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VIDEO: DISD Superintendent Lays Out Pay For Performance Plan

Pay teachers for experience and their education or the performance of their students. Thursday night the Dallas ISD superintendent laid out a plan to completely overhaul how the district’s teachers earn their wages.

CBS 11–05/08/2014

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Severe Weather Information For North Texas School Districts

CBS 11 News contacted several North Texas school districts. We asked them about their severe weather plans — check out the information they provided.

CBS 11–04/25/2014

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Feds Investigate Immigrant Teacher Hiring In North Texas

A North Texas school district that discovered problems in its program to hire international teachers faces a federal investigation and a payout of more than $500,000 to those whose recruitment didn’t follow regulations.

04/23/2014

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Abbott: Pay Teachers Bonuses For High Exam Scores

Republican Greg Abbott says that as Texas governor he would seek bonuses for high school teachers whose students perform well on college readiness exams.

04/23/2014

(Source: CBSDFW.COM)

Garland ISD Teacher Recruitment Investigation Underway

For the second time in a week a North Texas school claims to have been betrayed by valued employees. Tuesday two Garland administrators were accused of misusing visa and foreign teacher recruitment procedures.

CBS 11–04/08/2014

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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

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

State Textbook Review Rule Change Approved

The Texas Board of Education approved tighter rules dictating who can serve on panels that review textbooks, a move that could soften ideological fights over what students learn.

01/31/2014

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Dewhurst Talks Teacher Pay In GOP Debate

As a judge begins considering whether Texas is adequately funding public schools, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said that the state’s teachers are bringing home a decent paycheck.

01/21/2014

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

Texas First-Year Teacher Numbers Drop Sharply

The number of new teachers in Texas has dropped sharply during the last four years, though education observers identify several different reasons for the change.

12/16/2013

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North Texas ISD’s Decide To Open Or Not To Open

It’s a decision that isn’t taken lightly in any school district. Regardless if the answer is yay or nay, many people end up criticizing the decision to either close or open schools after a winter storm.

CBSDFW.COM–12/09/2013

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Texans With Character: Donna Gerard

Anyone who thinks that Latin is a dead language obviously has not met Donna Gerard. The North Texas teacher won an award for her devotion to the classics.

11/22/2013

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Problem Texas Teachers Moving From District To District

If you were busted for taking a weapon to work or got in trouble for sexually harassing someone on the job, chances are you’d be fired. But for school district employees, the people that teach our children, there are different standards.

CBS 11–11/20/2013

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