By most measures, LG Pinkston High School is failing. The school, which neighbors Fish Trap Lake in a poor area of West Dallas, has higher dropout rates, lower graduation rates, and lower test scores than the rest of Dallas ISD. It is considered academically unacceptable by the state and has been fo ... More >>
When it meets later this morning, the DISD Board of Trustees will get an update on efforts to boost the number of students taking and passing Advanced Placement exams. As the graph above shows, the short answer is, a helluva lot more than there used to be. Right at a quarter of DISD's 9-12 populatio ... More >>
Calvin Beckton, a former band teacher at Boude Storey Middle School, is serving a 10-year stint in the TDCJ's Fort Stockton Unit for the 2008 sexual assault of a 14-year-old female student to whom he'd often given rides home in the past. He was sentenced in September, after prosecutors proved tha ... More >>
DISD board trustee Carla RangerThe Dallas County Community College District board meets tomorrow at 4 p.m. at 1601 S. Lamar Street, and the confab should be livelier than most. In our in-box this morning, we were among those who received an invite to "Stand in Solidarity for Carla Ranger," the Dalla ... More >>
DISD board trustee Carla RangerOn Monday, Tawnell Hobbs posted a poll in which she asked readers of The News's Dallas ISD Blog, "Who should be the next DISD board prez?" Perhaps not surprisingly, the outspoken Carla Ranger -- who led the charge to overturn the board's decision not to hold 2009 elect ... More >>
Over on her blog, former Dallas Area Rapid Transit board member Joyce Foreman directs our attention to the agenda for Thursday's meeting of the Dallas Independent School District board. Among the items on the agenda: a reopening of the August 25, 2005, discussion concerning proposed names for new an ... More >>
From his raccoon-infested headquarters, Phil Thomas besieges enemies by fax and phone. He says he's fighting for ghetto kids. His targets say he's just bizarre.