Local News

Dallas leaders get down to business as “Principals for a Day”

150 business and civic leaders across the metroplex participated in Dallas ISD’s 22nd annual “Principal for a Day”, in hopes to lend support to school staff and  showcase the work of the staff. Guest “principals” spent the day shadowing school leaders, meeting students, and participating in the day to day operations on campus.

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Dallas ISD’s Special Services offers parents and guardians resources to learn and engage

The Dallas ISD Special Services department offers apps, parent training, and enrichment activities to encourage parent education and engagement. The department’s Super Parent Academy is a free information session where parents can learn about the special services their children might receive. The Let’s Talk app allows for parents to submit questions or concerns 7 days a week.

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Dallas ISD Special Olympics Bowling Gives Students Chance to Play Sports

Students involved in the Dallas ISD Special Olympics bowling team came together to practice in preparation for an  upcoming competition in November. There are currently 530 Dallas ISD students involved in this program.

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Statewide News

Texas schools are distributing DNA kits to help parents identify their kids in emergencies

The Texas State Legislature passed a law in the spring of 2021 requiring TEA to give free, inkless in-home fingerprint and DNA kits to public schools. The kits are intended to be kept at home once used to provide to officials if needed during an emergency. Dallas ISD will distribute 92,400 kits to families with K-8 students. Participation in the program is voluntary.

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What you need to know about the county and school district seats on your Nov. 8 ballot

School board trustees are unpaid volunteers who provide oversight and management to public school districts, including hiring the superintendent and approving all budgets. School boards set district policies under state and federal directives, meaning many decisions about safety and instructional approaches are made at the local level. 315 school boards across Texas will hold elections this November.

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National News

More Community Colleges Are Offering Education Degrees Amid Teacher Shortage

51 community college-based teaching programs have been launched across the country since the early 2000s. The cost of a community college program compared to a traditional four year university is significantly lower, making a job in education accessible to a more diverse range of people.

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Families Are Students’ First SEL Teachers. Here’s How to Engage Them

CASEL, the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, is partnering with schools and communities to help school leaders build authentic school-family partnerships. Research suggests building trust and discussions between educators and caregivers leads to strengthened partnerships and increased student success.

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COVID took over their high school experience. They want senior year to be different

The class of 2023 has had no year of high school untouched by the pandemic. After 3 years of the challenges of remote learning and isolation, students are focused on enjoying their last and, in some ways, first year of high school. Schools across the country are bringing back in-person pep rallies, field trips, etc. after a two year hiatus.

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