The Dallas School Board has adopted a $1.2 billion budget that leaves intact some of the superintendent’s controversial projects despite attempts to de-fund them. The budget will also cover a 2 percent pay raise for teachers and support staff.Read more at KERA News
Monthly Archives: June 2013
At their first meeting since three top DISD leaders quit their posts,Dallasschool trustees could discuss the future and possible elimination of the superintendent’sLeadershipAcademy. Created last year by Mike Miles, the $4 to $5 million district school trains future principals and other leaders.
Critics question the high price. Proponents say it needs more time to be fairly tested.
Trustees are also scheduled to discuss and adopt next year’s DISD budget of more than $1.2 billion.
The 17th annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School fair is set for Thursday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.Read more at KERA News
After just three months on the job, the Dallas school district’s most recent communications chief, Rebecca Rodriguez, has quit. Her resignation is effective immediately.Read more at KERA News
Some Irving high school students are sweating through summer school, but not because they need better grades. They’re in entrepreneur camp, and at the end of the week, campers will compete for cash prizes that could help launch a business.Read more at KERA News
Two more top chiefs in DISD Superintendent Mike Miles’s cabinet are leaving. At the same time, Miles announced the promotion of four employees who will become cabinet members.Read more at KERA News
Imagine a public school district that gives iPads to every single student. It's happening. And it's happening in the country's second-largest school system -- Los Angeles Unified School District.Read more at KERA News
Irving’s school board appears split over the possibility of bringing corporal punishment back to the district after a five year absence.Read more at KERA News
More than 240 Dallas students who had quit school got their diplomas over the weekend. In a continuation of KERA’s American Graduate project, Shelley Kofler looks at how they beat the odds.Read more at KERA News
For eighth grade students heading to high school, summer’s supposed to be a fun time. But for one Mesquite girl, it’s been kind of stressful. In this installment of KERA’s series Class of ’17, we meet Alex Gutierrez who didn’t have the math grades to get into the private high school she wanted. Now, she’s going to have to get through summer school to advance to the ninth grade.Read more at KERA News