In terms of the way we treat school superintendents in Dallas, we're kind of like the spoiled rich lady who fires her housekeepers one after another, then asks, "What on earth is wrong with the housekeepers of this world?" I can't even count how many times in the last month I have heard somebody sa ... More >>
Back in 2004, just after Superintendent Mike Moses leaped from DISD with his golden parachute, Lorenzo Garcia, the district's chief of instructional services, was a hair's breadth away from becoming interim superintendent. Maybe not a hair's breadth, since the board of trustees voted down his nomina ... More >>
Word got out that Michael Hinojosa was leaving the Dallas Independent School District 'round the exact same time Melody Johnson announced she was resigning as Fort Worth's superintendent. Which means both school districts have known for eight months that they need new leaders. But several fellow ... More >>
Mike Rawlings's campaignRawlings, bracketed by his son and mother at North Dallas High School yesterdayForthcoming are Jim's thoughts on the mayoral candidates' forum held last night at Thomas Jefferson High School, which looks like it needs every cent of the $8-mil renovation that's just commenc ... More >>
DISD trustee Ron Price does everything you expect from a politician. These days that's a problem.
Plus: Don't Call Us and Family Reunion
Buzz picks a few nits with the year that was
Confessions of a white middle-class parent
Plus: After Moses; Word Up
What Mike Moses doesn't want anyone to know
Morning News avoids the holy trinity
A License to Drive
How DISD tells teachers to teach
If Russell Fish ever wins his lawsuit, watch 'em blow
letters for the issue of May 22
How Dallas got what it wanted
Is this really the best possible moment for half a billion in bonds?
An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?
Even if Domingo Garcia can't win the mayor's race, he can slap the other two into shape
The next city election will separate the good aginners from the evildoers
An investigation into a DISD trustee falls through the cracks
Is controversial DISD trustee Lois Parrott a champion of the little guy, or the bitter core of the board's infamous civil wars?
Channel 4's Becky Oliver is queen of ambush journalism, wielding her microphone like a sword. Sure it's cheap and sensational. It's also a lot harder than it looks.
DISD wins its case defending Edison Schools. Now the district wants payback. Lots of it.
Down to the Grounds, Hate Kills, Deseg or Reseg?
The Morning News and pals want the FBI to call off its dogs at DISD. But the feds have not yet begun to bite.
Our new superintendent is getting a taste of Dallas, and it's sour
With a little luck and a wise school superintendent, Dallas could do what Houston did
DISD's special education program is anything but, say parents and state officials, and it too often abandons the children who need attention most
Buzz hacks through the past in search of the cool cats and fools of the year that was
When the new super gets to town, Dallas will decide whether it really wants accountability
Once again, the school board gets married the hard way
Charter school scandals are teaching Texas a tough lesson -- one the state should have known four years and $77 million ago.
Everybody's talking about a takeover at DISD, but nobody wants to do anything about it
Don't let accusations of overtime fraud by low-level employees distract you. The real money disappears from the Dallas Independent School District through sleazy contracts awarded by top administrators.