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The Dallas-region is taking an “all hands on deck” approach to solving the same problems faced by urban education systems around the country. Everything from classroom innovation throughout public districts to launching cutting-edge charter school models to strengthening social supports that go beyond school-day hours are all strategies well under way. But this only scratches the surface of what can be accomplished. Dallas needs your talent to keep building on this initial momentum.

Our ed blog is constantly being updated with new and exciting things that ed professionals around Dallas are working on to improve the lives of our kids.

 

A 12-12-12 Reading Celebration

By: Paige Cory

Days like December 12, 2012, or 12-12-12, have the opportunity to be fun, educational, and memorable days for students. Dallas ISD capitalized on the once-in-a-lifetime date by hosting a district-wide Dallas Reads event where reading was celebrated and emphasized. Personally, …Continue Reading

Literacy Speaks: Refugee Writers

By: Paige Cory

I simply cannot imagine uprooting to new country and culture, all the while having life throw at me challenges which grant one refugee status … and to then be able to write poetry in my new language? On December 4th, …Continue Reading

Both DISD and SMU Students Benefit from Tutoring

By: Paige Cory

At the semester’s end, graduate students in Southern Methodist University’s Simmons School of Education presented on their semester-long ESL tutoring experience at a Dallas ISD middle school. SMU’s 2012-2013 secondary cohort has been given the unique opportunity to be a …Continue Reading

Corporate Partnerships in Education

By: Will Maddox

The age-old question on “Why are we doing this?” is one teachers and students have grappled with since the dawn of education. Most modern educational movements insist that lessons, units, skills and knowledge learned in the classroom are clearly connected …Continue Reading