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Former Plano School Supervisor Sentenced In Bogus Fire Alarm Scheme

A former Plano school administrator has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for ripping-off the school district.

04/17/2015

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Community ISD Superintendent Under Fire, Schools Ranked Worst In N. Texas

The Community school board held an emergency meeting Wednesday night, most of it behind closed doors to discuss the fate of the district’s superintendent.

04/08/2015

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Students Return To Lakewood Elementary Following CO Scare

More than 800-students this morning return to classes at Lakewood Elementary School in Dallas, after a carbon monoxide leak forced an evacuation Tuesday.

03/06/2015

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DISD Superintendent Talks Teacher Union Criticism

Another misstep the Dallas School District can’t afford.

01/30/2015

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Business Owners Admit To Scamming Texas Schools

U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana says two former owners of a tutoring business have pleaded guilty to defrauding several Texas school districts.

10/21/2014

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School Closures, Cleanings Over Ebola Concerns

Several North Texas school districts are responding to Ebola concerns, after learning students or parents have had contact with one of the nurses diagnosed with the disease.

10/16/2014

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Some Collin County Parents Stunned By School Redistricting Plans

There are few issues in Frisco that will get people more upset than redrawn school boundaries. A new proposal, dropped in front of parents Monday evening, is sending shock-waves through some homes.

CBSDFW.COM–10/13/2014

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Corporal Punishment Continues In Many Texas Schools

An emotional debate is underway about how far is too far when it comes to disciplining children. Hitting kids at home can escalate to criminal act. But what about hitting kids at school? You may be surprised to learn that several North Texas school districts still allow corporal punishment.

CBSDFW.COM–09/15/2014

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School Cell Phone Tower Proposal Shot Down By Parents

Parents at one DISD school squashed a plan to put a cell phone tower on top of the building. It’s not a novel idea for the district; DISD has 17 active contracts for service providers to install equipment on property.

CBS 11–09/08/2014

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Extra Public School Funding May Come From Taxpayers

It’s up to the state legislature to determine where the extra money for education will come from.

08/28/2014

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Judge Declares Public School Financing System Unconstitutional

It’s the ruling heard across the state that will affect millions of school children.

08/28/2014

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Complaint Sparks Midlothian ISD Religious Plaque Debate

Bring it on. That was the message Thursday from the Midlothian ISD superintendent. His comments came after a complaint was lodged about plaques with religious references at two schools.

CBS 11–08/28/2014

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