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Prevention vs. Punitive: Addressing DISD’s Discipline Gap

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – A recent study found that African American students in Dallas Independent School District secondary schools are more than twice as likely to be suspended for discipline issues […]

CBS 11–03/03/2015

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No Carbon Monoxide Detectors In Most North Texas Schools

According to Texas law, schools are not required to have carbon monoxide monitors.

03/03/2015

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Vandals Cause $10K Of Damage To Keller Sports Park Fields

When the snow melted at the Keller Sports Park, the damaged was revealed.

03/03/2015

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Lakewood Students & Staff Complained Of Illness Before CO Leak

There were headaches and upset stomachs at one Dallas elementary school more than 24 hours ago, but this wasn’t about some virus or bug making its way across campus. The problem was carbon monoxide.

CBSDFW.COM–03/03/2015

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Texas Conservatives Back Teacher Evaluations, School Grading Plans

Top conservatives clamoring for ‘school choice’ voucher plans in the Texas Legislature are offering other priorities that are less hot-button but still may spark bitter floor fights.

03/03/2015

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Celina Teacher Accidentally Sets Off Active Shooter Alert

Celina police responded to Celina High School Monday morning after receiving an “active shooter” alert from a teacher’s phone.

03/02/2015

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McKinney Girl Battling Cancer Gets Surprise Concert

A quick, late afternoon car trip turned into a wonderful surprise for a 12-year-old McKinney girl battling cancer.

CBS 11–02/26/2015

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$137 Million Plan Would Improve Nine DISD Schools

Parents at some Dallas public schools, who have long hoped for school building improvements, see an opportunity on the horizon.

02/26/2015

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University Of Texas Fraternity Got Prior Party Complaint

The University of Texas received a complaint about a fraternity’s portrayal of Hispanics at a party a year before the same fraternity came under scrutiny for a similar party earlier this month.

02/26/2015

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Police, Keller ISD Investigate Social Media Threat

Keller ISD’s decision to keep school open Wednesday rather than close for a third day due to weather prompted a serious response.

02/25/2015

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School District Changes Its Mind, Cancels Classes For Some Students

Snowfall at the worst possible time prompted Midlothian school officials to call off classes for half its students — but only half of them.

CBS 11–02/25/2015

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DFW Schools Share Plans For Makeup Days

Winter weather forced many North Texas school districts to cancel or delay classes this week. Find out how those districts plan to make up for all of that missed class time.

02/25/2015