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The Dallas school district launched a program last year designed to turn around its most troubled schools. It’s called ACE – accelerated campus excellence. Last year, six of the seven ACE schools got off the state’s improvement required list. 

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We take a look back at what was an especially newsworthy year in Texas education.

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The Dallas Independent School District is paying its teachers differently this year. The new system bases pay on merit, not years of service – and student evaluations also play a role. Some teachers love the Teacher Excellence Initiative, while others blast it.

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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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Dallas school board trustees hired Michael Hinojosa as superintendent Tuesday night. This is his second time in the top spot. Hinojosa led the district for six years, leaving in 2011.

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When it comes to Texas rivalries, few match Dallas versus Houston. And that extends to the school systems. 

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The Dallas school district continues its superintendent search. Michael Hinojosa has been the interim superintendent since June. He stepped in after Mike Miles resigned. Hinojosa talked to reporters Wednesday about how he’s preparing for the upcoming school year.

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Over the past few weeks, KERA's American Graduate project has explored why it’s so tough to lead a large urban school district. Both Dallas and Fort Worth are looking for superintendents. This week, we look at how changes in urban districts have made the job even harder.

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KERA is looking into the remarkable number of help-wanted ads for school superintendents across the country, from Los Angeles to Newark to Fort Worth. Today we dig into the checkered history of the top job in Dallas. With Mike Miles’ departure last month, the district is looking for its eighth permanent leader in two decades. How has that turnover shaped a struggling district that’s the second-largest in the state?

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The Dallas and Fort Worth school districts are searching for new superintendents. They’re not the only school systems with help-wanted ads. Chicago, Newark and Los Angeles also have openings.

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Thursday night was supposed to be the last school board meeting for outgoing Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles. But he was a no-show. Still, the Dallas school board had plenty to discuss, including a budget vote and a possible bond package.

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Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles makes his final school board appearance Thursday night.  He announced his resignation on Tuesday. When Miles first arrived in Dallas, he had much different plans.

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A day after he announced his resignation, and a day before he leaves the job, Dallas ISD superintendent Mike Miles talked with Krys Boyd on KERA’s Think. Miles defended his record and talked about the district moving on.

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Mike Miles, who pushed for controversial reforms in the Dallas Independent School District, announced Tuesday morning that he’s resigning as superintendent. 

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Dallas school board elections Saturday should strengthen the position of Superintendent Mike Miles, just days after he survived another vote to oust him.

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The Dallas school board decided to keep Superintendent Mike Miles in a late-night vote Friday. It sent him a “letter of concern” instead. Several trustees who once backed Miles say they now want a succession plan so he’s replaced with as little disruption as possible.

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On Friday at 4 p.m., Dallas school board members will meet to decide the future of superintendent Mike Miles.

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Dallas County Judge Carl Ginsberg has ordered Dallas school board president Miguel Solis and the Dallas ISD  to schedule a meeting on Friday on the future of Superintendent Mike Miles.

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Seventy percent of the students in the Dallas Independent School District are Latino. That’s by the far the largest ethnic group. But some parents say they’d like a better relationship with the district. Earlier this week, Superintendent Mike Miles visited a predominately Latino neighborhood in Oak Cliff to talk to some of those parents and their kids.

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When voters to the go polls in Dallas next month, there’s only one school board race without an incumbent. A strong opponent of Superintendent Mike Miles is stepping down. Trustee Elizabeth Jones decided not to run again. The race to replace her pits a Miles fan against a Miles foe.

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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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Dallas school officials want to issue bonds for new or improved buildings – with a twist.  They’re not interested in asking voters for a bond package. Instead, they want to create a corporation that would issue the bonds. The school board discussed this Thursday night and KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports the idea has some pluses and minuses. 

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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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Dallas teachers are nearing a key deadline in the evaluation system that Superintendent Mike Miles introduced this fall. He wants to reward teachers based on outstanding performance, not years served or advanced college degrees. That’s raised hackles among teacher organizations.

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The Dallas school board will ask the Texas Education Agency to look into an incident last month at Dade Middle School.  That’s when Superintendent Mike Miles ordered officers to remove trustee Bernadette Nutall from campus.

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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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A top auditor with the Dallas school district was fired Thursday morning. The Dallas Morning News reports Don Smith was dismissed by his boss. Some board members reacted differently about the sudden dismissal.

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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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It was a different -- and upbeat -- Superintendent Mike Miles who praised the Dallas school district’s recent gains. Just a year ago, he almost got fired. On Tuesday, he delivered his state of the district speech.

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Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles is expected to take credit for rising graduation rates and a new teacher evaluation system when he gives his State of the District address today. Critics are skeptical.

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