Dallas Independent School District

Foley's Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competition Announces 2022 Winners

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Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 12:34am

"This year's MLK Jr. Oratory Competition marks the 30th anniversary of the event in Dallas a truly momentous occasion for our law firm," said Michael Newman , Managing Partner of Foley's Dallas office.

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  • "This year's MLK Jr. Oratory Competition marks the 30th anniversary of the event in Dallas a truly momentous occasion for our law firm," said Michael Newman , Managing Partner of Foley's Dallas office.
  • "We host this competition to encourage our community to commemorate Dr. King's remarkable life and to pay tribute to his enduring legacy.
  • The event's success led to the establishment of the Houston competition in 1997 and the Chicago competition in 2020.
  • To learn more about Foley's MLK Jr. Oratory Competition, click here .

Texas Students to Hear from NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

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Monday, November 15, 2021 - 11:54pm

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from Dallas, Texas will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station .

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  • WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from Dallas, Texas will have an opportunity this week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station .
  • NASA astronauts Kayla Barron, Raja Chari, and Thomas Marshburn will answer prerecorded video questions from middle and high school students from Dallas Independent School District, DeSoto Independent School District, Duncanville Independent School District, and Lancaster Independent School District.
  • Linking students directly to astronauts aboard the space station provides unique, authentic experiences designed to enhance student learning, performance, and interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • For more than 20 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked aboard the space station, testing technologies, performing science, and developing the skills needed to explore farther from Earth.

High-Tech High Heels: Toyota Donation Aims to Help Replenish STEM Pipeline

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Monday, November 8, 2021 - 7:14pm

The Grant will be used to build a STEM pipeline program in the Dallas Independent School District focused on kindergarten through high school aged girls from underserved communities.

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  • The Grant will be used to build a STEM pipeline program in the Dallas Independent School District focused on kindergarten through high school aged girls from underserved communities.
  • "Through this grant, High-Tech High Heels will share what they do best with other nonprofits to address disparities and help close the gender gap in STEM fields."
  • High-Tech High Heels is a non-profit founded in 2001 by a group of women with a shared vision of closing the gender gap in STEM fields.
  • "This grant advances our mission and we are extremely grateful to be partnering with The Toyota USA Foundation to develop this strategic program across the country," said Britney Keepes, board member for High-Tech High Heels.

Dallas Independent School District Selects Welligent, Part of the ContinuumCloud

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Monday, October 11, 2021 - 11:00am

The Dallas Independent School District sits in the heart of a large, diverse, and dynamic region with a metropolitan population of 6.5 million people in the 12 counties in North Central Texas.

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  • The Dallas Independent School District sits in the heart of a large, diverse, and dynamic region with a metropolitan population of 6.5 million people in the 12 counties in North Central Texas.
  • Innovation and advances such as pay for performance, college and career education programs and public school choice, have shaped Dallas ISD into one of the area's most prominent and forward-looking school districts.
  • Welligent, Part of the ContinuumCloud, has been serving educational organizations for more than a decade and currently partners with 3 of the top 20 school districts in the country, including Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and School District of Philadelphia.
  • Learn more here: https://continuumcloud.com
    The Dallas Independent School District is continually preparing its more than 145,000 students for college or a career.

Dallas Independent School District Selects Welligent, Part of the ContinuumCloud

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Monday, October 4, 2021 - 11:00am

The Dallas Independent School District sits in the heart of a large, diverse, and dynamic region with a metropolitan population of 6.5 million people in the 12 counties in North Central Texas.

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  • The Dallas Independent School District sits in the heart of a large, diverse, and dynamic region with a metropolitan population of 6.5 million people in the 12 counties in North Central Texas.
  • Innovation and advances such as pay for performance, college and career education programs and public school choice, have shaped Dallas ISD into one of the area's most prominent and forward-looking school districts.
  • "We're thrilled that Dallas ISD has chosen to leverage the Welligent product as part of their ongoing innovation goals," said Mark Belles, CEO of ContinuumCloud.
  • Learn more here: https://www.welligent.com/
    The Dallas Independent School District is continually preparing its more than 145,000 students for college or a career.

Truist and EVERFI bring no-cost early literacy digital education to teachers, families and communities nationwide

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 2:01pm

From January 2020 through June 2021, Truist conducted a pilot of the WORD Force program, reaching more than 17,000 students at 684 schools.

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  • From January 2020 through June 2021, Truist conducted a pilot of the WORD Force program, reaching more than 17,000 students at 684 schools.
  • "At Truist our purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities.
  • For us, that means focusing on educational equity to eradicate literacy gaps and conditions of poverty.
  • Truist hopes to reach as many children as possible with this critical education in various environments by engaging community-based organizations and families directly.

Jacobs Secures Dallas Independent School District Bond Program Contract

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 12:45pm

DALLAS, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J)was selected as one of the program management firms for the Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) 2020 Bond Program , continuing its 18-year history with the district.

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  • DALLAS, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J)was selected as one of the program management firms for the Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) 2020 Bond Program , continuing its 18-year history with the district.
  • Considered the largest ISD project in the history of the state, this bond program will provide improvements to more than 200 of the district's 230 campuses.
  • On Nov. 3, 2020, Dallas voters approved two major bond propositions, totaling $3.47 billion (including Proposition B, which provides $270 million), to fund school repairs and upgrades and to cover the cost of updating district technology.
  • "Our long-term relationship with the Dallas ISD is a notable example of how we deliver industry leading program management needs for our clients,"said Jacobs People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President Tom Meinhart.

Dallas ISD, Big Thought, Dallas Afterschool and Dallas Park and Recreation Share Early Lessons From National Study on Social Emotional Learning Support for Students

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:39am

Dallas ISD , Big Thought , Dallas Afterschool and Dallas Park and Recreation share early lessons from a six-year national study they are participating in called the Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI) .

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  • Dallas ISD , Big Thought , Dallas Afterschool and Dallas Park and Recreation share early lessons from a six-year national study they are participating in called the Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI) .
  • Big Thought and Dallas Afterschool served as the Out of School Time Intermediaries (OSTI), providing technical support and coaching.
  • The unique approach we took in Dallas was to create social and emotional learning content that aligned school and out-of-school time learning.
  • Current areas of interest include school leadership, expanding and diversifying audiences for the arts, social and emotional learning, summer learning, arts education, and afterschool.

Dallas Court of Appeals Reverses Dismissal of Whistleblower Complaint by Former DISD Teacher, represented by Wiley Walsh, P.C.

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Friday, August 28, 2020 - 11:11pm

DALLAS, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- OnAugust 27, 2020, the Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas at Dallas reversed the dismissal of Fernando Herrera's Texas Whistleblower case against Dallas Independent School District.

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  • DALLAS, Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- OnAugust 27, 2020, the Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas at Dallas reversed the dismissal of Fernando Herrera's Texas Whistleblower case against Dallas Independent School District.
  • In doing so, it ordered the case back to the trial court for further proceedings.
  • The lawsuit alleges DISD terminated Mr. Herrera because he complained to Child Protective Services ("CPS") about suspected child abuse by other DISD teachers.
  • The lawsuit was initially filed in June 2018 in Dallas District Court.

Amazon Funding Computer Science Education For All 154 Elementary Schools in Dallas Independent School District, Benefitting More Than 78,000 Students in Need

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 12:00pm

Amazon and Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) today announced that Amazon is funding computer science education and teacher professional development for every elementary school 154 schools in the school district, impacting more than 78,000 students.

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  • Amazon and Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) today announced that Amazon is funding computer science education and teacher professional development for every elementary school 154 schools in the school district, impacting more than 78,000 students.
  • In addition to helping support Dallas ISD, Amazon Future Engineer is funding computer science education for nearly 200,000 elementary school students, at more than 400 schools across the country.
  • Amazon Future Engineer is already funding Introductory and AP computer science courses for more than 180 high schools in the state of Texas.
  • Amazon Future Engineer is still accepting applications for elementary school computer science education sponsorships with BootUp US school districts can apply here .