Today’s the first day of public school in Texas, and for at least one teacher, it’ll be a day of many firsts. Michael Latorre, a veteran teacher who was born in Puerto Rico, got his alternative certification to teach Spanish. And today, he makes his Dallas teaching debut at Pinkston High School.
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Ricky Rijos is ratcheting up his hoop dreams. Ricky, who’s a member of KERA’s Class of ’17, has left one private basketball coach for a new, pricier one – whose clients include NBA and top college players. As part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, here’s a glimpse inside the big-dollar world of youth sports.
More details emerged Tuesday about Walter Dansby’s forced departure as Fort Worth school superintendent.
The Fort Worth Star Telegram obtained a copy of a March 25 evaluation of Dansby. The document said the then-superintendent needed improvement in four of six areas. Eight of nine trustees scored him as failing to meet expectations.
Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles announced Friday afternoon that he has fired 15 employees, including coaches and central staff members, over a student athlete recruiting scandal.Read more at KERA News
Four Dallas ISD teachers have been chosen to help write the home-rule school charter. Of the 15 commission members, four must be teachers.Read more at KERA News
With the clock ticking, the Dallas school board Friday afternoon began the process of picking those who will write the new home-rule charter that could change how the district is run. The task may seem simple, but isn’t.
Home Ec is a distant memory compared to today’s culinary arts classes. Just take a look at the program in the kitchen at Wilmer Hutchins High School, home of some award-winning students.
The Texas non-profit, Children At Risk, ranked the state’s top schools, and in north Texas, four of the top five high schools are in the Dallas Independent School District. Most are magnet schools.
Tech whiz Skylar Tibbits is an artist, architect and full professor at MIT with his own lab. And he just turned 29. Tibbits has grabbed global interest with his research into “self-assembly.” That’s where man-made objects build themselves. This stuff is cat nip for college STEM students. Tibbits talked to some in Dallas recently.
The school bus of the future is here now for kids in Dallas County Schools. At first peek, you may notice nothing new. But there are security cameras inside and out, a GPS tracker and alerts, seatbelts, even a thumb print ID scanner