Dallas ISD Discusses Plans for Long-Term IR Schools

By Bethany Erickson / January 26, 2018 / 0 Comments
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With five schools facing closure, the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees heard plenty last night from the parents of students attending those schools — but there aren’t a lot of options, district officials reiterated. Four of the schools — Carr Elementary, Titche Elementary, Ray Learning Center and Edison Middle — have been on the state’s […]

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With State Guidelines Late, Dallas ISD Makes Plans for IR Schools

By Bethany Erickson / December 13, 2017 / 0 Comments
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Dallas ISD has a bit of a quandary — they need to formulate a plan for what to do with the four long-term “improvement required” schools on its books, but guidelines that go with a new law regarding the other options haven’t been provided by the state yet. The new law, which was passed in […]

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Dallas ISD Latest to Adopt District of Innovation Plan

By Bethany Erickson / May 26, 2017 / 0 Comments
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Dallas, Highland Park, and Ector County schools recently became the latest districts to opt for the “District of Innovation” status. Districts across Texas are grabbing hold of a 2015 law that allows them wider flexibility and control of everything from the start and end dates for the school year, class size, and length of a […]

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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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Dallas Public Schools: Committed, For Now

By Bethany Erickson / November 24, 2014 / 9 Comments

Last week, I wrote about the decisions we have coming up regarding real estate, and our son’s education. And I love, love, love all the reader feedback and comments. This week? This week I’d like to talk about our thought process thus far. My husband and I are products of public schools – albeit not […]

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