Second Language Acquisition

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    Highland Park May Be Just a Little Jealous of DISD's Bilingual Students

    Highland Park ISD plans to launch an elementary-level Spanish learning program next year. It's a project that most in the district are embracing -- after all, multilingualism is linked to dozens of developmental benefits. Bilingual individuals are often smarter, better listeners and in later life m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Nation's Report Card Shows DISD Students Doing OK in Math, Need Help With Reading

    ​Moments ago, the National Center for Education Statistics released its so-called Nation's Report Card, wherein the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences rank fourth- and eighth-grade public school students from 21 urban districts using math and reading scores. And f ... More >>

  • News

    January 20, 2011
  • News

    July 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    No Child Left Behind. Yeah, O.K.

    High-stakes testing doesn’t result in better education, at least not among minorities -- it just leads to a disproportionate number of African-Americans, Latinos and ESL students dropping out of Texas schools. That’s one finding in a new report released today by Rice University and the Universit ... 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 >>

  • 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.

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Children of Bodom

    Monday, December 4, at Gypsy Tea Room

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2006

    Re: Dallas to El Paso

    A law-practicing Friend of Unfair Park takes issue with this morning's item about DISD going after uncertified teachers from Jurez and Chihuahua City, about 75 of whom have been hired to teach in the district. But he's no anti-immigrationist; far from it. Fact is, it's something about which he has f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2006

    Dallas to El Paso: Give Us All Y our Teachers

    Maybe that's not exactly true, but the El Paso Times is reporting this morning that Dallas Independent School District's chief teacher recruiter, Hector Flore, has been in the West Texas town...well, recruiting teachers, what else? Says in the piece that some 125 El Paso teachers have been hired by ... More >>

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    The kids aren't all right

    The Americanized culture of undocumented immigrants finds the doors to higher education closed

  • News

    April 17, 1997

    "It's our turn to be heard"

    With Hispanics the majority among Dallas schoolchildren and a Latino superintendent in their corner, Jesse Diaz and other activists say

  • News

    June 6, 1996