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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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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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The East Dallas Report: Will That Drop in Stonewall Jackson’s Academic Ratings Rattle Lakewood Real Estate?

By Candy Evans / October 5, 2011 / 0 Comments

By Bruce Felps, editor of the East Dallas Times Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, near the border of the M Streets-Greenland Hills neighborhood, recently took an academic rating hit from the Texas Education Agency. TEA dropped Stonewall’s rating from “exemplary” to “acceptable,” a drop of two rungs in the course of one school year. The decline […]

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