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What Dallas ISD parents are (and aren’t) being told about MAP tests
Co-published with our media partner, Advocate magazines On Sept. 1, seven days before Dallas ISD students began remote learning, the district announced that students would need to return to their schools in person for three hours during the month of September to take the MAP test. Why did Dallas ISD ask my children to take a […]
Could internet access in Dallas shift from a luxury to a utility?
South Dallas’ Lincoln High School could place an antenna on its roof and transmit broadband signals to household receivers. A student could then type a code into her laptop and sign on to the network from home.
As schools prep for virtual learning, 1/3 of Dallas families lack internet access
Co-published by our media partner, KERA. Listen to the radio version on KERA’s website. Jamaala Karim walks into the Paul Dunbar Learning Center cafeteria. It’s filled with staff hired to help distribute technology to students’ families. “Having to go from single mom to teacher, it’s like, uhhhhhh,” she sighs heavily. Karim picks up two clear backpacks. […]
How to claim property when you don’t hold the title
When South Dallas residents don’t hold the title to the property they own, it can cause all kinds of problems. Without a title, the property can’t be sold and isn’t eligible for government-funded home repairs or homestead exemptions that give a property tax discount. It’s a financial problem, definitely. It’s also a legal problem, says […]
New racial equity leader appointed to guide Dallas ISD efforts
Co-published by our media partner, the Dallas Weekly Two years into its existence, Dallas ISD’s racial equity office has a new leader, Sharon Quinn. She replaces Leslie Williams, whom Supt. Michael Hinojosa appointed to lead the office in 2018 when it was created. Quinn moved to back to Texas from South Carolina in 2017 to […]
How West Dallas parents experienced the vices and virtues of virtual learning
Virtual learning has become the new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dallas ISD elected to begin the 2020 school year three weeks later on Sept. 8, rather than begin online education on Aug. 17 like other North Texas districts, but DISD students will still have the option to learn virtually, even if […]