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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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Mayor Says DISD Is Putting City At A Disadvantage

It’s a battle of words. Mayor Mike Rawlings says the DISD is putting his city at a disadvantage. As an example Rawlings points to companies like Toyota. This week, the automaker announced it is moving its U.S. headquarters to Plano.

CBSDFW.COM–04/30/2014

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Mayor Rawlings: Toyota Passed On Dallas Because Of DISD

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says that Toyota considered relocating to Dallas, but decided against the city because the school district simply wasn’t good enough.

04/30/2014

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School District Pushing To Increase Pre-K Enrollment

There is a big effort underway in the city of Dallas to get more young children into the classroom. It’s a push to up the enrollment in pre-k classes.

CBSDFW.COM–04/08/2014

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Teen’s Body Pulled From South Oak Cliff Creek

A child’s body was pulled from a South Oak Cliff creek, near W. Ledbetter Drive and Village Fair place, around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

03/25/2014

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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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/19/2014

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DISD Petition Looking To Create Home-Rule District

If you’re a voter heading to the polls in Dallas Tuesday, you may be asked to sign a petition involving the Dallas Independent School District. If you sign, you would be supporting a change in how the district is run and who’s in charge.

CBSDFW.COM–03/03/2014

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DISD Students Offered SAT Exam Free Of Charge

A DISD student admitted to CBS 11 News she was nervous about a new academic endeavor only experienced by one person she’s known. You see, the school district is offering her and thousands of other students the chance to take the SAT exam for free.

CBS 11–02/26/2014

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