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Improvement Required Schools Coming at August Board Briefing

DISD administrators are now estimating the Accountability Ratings that will determine which schools are officially “IR” (Improvement Required) by the State of Texas. There have been changes to the accountability rules this year but the final formula is simple –

Posted in Teachers Rule

Miles to resign at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 23

Breaking News, 9:00 a.m. Miles to resign at 9:30 a.m. …and two days before the budget is sent to the trustees for approval to send to the State? UPDATE 9:40 a.m. Miles lists achievements: 1. Pay for Performance for Teachers

Posted in Teachers Rule

Dallas ISD Administration Quiz

Sometimes reality is enough to make you cry, or at least long for some comic relief. In that spirit, here is the version of an ACP.  Pay attention and do your best, as your teacher’s pay scale depends on

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Texas State Representative Jason Villalba and “the Royal We”

On the Sunday, August 31, 2014 edition of Inside Texas Politics, WFAA reporter Jason Whitely interviewed Texas State Representative Jason Villalba regarding Villalba’s plan to divide the Dallas Independent School District. Representative Villalba continually refers to “we:”   “we’ve asked the

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HazMat Teams Called to 3700 Ross

Emergency personnel were called to 3700 Ross during the Dallas ISD board meeting Thursday on reports of noxious fumes escaping from the building. They were met with a stream of people stumbling out from the building in a stupor. Afraid they were

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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 [Mike Miles] lacks the pedagogical, leadership and integrity qualities necessary to lead Dallas ISD and recommend the Board terminate his contract."

Citizens wanting to speak at regular board meetings and briefings must sign up by calling Board Services at (972) 925-3720 no later than 5 p.m. on the day before the meeting.

Contact the Superintendent and Trustees:
3700 Ross Avenue, Box 1
Dallas, TX 75204

Interim Superintendent Mike Hinojosa
Email coming soon

Lew Blackburn, 2nd Vice President
District 5
Term Expires May 2016
(972) 925-3718
Oak Lawn, West Dallas, Wilmer, Hutchins and portions of East Oak Cliff

Miguel Solis, 1st Vice President
District 8
Term Expires 2017
(972) 925-3721
Love Field, Northwest Dallas, and Central Dallas

Eric Cowan, President
District 7
Term Expires May 2016
(972) 925-3721
North Central Oak Cliff and parts of West Dallas

Nancy Bingham, Secretary
District 4
Term Expires May 2016
(972) 925-3722
Southeast Dallas, Seagoville, Balch Springs

Edwin Flores
District 1
Term Expires 2018
(972) 925-3722
Northwest Dallas, including North Dallas, Addison, parts of Carrollton and Farmers Branch

Mike Morath
District 2
Term Expired Dec 2015
(972) 925-3721
North and Near East Dallas

Dan Micciche
District 3
Term Expires 2018
(972) 925-3722
Northeast Dallas

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

Bernadette Nutall
District 9
Term Expires 2018
(972) 925-3721
South Dallas and parts of Downtown Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Deep Ellum, Uptown, and East Dallas

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