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DISD Teachers To Receive First Pay Raise Since 2010

Under a new budget approved by trustees, Dallas ISD staff members will receive their first pay raise next year since 2010.

06/28/2013

Students interact with their teacher during class. (credit: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Hispanic students raise their hands to answer a question during a class taught at Birdwell Elementary School on September 11, 2003 in Tyler, Texas. (credit: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

School Finance Case Looks At Demographics

The state’s shifting demographics will be the focus as attorneys representing about 600 school districts call their first witness in a trial over how Texas funds public education.

10/23/2012

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

Educators Call For Reversal Of School Budget Cuts

Advocates for social services are calling on Texas lawmakers to reverse budget cuts made during the last legislative session as the state shows signs of an early recovery from the recession.

CBSDFW.COM–08/06/2012

School Crossing

Campuses Closing For Final Time Across The DISD

Not only is today the last days of class for students at nine schools in the Dallas Independent School District, but it’s also the last day the campuses will exist. DISD is shutting the doors of the schools for good.

05/31/2012

DISD Superintendent candidate Mike Miles. (credit: Facebook)

New DISD Superintendent Details Restructuring Plan

New DISD Superintendent Mike Miles’ outline for restructuring the school system has central goals, he said today. Miles released his official plan of action, known as Destination 2020 to school board trustees last week.

05/22/2012

A math teacher uses his white board to explain a sum to pupils. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Financial Incentives Not Enticing Teachers To Resign

School officials in Fort Worth say they are still about 300 teachers short of their goal for resignations or retirements. The school district is hoping for more voluntary exits to help trim next year’s budget.

03/02/2012

Students interact with their teacher during class. (credit: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Say Class Size Increases Result Of State Budget Cuts

While the state legislature hasn’t been in session for months, North Texas is starting to see some of the side effects from massive education budget cuts.

09/28/2011

Photo of the lights on a school bus. (credit: Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Keller ISD Approves Pay-To-Ride School Bus Program

The Keller ISD school board approved a plan Monday night to charge students to ride the bus.

07/18/2011

Textbooks sit on the shelf. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State Ordering System Leaves Some Schools Without New Books

Children across the state will be starting the school year without some new textbooks, an issue upsetting a number of school officials.

07/04/2011

Hundreds of school buses wait in a parking lot. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Districts Warming Up To Idea Of School Bus Ads

Some school districts met the idea of putting ads on local school buses with opposition. Now, as a number of North Texas districts fight budget shortfalls, schools are getting on board with the idea.

05/05/2011

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School Bus Ads Become Popular Amid Budget Woes

A lot of North Texas school districts fighting budget shortfalls are enthusiastically getting on board with a plan to sell ads on the side of buses.

05/04/2011

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