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Bonfire Night!

Today is Guy Fawkes Day, otherwise known as Bonfire Night, with its origins in the British celebration of the November 5, 1605 arrest of Guy Fawkes, caught red-handed guarding the explosives meant to end the reign, and the life, of

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Edwin Flores Again, Seriously?

This little item just appeared on the board briefing agenda for Thursday, August 8, 2013: Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Ad Hoc Teacher Evaluation Commission to be Chaired by Attorney Edwin Flores (Sponsored by Eric Cowan and

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Roll Call for DISD Teachers

Many DISD teachers have commented here that they are leaving the district; some are leaving the teaching profession altogether while others are going to different districts. We are sad to see many of our best and brightest leaving but we

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Will Trustees Sleep Through Another Budget Cycle?

With Dallas ISD trustees, it’s hard to tell. Flip a coin and heads up, they are just too lazy to dive into the budget and understand its repercussions on instruction. Tails, they don’t have the capacity to dive into the budget and

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Mike Miles and the Looming Disaster in the Dallas ISD

In recent days, the supporters of Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Miles have been circling the wagons. They have called in all of their favors: reporters have written glowing articles about Miles, editorials have been published scolding the public and telling

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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."

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

Interim Superintendent Mike Hinojosa
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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 Expires 2017
(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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