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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.

 

Uplift Education and High Expectations

By: Will Maddox

On a college visit to Texas A&M with 8th graders at my school, I witnessed 65 middle schoolers engorging themselves in a wonderland of never-ending pizza and ice cream. Although they weren’t at Dallas favorites Wild About Harry’s or Campisi’s, the students …Continue Reading

Irving ISD Boosts Number and Scores of SAT Test-Takers

By: Jonathan Feinstein

The SAT has been a high school staple since 1927, but Irving ISD is approaching the college entrance exam in an innovative new way: the district is administering the test on a school day. As a result, a record number …Continue Reading

Ready for the Race: Dallas ISD Vies for $30 Million

By: Ashley Bryan

After three months of around-the-clock work, Dallas ISD submitted its Race to the Top-District application to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) today, just in time to make the last-call collection for FedEx First Overnight. Spearheaded by Dallas Education Foundation …Continue Reading

Inaugural Roundtable Seeks Shared Policy Voice in Austin

By: Jonathan Feinstein

On October 11, education organizations impacting Dallas County kids joined together for the Inaugural Dallas Education Advocacy Roundtable.  Hosted by Commit!, the Dallas Regional Chamber, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and Childcare Alliance, the event provided a forum for local …Continue Reading