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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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New Dallas ISD Initiatives Coming To a Neighborhood Near You

By Bethany Erickson / August 10, 2019 / 0 Comments
Dallas ISD

We hear a lot about magnet schools in Dallas ISD, but what about the great neighborhood schools? Are they just as innovative? The answer is likely yes, and if it isn’t a resounding yes, it just might be soon, the district said, thanks to new initiatives aimed at bringing the innovation you see in magnets […]

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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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Seven Schools Added To Dallas ISD Dual Language Program

By Bethany Erickson / July 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

We’ve mentioned Dallas ISD’s very popular Two-Way Dual Language Spanish Immersion program before — it’s become quite the draw at many of the more than 60 schools that now offer it. The program places native English speakers and native Spanish speakers in the same class, and together, each student learns to read, write, and speak […]

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New Pinkston, And a New (To You) House? Check It Out

By Bethany Erickson / July 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you know you have high schoolers in the future, and you’ve been wanting to get into North Oak Cliff, we have news: You could have a new (to you) house and a brand-spankin’ new L.G. Pinkston High by 2021, with the former coming much sooner than that. But you’ll need to get a move […]

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Blanton Gets An A, and So Does This Updated Traditional

By Bethany Erickson / July 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Just in case you missed it, Dallas ISD’s Annie Webb Blanton Elementary in the Riverway Estates-Bruton Terrace neighborhood in Pleasant Grove has had quite the turnaround — from not meeting state standards five years in a row to an A in the state’s A-F accountability ratings. It’s almost impossible to overstate the strides the school […]

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