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DISD Superintendent Takes Center Stage At Teacher Convocation

Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles led a few thousand teachers Tuesday in the traditional beginning of the school year “convocation”. While in the spotlight, Miles also answered a question about his professional future.

CBSDFW.COM–08/20/2013

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State Education Agency: 84% Of Schools Met Standard

The Texas Education Agency says 92 percent of districts and nearly 85 percent of Texas schools meet the state’s minimum standards.

08/08/2013

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New Ratings Coming From Texas Education Agency

The Texas Education Agency will roll out a new accountability system for districts and schools this year that may not bring many immediate surprises but will change how many schools are rated in the long run.

08/07/2013

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Expert Says Texas Standardized Test Isn’t Too Hard

A state expert denied Monday that Texas made its latest standardized test too difficult, saying such exams have always gotten harder but that students still tend to improve their scores over time.

12/10/2012

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Study: Data Shows Texas Student Performance Lagging

Texas students overall just aren’t “getting it” in the classroom, according to a new study that challenges the state’s policy on student achievement.

CBSDFW.COM–10/29/2012

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Number Of Academically Unacceptable DISD Schools Soars

Thirty-three Dallas ISD schools are now rated “academically unacceptable,” which is the lowest rating on the state’s 4-step scale.

07/29/2011