A judge declared Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional again Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among school districts in wealthy and poor areas.
In the Dallas Independent School District, some believe teacher pay should be tied to the performance of the students. But does linking pay and performance really lead to the right result?
As thousands of kids begin their State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness or STAAR tests this week, an Irving mother is taking a stand against the standardized exams… and she’s not alone.
The Dallas Independent School District has sent a letter to more than 150 other districts in Texas, asking them to avoid hiring DISD teachers who did not resign in a timely fashion according to state regulations.
School starts in just a matter of weeks, but Dallas ISD is still searching for hundreds of teachers.
Leaders from two teacher associations claim the district will need to hire as many as two thousand new classroom instructors before classes begin on August 26.
The DISD superintendent has a new plan for teachers that once again include longer workdays. Starting next school year, principals will decide for their campus, as to whether or not teachers will stay up to 30-minutes before or after school.
Teachers returning to classrooms across North Texas Monday were flooded with memories of the terrifying school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
North Texas parents and students may see more police officers near school campuses following last Friday’s mass shooting inside an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
There is a consensus among many that the morale of teachers in the Dallas Independent School District is at an all-time low. The issue was a topic of discussion at Thursday’s DISD board briefing.
A North Texas middle school janitor is behind bars today charged with Indecency with a Child/Sexual Contact. Police say Ambrocio Mata, 62, had inappropriate sexual contact with a 12-year-old male student while on campus.
While the state legislature hasn’t been in session for months, North Texas is starting to see some of the side effects from massive education budget cuts.