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Dallas Mayor Talks DISD Home-Rule District With CBS 11

In an exclusive report, CBS 11 News takes an in-depth look at the fight over control of the Dallas Independent School District. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings is trying to shatter perceptions about the push for a home-rule district, and his role in it.


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Deion Sanders’ Prime Prep Academy Being Investigated Again

There’s new information involving an investigation at the troubled school co-founded by former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders.


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Deion Sanders Fired From Prime Prep Following Alleged Confrontation

Prime Prep Academy has fired co-founder Deion Sanders following an alleged confrontation with a faculty member on Wednesday.


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Parents Protest Irving School Admission Plan

One of the top ranked schools in North Texas stepped back from a plan Thursday night to only accept new students from areas with primarily low income families.


Before sitting in the Oval Office, many former presidents worked in the classroom as schoolteachers including John Adams, James Garfield, Chester Arthur and Lyndon Johnson.

48 Percent Of Texas Schools Fail Federal Standards

Nearly half of Texas public and charter schools failed to meet federal accountability standards based on the No Child Left Behind Law.


Deion Sanders Starting New Charter Schools

The former Dallas Cowboy is putting schools in Dallas and Fort Worth.


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Texas House Committee Evaluates Charter Schools

The Texas House Public Education committee is gathering to discuss the success and failure of charter schools statewide.


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Residents Sound Off On DISD Vs. Charter Schools

It could have been a routine discussion at Dallas City Hall, but it wasn’t. The topic — whether to create a non-profit corporation so a public charter school could issue bonds.


The future location of a charter school in Deep Ellum, the 2600 block of Elm Street. (Credit: Jay Gormley)

Bar Owners Fight To Keep School Out Of Deep Ellum

Nearly 30 bar and night-club owners joined forces Monday night to put a stop to a plan that would bring a charter school to Deep Ellum’s entertainment district.


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Texas School Janitor Accused Of Locking Kids In Closet

Police in Corsicana are investigating claims of child abuse at a charter school. Last week a grand jury indicted a 51-year-old man on charges of child endangerment, injury to a child and unlawful restraint.


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Charter School Helps Former Gang Member On Road To Success

A North Texas teenager remembers his life as a gang member. Now the 18-year-old is president of his senior class at Evolution Academy Charter School, about to receive his high school diploma and hopes to go to SMU.