Dallas police just sent word that they arrested 46-year-old Enio Cardoso Wissel for alleged indecency with an 8-year-old boy at Julia C Frazier Elementary School.
Tawnell Hobbs at the Morning News has more. Wissell was a fine arts teacher with DISD from August 2011 until March 2012, when he was fir ... More >>
Back in May, longtime Dallas Independent School District educator George Clayton was defeated in State Board of Education reelection bid, apparently ending his all-too-brief, redistricting-shortened two-year term.
The loss was partly because he was badly outspent by Tincy Miller in her attempt to r ... 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 >>
Speaking of the Dallas Independent School District's doings ...
No doubt you recall the ugly allegations that came out of Ebby Halliday Elementary School in the fall, stories of abuse and intimidation that resulted in principal Kamalia Cotton going to another campus (Phillis Wheatley Elementary ... More >>
A couple of hours ago, Tawnell Hobbs wrote that she'd heard 250 central staffers at the Dallas Independent School District were being laid off today. Matter of fact, says the district in a release made available moments ago, the total number of central staff positions cut today is almost twice th ... More >>
When last I looked at the Dallas Independent School District board's meeting agenda for Thursday, there was no item offering to pay some 1,000 teachers up to $10,000 to take early retirement under the so-called "new reality." But, sure enough, it's there now, as Tawnell Hobbs noted this morning: ... More >>
Patricia Viramontes has long been one of Dallas Independent School District's more controversial figures, dating back to at least September 2007, when district officials concluded that, yes, maybe the DISD's executive director of instructional technology services shouldn't be reporting to her hus ... More >>
DISD trustee Carla RangerIn case you missed it, on Tuesday Tawnell Hobbs published Dallas Independent School District trustee Jack Lowe's list of things he's looking for in an "ideal" trustee. Among his bullet points: "Supports our vision of being the best urban school district in the country." F ... More >>
Brian HarkinRon Price would like to name a DISD campus for the president as well.Hadn't intended to look at the Dallas Independent School District board's meeting agendas till next week -- damn, summer break went by in a hurry -- but Tawnell Hobbs gives us an early warning: Trustee Ron Price woul ... 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 >>
DISD board trustee Ron PriceAs I noted, earlier Jim's at 3700 Ross Avenue, where, at this very moment, the board of trustees is behind closed doors, no doubt arguing over the ramifications of the Texas Attorney General's opinion that the trustees should not have extended their terms from three years ... More >>
DISD trustee Carla RangerYesterday, Tawnell Hobbs summarized the debate over the fate of the Dallas Independent School District's learning centers, created by court order in the 1980s to "return disadvantaged, inner-city, minority students to their neighborhood
schools and provide quality ... More >>