Back to School

Dallas ISD Elementary School Teacher Looks To Shine In Familiar Classroom, Her Mom's"It brings it all home for me," says Margaret Martinez as she begins her 5th year as a teacher. "I have some pretty fond memories of it, myself, as a child."
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price Has Message For School Board: 'These Kids Need To Be In School'As it stands now, Fort Worth ISD students can go back to the classroom in two weeks, but the school board could take a vote Tuesday to delay the return.
Gap In Student Learning Widens During Pandemic, Says TCU Associate ProfessorCurby Alexander, an Associate Professor at TCU's College of Education, said students in virtually every school district have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.
Dallas ISD Has 13,000+ Fewer Students Attending Online Classes Than ProjectedDallas ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa said the district budgeted for 151,000 students, but only 137,000 have attended online.
Grand Prairie ISD's Youngest Return To Campuses For In-Person Learning During PandemicNearly a month after the district launched with online classes only, Pre-K through 2nd grade students opting for face-to-face instruction were allowed to return to campus.
North Texas Moms Juggle Teachers, Technology And TroubleshootingWith most DFW area students learning at home right now due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's a new kind of learning curve for parents.
Twitter Data Suggests Texans Dislike Online Classes More Than People In Any Other StateAn education review site tracked 90,000 tweets with phrases such as "I hate online classes," or "I hate virtual classes," etc. 
In-Person Education Returns To Plano ISD; Virtual Learning Still An Option During PandemicElementary and middle schools are currently offering five day a week in-person instruction. High schools are doing two days in-person and three days at-home.
Some Coronavirus Patients Using App-Based Monitoring System While Recovering At HomeMore than 15,000 COVID-19 patients have used the monitoring app to help with treating their illness at home.
4 North Texas High School Students Create Free Tutoring Service To Help With Online LearningTutorScope offers free online tutoring to students who need help from 10 tutors who happen to be current high school students themselves.
Some Technology-Related Glitches Mark Dallas ISD's First Day Of School OnlineSuperintendent Michael Hinojosa said one of the technology-related issues centered around the district changing Zoom passwords to protect teachers and students.
Fort Worth ISD Students Have Different Online Learning Experiences On First Day BackThe morning started off with a Facebook post by the district that their website was failing to load, but that it wouldn’t impact its learning platforms.
Parents Report Smooth Start To Online Learning In DeSoto ISDIn sharp contrast to the past tumultuous week for DeSoto ISD, parents tell CBS 11 the district's virtual launch Tuesday was surprisingly smooth.
In-Person Learning Begins For Youngest In Richardson ISDRISD officials said for this first grading period, 53% of students have opted to go in-person and 47% will stay virtual.
What It's Really Like For Working Parents At Home With Kids During PandemicA North Texas mother of two advises, "patience and grace" when juggling a full-time job and kid's online lessons from home.
Boys & Girls Club Coming Through To Help Dallas Families During Online LearningDallas ISD starting their school year online has created a problem for some parents who are unable to supervise their student the entire school day.
I-Team: How Much About Your Child Are North Texas School Districts Sharing Online?The social media images that teachers may be posting are now coming from inside students' homes.
It's 'Go Time' Online For Dallas And Fort Worth ISDs: 'We've Been Preparing The Whole Summer'Whether they’ve got first grade students or high schoolers, DISD teachers have spent months revamping their curriculum to go virtual.
Dallas Teacher Helps Special Needs Students Get Supplies Necessary For Online LearningKylie Bennett said she spent the Labor Day holiday weekend hand-delivering them.
In-Person Learning Returns To Some North Texas School Districts For First Time In 6 Months TuesdayGarland, Grapevine-Colleyville, Highland Park, Lewisville and Richardson ISDs are among the districts returning at least partially in-person on Tuesday.
North Texas School Districts' Back To School PlansA list of North Texas school districts and where learning is taking place on campus or at home virtually.
Back To School Clock Racing For North Texas' Largest DistrictsBoth Fort Worth and Dallas school leaders are asking parents over the next few days to test devices, try passwords and start encouraging students to be ready to learn.
Dallas ISD Schools To Reopen A Week Early For Students Moving Between Certain Grade LevelsDallas ISD is inviting students who will attend classes for the first time in a new building to return a week early, on Monday, Sept. 28.
How Many Students Called In Sick Today? New Denton County Webpage Has The AnswerDenton County’s new webpage, which launched Tuesday, will allow the public to see how many COVID-19 cases have been reported among students and staff at specific school campuses.
Ones For Wellness: Setting Up Home As Classroom For Virtual LearningResidents' homes are becoming classrooms with many students learning from home to start the school year.
'Very Different, Who Would Have Thought?': Dallas ISD Parents Figuring Out How To Manage At-Home Learning“Not every family will be able to do it, and I hope they have somebody that can kind of help them with going back to school,” said Stephanie Dunbar.
Dallas ISD To Have Only Online Classes At Least First 4 Weeks Of School Beginning September 8"Not everyone is going to be happy with the decision, but it is what it is and it's the context we are in," said Superintendent Michael Hinojosa.
Child Advocacy Groups Expect Reports Of Abuse To Rise As North Texas Kids Go Back To SchoolChild advocacy groups are bracing themselves for a spike in the number of children experiencing abuse given the isolation of quarantine.
Around 80% Of Weatherford ISD Students Return To Classroom On First Day Back To SchoolAll students in fourth grade and above were required to wear masks while inside buildings.