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DISD STAAR Scores 2014-2015: They’re In

By the end of the school day tomorrow, most DISD teachers in grades 3-8 will know the STAAR scores for their campus. It’s not likely that the scores will show the record growth Team Miles has promised. The district has

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Miles Loses a Big One and DISD Teachers Cheer

On Monday, the school board voted to ignore Floyd Mike Miles. Miles wanted 3 principals fired (the euphemism is non-renewed), but the board said, “No.” This is a significant loss for Miles. The non-renewal of 3 principals, after so many

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Miles Backpedals and Reinstates Franklin Principal

Elections matter. Votes matter. Elections matter so much that Mike Miles showed up at Franklin on Monday to initiate Operation Damage Control after the ED, Nora Berry, axed the principal and handed out “letters of concern” to a stunning number

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Bully Tactics Come From the Top

The news that Dallas City Councilman Scott Griggs has been accused of coercion of a public servant, a third-degree felony, should come as no surprise to readers of this blog, who are familiar with the bully tactics used by Dallas

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Boot Camps, Falling Scores, Fired Principals and Higher Taxes in DISD

Show me a person who supports Mike Miles and I will most likely be able to show you a person who stands to personally profit. There can be no other explanation, because all of the facts line up against Miles

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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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