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Report Estimates Cost Of Educating Unaccompanied Children

A 16-year-old boy from El Salvador living in Dallas says he’s getting a better education here than in El Salvador for several reasons.

CBS 11–08/15/2014

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DISD Needs 100 Teachers Before School Year Begins

With just 12 days remaining before classes begin in Dallas, the school district is scrambling to hire as many as 100 teachers.

08/14/2014

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Districts Debate Merits Of Master’s For Teachers

Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools.

07/12/2014

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DISD Home Rule Commission Gets To Work

The group of parents, teachers, and community leaders that make up Dallas ISD’s Home Rule commission will hold its first meeting Monday evening.

07/07/2014

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New Information In DISD Basketball Recruiting Scandal

There is new information in the recruiting scandal that rocked the DISD. This month, the district fired 15 employees – including the top management in the athletic program. CBS 11 News has uncovered how the district uncovered what it calls “lies.”

CBSDFW.COM–06/26/2014

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15 DISD Employees Fired For Alleged Illegal Basketball Recruiting

The investigation into the murder of a DISD high school student leads police to possible sport recruiting infractions by top administrators and coaches. Now more than a dozens adults, accused of taking part in the recruiting scandal, are all out of a job.

CBSDFW.COM–06/06/2014

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DISD Looking For People To Serve On Home Rule Charter Commission

For weeks now there has been talk of creating a Home Rule Charter in the DISD. Now the district is looking for individuals to serve on the 15-person Dallas ISD Home Rule Charter Commission.

CBSDFW.COM–05/23/2014

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Home Rule Petition Signatures Verified, Plan Moves Forward

The plan that would allow the Dallas Independent School District to break away from state regulations, also known as home rule, has cleared its latest hurdle.

05/22/2014

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DISD Board To Hear Arguments For & Against Home Rule

On May 22, for the first time, the Dallas Independent School District will hear arguments for and against a home rule charter. The pros and cons will come from the two main groups who’ve formed on both sides of the issue.

CBS 11–05/21/2014

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Another Battle In The DISD ‘Home Rule’ Fight

The Home Rule fight at Dallas ISD is on the brink of its next battle. A group that wants to turn DISD into a charter district says it has enough support to move the war to the people — at the polls.

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2014

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VIDEO: DISD Superintendent Lays Out Pay For Performance Plan

Pay teachers for experience and their education or the performance of their students. Thursday night the Dallas ISD superintendent laid out a plan to completely overhaul how the district’s teachers earn their wages.

CBS 11–05/08/2014

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DISD Debating Teacher ‘Pay For Performance’ Plan

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?

CBSDFW.COM–05/05/2014

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