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Following the weekend violence from a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., there are renewed calls for North Texas cities to remove their Confederate monuments and for school districts to rename schools that honor Confederate leaders.

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Two weeks from today, Dallas voters decide on a $1.6 billion school bond package. KERA is exploring what opponents and supporters are saying about the record-setting proposal.

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Michael Hinojosa has moved a step closer to being crowned the permanent Dallas school superintendent -- again. School board members on Thursday signaled their willingness to forego a national search, and they could name Hinojosa the lone finalist next Tuesday.

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Dallas school board members will discuss their superintendent search options this afternoon. One of those options could make interim superintendent Michael Hinojosa’s position permanent.  

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The Texas Education Agency says there was no violation of the law in the October incident between Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles and Trustee Bernadette Nutall. That’s when Miles had school security forcibly take Nutall out of Dade Middle School.

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Another jab in the Bernadette Nutall-Mike Miles tussle today: The Dallas school board member filed an “official oppression” complaint against the superintendent with the Dallas County District Attorney’s office. D.A. Craig Watkins hasn’t decided whether to proceed.

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Fallout continues over the forcible removal of a Dallas school board member last week from a campus. A long, closed-door meeting Monday night will soon lead to open meetings on what’s allowed and what’s not by trustees and the superintendent.

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By a nearly two-to-one margin, first-time candidate Miguel Solis defeated another newcomer, Kristi Lara, in the Dallas school board race for District 8. Solis' victory on Tuesday might represent another vote in support of embattled Superintendent Mike Miles.

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Dallas District 8 school board candidate Kristi Lara has dropped her lawsuit against opponent Miguel Solis.

District 8 trustee hopeful Miguel Solis asked the judge to dismiss opponent Kristi Lara's suit alleging he hasn't lived in the district the legally required six months. Solis denies the allegation, saying he meets all requirements. The case continues.

School board races, no matter how important to parents, students, or taxpayers, bring notoriously poor turnout. Even if this one's no different, the race in Dallas ISD District 8 between Miguel Solis and Kristi Lara is getting nastier. Its outcome could influence the future of DISD Superintendent Mike Miles. So far, Lara has sued Solis over an alleged residency violation. Now The Dallas Morning News reports that Solis has filed a complaint against Lara for election sign violations.

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In the Dallas school board race that could affect the superintendent,  candidate Kristi Lara has sued opponent Miguel Solis. She alleges Solis doesn’t legally live in the 8th district where they’re running. Solis denies it.

And if Kristi Lara is right, Miguel Solis would be ineligible to run. But Solis denies the allegations, says he's a legal resident in District 8, and that Lara's accusation is a desperation ploy, The Dallas Morning News reports. Solis or his attorney must respond "by 10 o'clock of the Monday next following the expiration of twenty days," or Solis could lose by default.

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Dallas voters are going to the polls to elect a school board member in District 8, which includes the Love Field area and parts of central and northwest Dallas. KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports the choice could affect the future of Superintendent Mike Miles.