Monthly Archives: July 2013

DISD Teachers: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Surrounding school districts report that they have received communication from DISD stating that teachers who did not resign from DISD before July 12 will not be released from their contracts with DISD. In other words, don’t hire DISD teachers who didn’t quit before

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DISD: Jobs for Adults and Contracts for Friends

DISD watchdog and Citizens’ Budget Review Commission member Michael MacNaughton has frequently repeated a phrase former trustee Edwin Flores used once in a conversation with him. Speaking of Dallas ISD, Flores commented that it’s all about “jobs for adults and

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Chillin’ at DISD, With the (Legal) Heat On

Last February at the Open Mike  session at W.T. White High School, superintendent Miles was asked by a community member why every school he walked by had their air conditioner going Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, all summer long, 24/7. Miles replied

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DISD Convocation: Should We Save a Spot for Coggins?

Since DISD trustees unanimously voted to pay Paul Coggins to conduct the investigation into bid-rigging and interference with OPR by Miles, I’m wondering if Coggins will attend the upcoming convocation as a sort of honorary employee. If he does attend,

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Foundation for Empowerment (FCE) released 3 papers:

1. Disruptive Change: Mike Miles and the Crisis In Dallas ISD, which has been prepared with consultation by education academics, extensive research, review of data and education literature, and meetings and interviews with people of Dallas holding varying and sometimes conflicting points of view;

2. Digging Into Data and Evidence: Mike Miles, Dallas ISD, and Trickle-Down Education Report, by Dr. Julian Vasquez Helig, Lindsay Redd, M.A. and Dr. Ruth Vail; and

3. The Challenge of Disruptive Leadership in Dallas ISD, by Decoteau J. Irby, Ph.D. and Matthew Birkhold, M.A.

"You will see from these papers that, after much research and discussion, we believe the current Superintendent lacks the pedagogical, leadership and integrity qualities necessary to lead Dallas ISD and recommend the Board terminate his contract."

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Contact the Superintendent and Trustees:
3700 Ross Avenue, Box 1
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Superintendent Mike Miles
milesfm@dallasisd.org

Lew Blackburn, 1st Vice President
District 5
Term Expires 2016
lblackburn@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3718
Oak Lawn, West Dallas, Wilmer, Hutchins and portions of East Oak Cliff

Miguel Solis, Board President
District 8
Term Expires 2014
miguelsolis@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
Love Field, Northwest Dallas, and Central Dallas

Eric Cowan
District 7
Term Expires 2016
ecowan@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
North Central Oak Cliff and parts of West Dallas

Nancy Bingham
District 4
Term Expires 2016
nbingham@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3722
Southeast Dallas, Seagoville, Balch Springs

Elizabeth Jones, 2nd Vice President
District 1
Term Expires 2015
elizabethjones@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3722
Northwest Dallas, including North Dallas, Addison, parts of Carrollton and Farmers Branch

Mike Morath
District 2
Term Expires 2014
mmorath@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
North and Near East Dallas

Dan Micciche, Board Secretary
District 3
Term Expires 2015
danmicciche@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3722
Northeast Dallas

Joyce Foreman
District 6
Term Expires 2017
email coming
(972) 925-3722
Southwest Dallas

Bernadette Nutall
District 9
Term Expires 2015
benutall@dallasisd.org
(972) 925-3721
South Dallas and parts of Downtown Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Deep Ellum, Uptown, and East Dallas

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