Plotting a new course for Dallas ISD was never going to be a quick or easy thing. It's a huge bureaucracy and one that's laden with problems, some that are common to all large, diverse urban school districts, some that are DISD-specific, a legacy of administrations passed. So Superintendent MIke MIl ... More >>
Last week, Superintendent Mike Miles proposed giving teachers $750 in incentive pay for the coming school year. "Last year, we asked the teachers for a lot," Miles said, per the Morning News. "We asked the teachers to extend the number of minutes that they are teaching, and to increase the number of ... More >>
Adelfa CallejoAs we mentioned earlier, tonight's jam-packed Dallas Independent School District board of trustees meeting has this among its hot-button agenda items: the naming of an elementary school after Dallas lawyer and longtime Latina activist Adelfa Callejo. Opponents of naming a school for Ca ... More >>
If history tells us anything, the recent security crackdown at DISD signals doom for its superintendent.
Despite the $84 million shortfall and the axing of 550 teachers, it's business as usual at DISD headquarters
Where's the fun at DISD?
It's not easy selecting the Best of Dallas
Our new superintendent is getting a taste of Dallas, and it's sour
Join us for a chilling tale of the (highly paid) un-dead at DISD headquarters
DISD's Wicked Witch of the West may be going, but we're not out of the woods just yet, Dorothy
How come the Dallas schools can't find him?
Image is everything; Death watch; Miracle cure
It may be dj vu all over again as DISD picks a superintendent
Buzz remembers the year that might have been and proves that not only the winners write the history
The feds got a conviction against a DISD contractor, but they may have been gunning for Matthew Harden
DISD's ex-security chief learns that being a friend of Yvonne is a bad career move
March 26-April 1, 1998
Are bad-boy lawyers Bill Brewer and John Bickel building a bridge to Dallas' minority communities, or trying to sell them one?
DISD board president Hollis Brashear is not an exciting guy. That's why I like him.
DISD taxpayers pay rising legal bills as trustees dither over hiring a full-time lawyer
Elected by no one, John Scovell and a clique of Dallas business leaders brought you DISD's most infamous cast of characters: Yvonne Gonzalez, Dan Peavy, Bill Keever, and Sandy Kress. Thanks a lot.
A squabble between administrators leads to charges of mismanagement among DISD's security police
Matthew Harden tells the story about his dark days in DISD
Don't expect racial tensions to cool in DISD as long as emotion trumps the truth
Yvonne Gonzalez calls it quits after her darkest hour in that tear-jerkin', mind-bendin' DISD
She's the toughest superintendent DISD has ever had. But Yvonne Gonzalez's administration has already developed a dangerous tendency for bulldozing the facts.
A proposal to turn a church into classrooms raises a choir of critics
How honest is the DISD superintendent being about her costly office renovation?
DISD Superintendent Yvonne Gonzalez spent a lot more on her new office than taxpayers were told
With three investigations underway, DISD employees are getting downright paranoid
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.
With Hispanics the majority among Dallas schoolchildren and a Latino superintendent in their corner, Jesse Diaz and other activists say
Learning that rabble rules at Dallas school board meetings