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D Magazine DISD 2008

Education

F.A.Q.

Wherein we answer six common questions put to us by our neighbors.
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Indispensable Man

The Dallas public schools were rotten. Then a semi-retired civic leader decided enough was enough.
By Wick Allison
Education

Mentors for Troubled Kids

How some business leaders step in to help kids who need hope.
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Education

Saving the Worst School

How Texas Instruments tackled a South Dallas school to prove to the nation that education reform can work.
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Education

The Foundation of a Turnaround

How a former real estate executive came to see that the city’s future lay in its school district.
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The Super

DISD’s top man, Dr. Michael Hinojosa, has made progress. But now he faces the battle of his life.
By Mark Stuertz
Education

Competing for Minds

A second revolution is reshaping public schools, as charters educate poor kids – and even make schools around them better.
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Education

Hitting the Worst Problem Head-On

DISD takes radical steps to curb its dropout rate.
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Keeping Score

To improve in all areas, DISD is grading schools—and handing those report cards to parents.
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Education

Mapping Excellence

In 2008, DISD saw its number of schools rated “Exemplary” and “Recognized” more than double, to 103. This followed Dallas students improving their TAKS scores in nearly every grade and subject.
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Education

Minority Report

Don’t be scared to put your white kids in diverse schools.
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Parents Plunge In

To improve their schools, parents will do anything, from counseling kids to unclogging toilets.
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Tough Leaders

It all starts with the principals. These four provide case studies in how a school can be turned around.
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When Private Money Matters

To create and reinforce excellence in the public schools requires plenty of civic help. Case in point: Booker T.
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