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Redesigning Schools – Part 1

The following article was originally published on the Dallas Friends of Public Education (DFPE) web site and is published here with permission. “Redesigning Schools – Part 1″, by Rose Parker, Founder of Schools by Teachers In-district charters allow a structural

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The Conversation We Need to Have

The following article was originally published on the Dallas Friends of Public Education (DFPE) web site and is published here with permission. “The Conversation We Need to Have”, by Rose Parker, Founder of Schools by Teachers A little over a

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Want Some Mayo With That Baloney?

Editors Note: This is the first in a weekly series of fact checking done with our patented “Baloney Meter” Citizens attending any of the faux Town Hall SOPS meetings last Thursday were fed power point after power point of pure

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DISD Blog Free for All

We decided against a “live blog” today as you teachers will be “busy”.  Instead, let us know how your day is going and what concerns you most in the coming year.  Thank you all!

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DeGolyer ACP Handout to Parents

Words don’t often fail us here.  Today we are speechless.  Here is what the DeGolyer principal was given to hand out to parents concerning ACP testing at the ELEMENTARY school… Fall ACP Exams 2013 – 2014 F.A.Q. Q: What is

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(1) DISD Fall 2013 Climate Survey (223 page, 4.5 Mb PDF)

(2) Public Education Grant (PEG) List of 57 Failing DISD Schools

(3) View school master schedules. Fall 2013. Sort by teacher, class, grade, etc.

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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."

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

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

Eric Cowan, President
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
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

Carla Ranger, 2nd Vice President
District 6
Term Expires 2014
cranger@dallasisd.org
(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

"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit and intelligence of the citizens. They fall when the wise are banished from the public councils because they dare to be honest and the profligate are rewarded because they flatter the people in order to betray them." --Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

Open Mike Community Meetings 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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May 12
Seagoville High School • 15920 Seagoville Rd., 75253