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Local coverage on education, DISD reporting, and daily conversations on the current school system in Dallas.

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Education

How Dallas ISD Landed On Its New Superintendent

Just how the heck did DISD lure its new superintendent away from Austin? Show your work.
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We Asked Teachers: Should State Lawmakers Be Required to Serve as Substitutes?

Lawmakers in Louisiana are considering a proposal that would have state representatives serving as volunteer substitute teachers to get a better idea of what teachers face. We asked North Texas instructors if they thought Texas should do the same.
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Nursing

UT Arlington Is Taking on the Rural Nursing Shortage

The university is launching the Center for Rural Health and Nursing to offer continuing education, nursing degrees, and study health outcomes in rural communities.
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Education

Teacher Trauma: Rebuilding After the North Dallas Tornado

Cary Middle School and Thomas Jefferson High School were gone in a matter of moments. What came next took much longer. Here is how the district, its teachers, and some helpful nonprofits navigated the next few years after the tornado.
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Education

Texas Trees Foundation Is Giving Away 500 Trees to Some Dallas Residents  

The organization is on a mission to beautify the neighborhoods around four Dallas elementary schools. Here's how you can get involved.

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Education

Panel Discussion: Improving Job and Career Readiness in Dallas ISD

The March 10 event will focus on workforce pipeline initiatives—where they're headed and what it means for the North Texas business community.
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Education

The Most Important School in Texas

Dade Middle School was a disaster. Then it showed legislators what education reform (and testing) can achieve.
By Jim Schutze
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Education

‘Non-Partisan’ School Board Runoff Is Partisan-‘Til-You-Drop

But is the challenger, Nancy Rodriguez, even the Democrat she claims to be?
By Jim Schutze
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Education

After Pandemic Learning Loss, Not Everybody Thinks Lower Goals for Dallas Kids Are a Great Idea

New Dallas ISD board member Joe Carreon wonders who would be helped by lowered expectations: the kids or the adults?
By Jim Schutze