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Number Of Failing Texas Schools Nearly Doubles

Texas education authorities said the number of schools falling short of minimum standards and placed on the Public Education Grant list doubled from 2012 because of newer, higher standards.

01/09/2014

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Education Emerging As Issue In Abbott-Davis Race

Classrooms in Texas are dramatically changing in 2014. So might education politics in the governor’s race. Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis continued trading barbs over public schools, despite neither yet unveiling an education platform.

12/11/2013

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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

Cafeteria workers prepare lunches for school children. (credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Post Food Allergy Guidelines For Schools

The federal government is issuing its first guidelines to schools on how to protect children with food allergies.

10/30/2013

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Vandals Target Vacant Schools; DISD Adds Security

Vandals have targeted many of the 11 Dallas ISD schools shuttered as a result of budget cuts two years ago.

10/26/2013

The soon to be completed Independence High School in Frisco. (credit: CBSDW.COM)

Some Frisco Parents Upset Over New School Boundaries

One subject that will bring the emotions of many a parent to a boil is — school re-zoning. Changing a child’s school district is not what most parents want, but it was a topic on the table in Frisco Monday night.

CBSDFW.COM–10/14/2013

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Are Anti-Bullying Programs Having An Opposite Effect?

A lot of schools spend countless hours trying to stop bullying. But some question if they are sending the right message. One North Texas researcher thought a study of anti-bullying campaigns would have predictable results — he was wrong.

CBSDFW.COM–10/08/2013

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Proposed McKinney ISD Tax Increase On Ballot

The McKinney ISD is proposing an increase that would take the district’s tax rate up to the highest level allowed by state law. In a Tax Ratification Election the voters need to approve the increase the school board has already put into place.

CBS 11–09/17/2013

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DISD Superintendent Miles Expected To Keep His Job

The DISD school board is expected to keep Miles in the district’s top job following an investigation that found he violated district policy.

09/16/2013

New Dallas schools Superintendent Mike Miles. (credit: DISD)

DISD Superintendent Miles Says He’s Not Stepping Down

Dallas Independent School Superintendent Mike Miles says he plans to remain in his job, despite calls for him to resign.

CBS 11–09/10/2013

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DISD Transportation Plan Reconsidered?

The plan that uses contracted van and taxi drivers to take Dallas Independent School District students to class instead of picking them up in school buses is apparently now being reconsidered.

CBS 11–08/30/2013

A sign sits on top of a taxi. (credit: AP Photo)

Parents Voice Concerns Over DISD Transportation Problems

Furious parents met with Dallas Independent School District leaders in two schools Thursday evening to vent concerns about the use of private taxis, vans, and limos to transport students to school.

CBS 11–08/29/2013

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