Dallas Independent School District

Marcos Ronquillo Campaign

Voters in Dallas will decide between two candidates for mayor Saturday: Incumbent Mike Rawlings and challenger Marcos Ronquillo.

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UPDATE: A Dallas schools investigation into an executive with a criminal background continues, and so may a Human Resources audit, even though that department  chief resigned three weeks ago. During Monday’s late night board meeting, trustees discussed the HR scandal and the response by superintendent Mike Miles.

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Learning to manage money and save for college may not be on every teenager’s mind. One North Texas classroom is trying to change that. Dallas’ Conrad High School has just opened a student-run bank.

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U.S. attorney Sarah R. Saldana says two former owners of a tutoring business have pleaded guilty to defrauding several Texas school districts.

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The 15-member Dallas school home-rule commission met for the first time Monday. Its job is to rewrite the Dallas school district’s rules that could change how it operates.

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Most of the headlines about Dallas schools the last few months have been about the controversial home rule effort to remake the system. But on Thursday night, the school board approved a proposal that could have a huge, immediate impact in the classroom. 

Toyota

In today's All Things Considered local block from the KERA newsroom: Toyota will move its headquarters to Plano, so what does that mean for North Texas? Also, KERA’s Bill Zeeble begins the first of a two-part series on Dallas’s controversial “home rule” proposal to remake the school system.

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In Garland, two dozen teachers are still in limbo. Recruited from other countries, they’re on the verge of losing their jobs and being deported when their H1-B visas expire. They're not alone. School systems and teachers across the country – and just down the highway in Dallas – are dealing with similar visa problems.

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Keeping kids focused on school is a challenge for any educator. Getting them to reach higher is even more challenging. As part of our Class of '17 series, we take a look at how a local law firm created an unusual alliance between private and public schools.

Lakewood PTA

An East Dallas group of residents is talking about creating an independent school district for the White Rock Lake area. They say the Dallas school district is too big and mismanaged. Former State Rep. Allen Vaught created a Facebook page, which now has more than 2,500 likes.

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