I see here that on Thursday the Texas Education Agency quietly sent to superintendents its list of Public Education Grant-designated schools -- otherwise known as the lowest of the low-performing campuses in the state. Forty-three Dallas ISD campuses make the list, from A. Maceo Smith to Woodrow ... More >>
North Dallas High School is now in its fifth year of academic unacceptability per the TEA's ratings.For the past six days, the Dallas Independent School District has been hosting "community meetings" on campuses deemed academically unacceptable by the Texas Education Agency -- 33 in all, based, o ... More >>
Via The Past WhispersBack to the Dallas Independent School District trustees' to-do list for Thursday ...Like I said, lots of interesting stuff there, beginning at the top of the briefing agenda: "Discussion of 2010-2011 Repurposing Plans for Academically Unacceptable (AU4) Schools." That AU4 ref ... More >>
We warned you in early June, when the Dallas Independent School District crunched some TAKS test scores and released its list of exemplary and recognized schools well ahead of the Texas Education Agency's official date of, well, today: Those numbers were very preliminary. As TEA spokesperson DeEt ... More >>
The University of Texas at Austin sends word today that it's partnering with Dallas-based Education is Freedom -- the beneficiary of Mayor Tom's fund-raiser at the Dallas Zoo on June 26 -- on a pilot program intended to "support students who might not otherwise consider the university as an optio ... More >>
We said it just last week: The Texas Education Agency won't release its 2010 Accountability Ratings till the end of July, which hasn't stopped the Dallas Independent School District from spreading the good news concerning a fifth straight year of improved TAKS scores and additional schools being ... More >>
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