Monthly Archives: June 2013

DISD board meets for first time since 3 cabinet level people left


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.

Alex Gutierrez

Meet The Class of ’17: Summer School First, Then High School


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.

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