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Preston Hollow Elementary School

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Dallas ISD to Learn Some Interesting Legal Lessons Come January's End

    DISD school board trustee Carla Ranger End of January's shaping up to be busy, busy, busy for the Dallas Independent School District. Says school board trustee Carla Ranger on her blog this a.m., Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has set a January 19 deadline for the DISD, the Texas Education Agenc ... More >>

  • News

    October 23, 2008

    Keys to the Jail

    There's only one thing tougher than running for Dallas County sheriff—getting people to care

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Don't Forget, the DISD Still Has a Preston Hollow Lawsuit to Deal With

    Illustration by Brian Stauffer The Dallas Independent School District has plenty of other things to worry about, especially today, as the district begins laying off 450 teachers to make up for its $84 million budget shortfall this school year. (And for those who may have missed it, DISD Superinten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    What Do Matt Pulle and Antonin Scalia Have in Common?

    Illustration by Brian Stauffer Pardon us, Friend, while we indulge in some self-congratulatory navel-gazing. The story “Split Decision," Matt Pulle’s incisive feature for the paper version of Unfair Park about Dallas’ embarrassing scrape with the feds over Preston Hollow Elementary School's ... More >>

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    March 15, 2007
  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Conflict? What Conflict?

    Hispanic leaders on DISD's payroll go mum about segregation at Preston Hollow

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2007
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    January 25, 2007

    Oh, Please, Bring it On. Pretty Please.

    Uh, note to DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa: You'd best tell your spokesperson the definition of "legal" before this gets ugly. Oh, wait. Too late. Our bad. Breaking news: The Dallas Independent School District is investigating whether a crime was committed at Preston Hollow Elementary School i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007

    Bring It On

    Hey, Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, that's quite a spokesman you got there. Celso Martinez works as the spokesperson for DISD, where his job is to explain to the public how the school district goes about educating its students. Lately, my job has been to write about DISD, particularly how it goe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2007
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    January 11, 2007
  • News

    January 11, 2007

    Split Decision

    A judge says Preston Hollow Elementary segregated white kids to please parents. The reality is deeper and maybe more troubling.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2007

    Kickin' it Out of School

    Teresa Parker: the (former?) principal at Preston Hollow Elementary You remember Teresa Parker, right? She was the principal at Preston Hollow Elementary School -- the one U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay said in his November 16 ruling had "unlawfully segregated [students] at Preston Hollow based on ... More >>

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    C'mon Get Happy

    Even Buzz finds something to smile about in 2006

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2006

    Farmers Branch, Where the Lawsuits are Piling Up

    You just knew this was coming: Today, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (the folks who brought you that lawsuit against Preston Hollow Elementary School) filed a lawsuit today challenging Framers Branch's new law outlawing landlords renting to illegal imm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006

    MALDEF: It's the Principal of the Thing

    You have to register for it, but there's a story in Education Week this morning in which Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund leaders are questioning precisely why the Dallas Independent School District hasn't removed Teresa Parker as principal of Preston Hollow Elementary School. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    News Hard on Preston Hollow. Finally.

    A federal judge recently found the principal of a North Dallas elementary school guilty of 1940s-style racial and ethnic segregation. In a civil suit, Judge Sam Lindsay ruled that Preston Hollow Principal Teresa Parker had systematically herded black and Latino kids into segregated classrooms to app ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2006

    Race on Over

    While browsing at the Love Field Antique Mall yesterday, I found the perfect Christmas gift for the Farmers Branch city council or Preston Hollow Elementary School. What is it? Hey, baby, that's after the jump. But keep in mind, the thing ain't cheap: $3,500. And there's no truth to the rumor it's f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2006

    Preston Hollow: Do the White Thing

    After ignoring the trial in which a mother of three Preston Hollow Elementary School alleged the principal there was segregating Hispanic and African-American students from the white neighborhood kids, The Dallas Morning News this weekend ran two stories about its outcome. On Thursday, U.S. District ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    Wherein the Judge Finds Segregation at Preston Hollow After All

    It took a little longer than expected--like, oh, two months longer than expected--but U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay has finally ruled in the case in which a Preston Hollow Elementary School parent alleged the school's teachers and its principal, Teresa Parker, were illegally segregating the Hispan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2006

    No Hollow Verdict

    A few Friends of Unfair Park have asked in recent weeks whatever became of that trial concerning Lucresia Mayorga Santamaria's allegations that Preston Hollow Elementary School's teachers and its principal, Teresa Parker, were involved in illegally segregating the Hispanic and African-American stude ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2006

    Re: Hollow News

    Last Thursday, we had an item about the federal civil-rights lawsuit filed by Lucresia Mayorga Santamaria, who's claiming that Preston Hollow Elementary School is segregating its students by forcing Hispanic kids into English-as-second-language classes even if they're English-proficient. Santamaria, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    Re: Hollow News

    A Friend of Unfair Park read the item this morning about a federal lawsuit, and the resulting trial, alleging racial segregation at Preston Hollow Elementary School and offered this insightful anecdote: "My son was a student there some time ago, with a different administration. The first week of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2006

    Hollow News

    On April 18, Lucresia Mayorga Santamaria filed a federal civil-rights suit against the Dallas Independent School District--as well as DISD superintendent Michael Hinojosa and Preston Hollow Elementary School principal Teresa Parker--in which Santamaria alleged the school was segregating her three ch ... More >>

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    Getting the lead out

    A troublesome painting contract raises a new worry at DISD--lead contamination

  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Rough waters

    It hasn't been smooth sailing for the Voyager after-school program

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