Racial Equity Office update on Dallas ISD

In an effort to better balance the cultural scales of education and opportunity for local scholars, the Dallas Independent School District’s Racial Equity Office was established in 2018. Its goal was “to identify and remove obstacles to creating a level ...

Governor raves about Dallas ISD teacher incentive pay program. But it’s hard to replicate.

When third-grade reading teacher Natasha Boone told her peers she was considering a job at Titche Elementary School, a chronically low-performing school known for its low test scores and rowdy classrooms, they all asked, “Why?”

Update: Dallas Metropolitan school districts

Trustees have approved the recommendations of a salary study conducted by the Texas Association of School Boards calling for mid-year salary increases for certain job positions in Food and Child Nutrition Services, Police and Security, Maintenance and Facility Services, Construction ...

Performing arts studies opens in Southern Dallas

Based on the success of the collegiate academy model, a new fine arts collegiate academy is launching at Wilmer Hutchins High School next school year.

Voting rights suit prompts changes in Richardson ISD elections

Following a voting rights challenge to the way it elects its school board members, Richardson ISD has agreed to adopt a new election system that could give voters of color more say in who represents them.

A demand for a quality and equitable education, Part II: A district’s changing face

Stretching from the northern corners of Dallas into the suburban areas of Richardson and Garland, Richardson ISD has seen its once-miniscule Hispanic population become the biggest demographic group in its schools over the last few decades – a pattern that ...

A demand for a quality and equitable education:

In Karen Hill’s eyes, not much has changed since her father’s unsuccessful bid for Richardson Independent School District’s board in 1963.

Two new talented and gifted schools to open in Oak Cliff

The Dallas Independent School District will open the Roger Q. Mills School for the Talented and Gifted and Mark Twain School for the Talented and Gifted in August.

Three Dallas ISD schools nominated for National Blue Ribbon honors

Three Dallas ISD schools are among only 26 in Texas nominated for the 2019 National Blue Ribbon School award. Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet, Walnut Hill Elementary School and Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School are the district nominees.

The state of education in Houston’s Black community

A spirit of hope and change hovered over the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center in Houston’s historic Third Ward community Nov. 15, as dozens of engaged parents, educators, elected officials and community members were on hand at the Black Parents’ Town Hall ...

Billy Earl Dade Middle School counselor is a finalist for national award

The American School Counselor Association has announced that Billy Earl Dade Middle School counselor, Nwakaego Edordu, is 1 of 6 finalists for the 2019 School Counselor of the Year awards program.

Whole-child approach, teamwork boost George W. Truett

George W. Truett Elementary is 1 of 13 Dallas ISD campuses to get off the Improvement Required list, which is based on ratings from the state. There are several reasons Truett is a school where great things are happening.

Texas education board set to approve curriculum some say is historically inaccuarate

Approaching the podium, Dallas middle school teacher Ron Francis faced the circle of 15 large, wooden desks at the Texas State Board of Education’s September meeting. The board was discussing changes to the social studies curriculum standards, the result of ...

‘The Blood of Heroes Never Dies’

In November 2015, Richland College was home to a sea of 5,171 red ceramic poppies – one poppy for every Texas soldier killed in World War I. A lone white poppy represented the single Texas nurse reported to have also ...

Leading Dunbar Learning Center to next level

When Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center Principal Alpher Garrett-Jones started setting up for the school year’s first Parent Teacher Association meeting, she fielded questions on why they should set up so many chairs. After all, only three people signed in ...