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THUMB AWARD DISD: Gaining Ground

By D Magazine |

Thumbs up to those schools in the Dallas Independent School District that chalked up gains in the continuing battle to improve the quality of Dallas public education. The percentage of students who failed one subject in the first six weeks of the fall term dropped by almost 10 percent. It’s unacceptable that 46.4 percent of DISD students still fail at least one subject, but progress is progress. The most impressive improvements were seen in those schools that embraced the state-mandated reforms and then upped the ante-like Cary Middle School’s “No Work-No Eat” program, which requires completion of the morning’s academic regimen before lunch.