Parents Concerned By New School Head Lice RecommendationsParents concerned about new guidelines about head lice. Experts now say kids who have lice shouldn't be kept from school. The American Academy of Pediatrics says kids who get head lice should stay in class.
Parents Upset Teachers Switching Campuses 4 Weeks Into School YearOne North Texas school district is experiencing classroom shakeups just four weeks into the school year. CBS 11 News has learned that dozens of teachers in the Arlington Independent School District are switching campuses.
Texas School Funding Still Unconstitutional 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.
DISD Debating Teacher 'Pay For Performance' PlanIn 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?
Mom Cites Texas Education Code To Keep Child From Taking STAARAs 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.
DISD Wants State School Districts To Avoid Hiring Quitting TeachersThe 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.
Hundreds Of Teacher Vacancies Remain At DISDSchool starts in just a matter of weeks, but Dallas ISD is still searching for hundreds of teachers.
DISD May Need To Hire 2,000 New Teachers Before School StartsLeaders 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.
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.
Returning To Classrooms Difficult For North Texas TeachersTeachers returning to classrooms across North Texas Monday were flooded with memories of the terrifying school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
North Texas School Security Being EvaluatedNorth 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.
DISD Teacher Morale Addressed At Board BriefingThere 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.