Posts tagged Dallas Independent School District

Teachers On The Edge: Visa Problems Plague School Districts Around The Country


Nearly 80 teachers in the Dallas Independent School District face deportation when their visas expire later this year.

Bill Zeeble/KERA News

Nearly 80 teachers in the Dallas Independent School District face deportation when their visas expire later this year.

 

In Garland, two dozen teachers are still in limbo. Recruited from other countries, they’re on the verge of losing their jobs and being deported when their H1-B visas expire. They’re not alone. School systems and teachers across the country – and just down the highway in Dallas – are dealing with similar visa problems.

The KERA Radio story

 

Read More

In his world geography class, Joel Luera is learning how to analyze and research material. His teacher, Jonathan Martin, says Joel is inquisitive and likes talking about global politics and the world economy.

Class Of ’17: Going To School Is Not Debatable For Samuell High Student


Ninth-grader Joel Luera is a smart kid in a tough neighborhood. Sometimes other kids don’t get why he’s so studious. He loves to read – so much that he’s in a book club at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas. Joel is the latest kid to join KERA’s series Class of ’17 – a five-year project following a group of North Texas students from 8th grade to graduation. It’s part of the national public media initiative American Graduate. Read More

photo(2)

Public-Private Partnership Helps Turn Dallas Students Into Future Leaders


Keeping kids focused on school is a challenge for any educator. Getting them to reach higher is even more challenging. As part of our Class of 17 series, we take a look at how a local law firm created an unusual alliance between private and public schools.

The KERA Radio story

Read More

Pablo Valverde, 85, drives to his ESL class every morning. He's always on time and usually wears one of several hats his daughter gave him. He says he'll keep going to school for as long as he's able to.

‘It’s Never Too Late To Learn,’ Says 85-Year-Old Student Studying English


Learning a new language isn’t easy. It’s even harder if you haven’t been to school in decades. That hasn’t stopped 85-year-old Pablo Valverde, who’s setting an example for his younger classmates.

The KERA Radio story

Read More

Joel Luera and Michael Gasaway are two of the students in Samuell's Early College High School book club.

Boys Can Be Bookish, Too


When you think of book clubs, you don’t necessarily think of boys. And when you look at the most recent Nation’s Report Card, the scores reveal that boys don’t fare as well as girls on reading tests. Here’s one book club that’s bucking that trend.

Read More

Parents Want Out Of Dallas Public Schools, Call For New District


A group of parents led by former State Rep. Allen Vaught is pushing for its own school district in the White Rock area. A Facebook page in support of the effort has been created and there's talk of holding a meeting next.

Lakewood PTA

A group of parents led by former State Rep. Allen Vaught is pushing for its own school district in the White Rock area. He’s created a Facebook page in support of the effort and plans to hold a meeting to discuss the idea.

A group of parents who live around White Rock Lake in East Dallas wants to split from the Dallas Independent School District. That’s right, the group wants to secede and create a new school district it’s calling White Rock ISD. But the hurdles are high.

Read More

Dallas Students Get To Eat For Free


All students in the Dallas Independent School Districts can now eat breakfast and lunch for free.

Dallas Independent School District

All students in the Dallas Independent School Districts can now eat breakfast and lunch for free.

Nearly 90 percent of students in Dallas public schools qualified for free and reduced-priced meals last year, and district officials say about that many could be eligible this year.

Processing that many meal applications costs money, so the district is changing the program by offering free breakfast and lunch to all of its students.

Read More

Short Timers: A Roll Call Of Dallas School Superintendents


A long line of leaders of Dallas schools has come and gone since August 1884 when a man named W. A. Boles was elected superintendent. KERA’s Shelley Kofler looks at this revolving door of superintendents in a story that aired today.

It’s worth noting, that in a quarter century, no Dallas school district superintendent has lasted more than six years. Through the years, there have been some retirements, resignations, firings, a few interims and even a prison sentence.

Read More

Homeless Children Getting A New Home


Vogel Alcove, a longtime champion of homeless children, has found larger digs. The Dallas Independent School District, which has a partnership with the nearly 25-year organization, said today that the group would be moving into the district’s former City Park Elementary School building south of downtown.

The new home will be four times larger than Vogel’s current location and will allow the organization to offer more services. The group serves children 6 weeks to 5 years old and provides free childcare and case management for families in local emergency and domestic violence shelters as well as housing programs.

According to the group, family homlessness has risen 36 percent during the past couple of years. On Thursday, some of the kids Vogel has helped will kick off the move and renovation of the new building by knocking down a faux wall.

Boosting Brain Power At Edison Middle School


Thomas Edison Middle Learning Center in West Dallas is set to become the first brain-trained center in the country. KERA’s BJ Austin reports that the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas is taking its Strategic Memory Advanced Reasoning Training program, otherwise known as SMART, to the school to help teach students how to think and learn.

This intiative comes on the heels of new research showing that poverty can affect a child’s cognitive ability. As it turns out, Edison is in the the country’s 11th poorest zip code.

West Dallas Middle Schoolers Get Brain TrainingThe brain of a middle school child is a mystery. If you’re a parent, you may have found yourself saying “What were you thinking?” or “Use your brain”. That’s just what 6 th, 7 th and 8 th graders in West Dallas are going to do at a brain-training boot camp.

Embedly Powered

via Kera
R Load more posts