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Learning About The Past Brings The Future Into View For One Dallas Historian

Matt Hinckley was destined to be a history professor, and according to him, the benefits of an advanced degree go way beyond the pay.

03/24/2014

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New Student Program Educates & Grooms Future Entrepreneurs

Where will the next generation of millionaire entrepreneurs come from? A new program coming to Dallas is encouraging the creation of aspiring young business professionals. It’s kind of a “Lemonade Learning,” if you will.

CBS 11–03/20/2014

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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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University of North Texas Faces Budget Problem

The University of North Texas is dealing with a multi-year budget problem.

02/21/2014

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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

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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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Frisco Parents Upset Bus Service Cut Off For Some Students

Parents in Frisco are upset that the school district is no longer offering bus service to a recently rezoned neighborhood.

02/12/2014

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North Texas Schools Announce Make-Up Days

Due to the extreme weather conditions canceling classes across many North Texas school districts over the past months – many school systems will need to schedule make-up days.

02/12/2014

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Schools: Texas’ Public Education Funding Still ‘Broken’

The 600-plus school districts suing Texas say the way the state pays for public education is ‘constitutionally and fundamentally broken.’

02/07/2014

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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Plaintiffs Rest In Phase 2 Of Texas School Finance Trial

The 600-plus school districts suing Texas over how it funds public education wrapped up their case, as the sweeping trial’s second phase winds down.

02/04/2014

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Expert: More Money Didn’t Close Texas School Funding Gap

An expert has told Texas’ school finance trial that a $3-plus billion boast in state funding hasn’t closed the nearly $1,300 gap in per-student funding between school districts in rich and poor areas.

01/27/2014

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