Oak Cliff would elicit what some called the “Oak Cliff Oh,” as if moving to the area required a thoughtful, tactful response. But times have changed. And perhaps one of the biggest success stories in Oak Cliff is the public school choices […]

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Why Should You Choose Your Neighborhood Dallas ISD School?

By Bethany Erickson / August 25, 2019 / 4 Comments
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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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Charming New Renovation Zoned for Terrific DA Hulcy STEAM

By Bethany Erickson / August 24, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Dallas ISD school board trustee Joyce Foreman has a lot to brag about in her district these days, and that includes DA Hulcy STEAM Middle School. “I certainly think there are some good stories about schools in Southwest Oak Cliff,” Foreman told us. “We recently turned an elementary school into a TAG Magnet, there is […]

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