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Mom Cites Texas Education Code To Keep Child From Taking STAAR

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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/31/2014

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DISD Wants State School Districts To Avoid Hiring Quitting Teachers

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.

CBSDFW.COM–07/30/2013

A teacher assists a student in her third-grade class. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Teacher Vacancies Remain At DISD

School starts in just a matter of weeks, but Dallas ISD is still searching for hundreds of teachers.

CBS 11–07/25/2013

Students work during a math class. (credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

DISD May Need To Hire 2,000 New Teachers Before School Starts

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.

CBS 11–07/15/2013

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Longer School Days On Horizon For DISD Teachers?

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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/06/2013

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Returning To Classrooms Difficult For North Texas Teachers

Teachers returning to classrooms across North Texas Monday were flooded with memories of the terrifying school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

CBS 11–12/17/2012

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North Texas School Security Being Evaluated

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.

CBS 11–12/17/2012

A teacher assists a student in her third-grade class. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

DISD Teacher Morale Addressed At Board Briefing

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.

CBSDFW.COM–11/08/2012

Calhoun Middle School in the Denton Independent School District. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

School Janitor Arrested On Indecency With A Child Charges

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.

CBSDFW.COM–11/07/2012

Students interact with their teacher during class. (credit: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Say Class Size Increases Result Of State Budget Cuts

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.

09/28/2011

Teachers talk in an empty school hallway as a pupil leaves a classroom. (credit: Boryana Katsarova/AFP/Getty Images)

Budgets Cuts & Bigger Classes Taking Toll On Texas Teachers

As lawmakers worked to fix the state budget shortfall, one thing they decided was school districts should have flexibility in class sizes. The result – it’s only the third week of school and already some teachers are worn out.

09/20/2011

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Young Reader Horror Book Spooking Keller Parents

A book about mystery solving teens is spooking some Keller Middle School parents, and it has nothing to do with meddling kids.

09/13/2011

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