This Week in Dallas ISD: July 28 edition


Students stepping up to help families impacted by tragedy, growing excitement for Dallas ISD’s new single-gender schools, and a reduction in the number of semester exams are just some of the big news items in this edition of This Week in Dallas ISD.

Watch the above video—or read below—to learn more!

Supporting principals

More than 40 Dallas ISD departments are helping prepare principals for a successful school year. Here’s how.

Stepping up to help

Students from Lakewood Elementary set up lemonade stands to raise money for the families of police officers killed in the July 7 shooting. (Read this)

Chief operations officer named

Dallas ISD named Scott Layne, who has 34 years of experience in public education, as the district’s new chief operations officer. (Learn about Layne)

Excitement for Solar

WFAA aired a great story on the Solar Preparatory School for Girls, a single-gender choice school opening in August. (Watch this)

Master Trustee

Trustee Dan Micciche earned the designation of Master Trustee after completing a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards. (Read this)

Health help

The Dallas Morning News profiled Brighter Bites, a Dallas ISD partner that gives out fresh produce and teaches healthful diet and nutrition habits. (Read this)

Fewer tests

This school year, Dallas ISD will reduce the number of semester exams, otherwise known as Assessments of Course Performance, by more than 30 percent. (Read this)


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