Local News

Dallas ISD students keeping neighborhoods beautiful with Dallas Code

Several Dallas ISD elementary schools will participate in an interactive learning experience with City of Dallas Code Compliance Services this Spring. Students will learn about litter prevention and assist the Neighborhood Code Representatives with trash pick up in their community.

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School Board Election Information Hub- Candidate Questionnaires- May 6, 2023 Elections

Leadership ISD has worked together with community coalitions across North Texas to collect candidate questionnaires for school board races being held Saturday, May 6.. Early voting runs from April 24- May 2. Dallas ISD will hold elections for Districts 2, 6, and 8.

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Statewide News

Active shooter threats, student discipline focus of bill advanced by Texas Senate

SB 11 would give the Texas Education Agency more oversight to address school safety needs and includes a $15,000 funding floor per campus per year for school safety measures. The bill was approved unanimously in the Texas Senate and will be sent to the House committee for consideration.

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Public schools would have to display Ten Commandments under bill passed by Texas Senate

SB 1515 will require public schools to prominently display the Ten Commandments in every classroom next school year. SB 1396 will allow public and charter schools to adopt a policy requiring campuses to set aside a time for students and staff to read religious texts and to pray. Both bills have been sent to the House for consideration.

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National News

How Districts Can Ensure English Learners Have CTE Access

Analysis shows that English learners are well-represented in CTE programs nationally; however, school districts can ensure equitable access by working with communities to identify specific concerns and by offering additional pedagogical training to industry professionals working as teachers in CTE classrooms.

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Why more U.S. schools are embracing a new ‘science of reading’

The “science of reading” is decades of research in fields of brain science that highlight the effective strategies for teaching kids to read. Nationally, a push to teach all students using these practices has intensified as schools look to regain ground lost during the pandemic. Many NAACP chapters are pushing for wider adoption, describing literacy as a civil rights issue.

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Schools, families feel the pinch after end of federal free meal program

The federal pandemic-era program that provided free meals for all public school students ended in September 2022. A recent survey found that 847 US school districts currently have over $19 million in debt from unpaid lunch fees. Many states have elected to adopt free meals programs at the state level, but healthy school meal advocates continue to push for programs at the federal level.

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