Turn and Talks

Tune In: Bethany Erickson Chats About Dallas ISD and Real Estate in Turn and Talks Podcast

By Joanna England / August 2, 2016 / 0 Comments

We couldn’t be more pleased to have Bethany Erickson on our team. She’s our dedicated education reporter, covering a contentious school board election, expounding on Dallas ISD’s ongoing struggle to expand pre-K, and dissecting the relationship between real estate and education. Erickson, who doesn’t shy from the difficult subjects, sat down with the Dallas ISD education […]

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Election Day 101: Early Voting for Runoff Begins Today

By Bethany Erickson / June 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

So we’re still working on getting District 2 representation on the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees because basically nobody voted in the election. Less than five percent voted in the election in May, forcing a runoff between Dustin Marshall and Mita Havlick. Remember this map? This is the map that showed how poorly […]

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Dallas Public Schools: A Long-Read on Elementary School Suspensions

By Bethany Erickson / May 20, 2016 / 3 Comments

I’ve been working on this deep dive into national and local policy and data regarding discipline for almost a week now, ever since trustee Miguel Solis introduced a proposal to ban most suspensions at the pre-K through second grade level, and place a moratorium on them in the third through fifth grade level at a […]

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