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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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The Home-Rule Debate Heating Up In DISD

Home-rule is a hot topic for those close to the Dallas Independent School District, with big opinions on both sides.

CBS 11–03/18/2014

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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

SAT preparation books are seen on a shelf. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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Possible Performance-Based Pay Plan For Dallas ISD Teachers

The DISD could become the first public school district in Texas to pay teachers based on how well their students perform. The proposal is all a part of Superintendent Mike Mile’s plan to improve graduation rates.

CBSDFW.COM–02/20/2014

Mugshot of former DISD teacher Scott Paul Alcaraz. (credit: Dallas County Sheriff's Dept.)

Missing Dallas Teen, Former Teacher Found

A 15-year old Dallas teenager has been located and the man she was with, a former DISD teacher, are now in police custody.

02/19/2014

Mugshot of former DISD teacher Scott Paul Alcaraz. (credit: Dallas County Sheriff's Dept.)

Police Search For Missing Teen, Accused Sex Offender

Dallas Police are searching for a teenage girl they believe may have run away in order to be with a former Dallas ISD teacher who is facing child sexual assault charges.

02/18/2014

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Dallas SWAT Standoff Ends; Assault Suspect Not Found

Dallas Police confirm that a person has barricaded himself in an apartment complex in the 300 block of Ewing near the Dallas Zoo.

02/14/2014

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

DISD May Expand Early Education Programs

Three-year-olds going to school in Dallas? It could happen if the Dallas Independent School District expands its early education programs by reworking closed and under-utilized campuses.

CBS 11–02/13/2014

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Imagine 2020 Program Aims To Boost DISD Achievement

The Dallas Independent School District is on a mission to improve student performance and it has a deadline.

CBS 11–02/10/2014

Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa poses for a photo at Alex W. Spence Middle Learning Center as part of the HP Digital Assist education grant competition kickoff on September 16, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Former DISD Superintendent Returning To Dallas

Former Dallas Independent School District superintendent Michael Hinojosa is headed back to North Texas.

CBS 11–02/04/2014

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Some DISD Schools Go For Second Day Without Heat

Dallas school officials are defending a decision to keep students on campuses without working heat – saying it is better for students to be safe, in cold classrooms, than warm at home, alone.

12/11/2013

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