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Strange Bedfellows: Edwin Flores, Monty Bennett, and the Dallas Regional Chamber

The Dallas Morning News released their May 2015 Voter’s Guide this week, with information and Q&A on all the local candidates that responded. The candidates were asked how much money they had raised so far and to identify their top

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Teach for America and Dallas ISD: Special Delivery!

It is that time again! Teachers recently got an email advertising Dallas ISD’s ONLY OPEN TRANSFER teacher job fair, to be held on March 21. A cut and paste of that email began: DISD is proud to partner with myEDmatch,

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Todd Williams and the Dallas Morning News: Judging Pickles

The Dallas Morning News editorial board is an easy bunch to impress. Hand out some graphs and throw around some data and you have them in the palm of your hand. No need to explain the data-don’t worry, they won’t

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Dallas ISD Will Gladly Pay You Tuesday

There seems to be plenty of cash floating around the world today, European banks are, oddly enough, charging negative interest to depositors. Rising fees in neighborhood banks here in the U.S. have the same effect, leaving one to consider Mattress

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Who’s on First? the Dallas ISD Reality Show

Those of you who have been in the Dallas Morning News building may be able to answer this question: When you get in the elevator, are all the floors marked with numbers or are there gaps or maybe symbols for

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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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