Lew BlackburnAt some point this evening, the Dallas Independent School District board of trustees will elect new officers. Among the front-runners for president is Lew Blackburn, which may explain why Carla Ranger took to her blog earlier today to throw Blackburn under the bus.You see, there's no ... More >>
Patrick MichelsHinojosa's district is strong. His backdrop is purple.The Dallas Bar Association's eighth annual Community Symposium for Justice in Education is ongoing today at the Belo Mansion, but a break for lunch offered a chance for Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael H ... More >>
DISD Superintendent Michael HinojosaSuperintendent Michael Hinojosa drew a roomful of huzzahs two weeks ago when he announced that DISD was getting involved in a new effort for school reform in West Dallas. A handful of DISD trustees were among the cheering crowd, including Lew Blackburn and boar ... More >>
Sam Tasby, who sued the DISD in 1970, when his son Phillip was denied admission to two all-white schools near the Tasby residenceWell, we have now officially turned our back on school desegregation. I'm sure some of you will be thrilled. Personally, I'm sitting here at my computer in the back corne ... 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 >>
Eddie Bernice JohnsonThe headline says it all. But this missive, which we just received from Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's office concerning the fight over funding at Dallas Independent School District's magnet schools and learning centers, says it better. Certainly, longer.Update at 5:15 p. ... More >>
Despite the $84 million shortfall and the axing of 550 teachers, it's business as usual at DISD headquarters
DISD trustee Ron Price does everything you expect from a politician. These days that's a problem.