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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.

 

Tops in Texas, Dallas Commits to Kindergarten Readiness

By: Jonathan Feinstein

Research shows that early childhood development is the most telling indicator of a child’s future success. Yet, we have historically struggled to act on that research because student data is rarely tracked during pre-Kindergarten years. But now that Dallas area …Continue Reading

Do YOU know how to spell bougainvillea? I, for one, was stumped.

By: Ashley Bryan

I’ll never forget my 5th grade spelling bee. I spent weeks poring over word lists. I slept with a dictionary by my pillow, confident that I was expanding my vocabulary through osmosis. When my parents were tired of practice rounds, …Continue Reading

Lessons Learned from Harlem

By: Ashley Bryan

I recently had the opportunity to see collective impact in action on a visit to the Harlem Children’s Zone with a team from Mayor Rawlings’ office, City Councilwoman Carolyn Davis, and Dallas ISD Trustee Bernadette Nutall. Harlem Children’s Zone represents …Continue Reading