Author: Javier Giribet-Vargas

Xavier Martínez incursionó en la fuerza laboral por primera vez como aprendiz de ingeniero en una empresa aeroespacial importante de Estados Unidos. Martínez, quien cursa 11o grado en Sunset High School, descubrió su pasión por la ingeniería eléctrica y la aviación luego de estudiar en Charmaine & Robert Price Career Institute y pasar un verano trabajando para Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation en el Aeropuerto Dallas Love Field. Dallas ISD cuenta con tres institutos de profesiones, cada uno asociado con una preparatoria tradicional de Dallas ISD y ofrecen cursos específicos de distintas profesiones. Luego de completar cada curso, los estudiantes pueden obtener…

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Xavier Martinez’s very first job was working as an engineering apprentice for a major U.S. aerospace company. The Sunset High School junior found a passion for electrical engineering and the aviation industry after joining the Charmaine & Robert Price Career Institute and spending the summer working for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation at Love Field Airport. Dallas ISD manages three career institutes – each linked to a traditional Dallas ISD high school and offering specific courses in different career pathways. Upon completion of each pathway course, students can earn industry-based certifications, become workforce-ready for high-skill, high-paying, high-demand jobs, and gain professional experience…

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Xavier Martinez’s very first job was working as an engineering apprentice for a major U.S. aerospace company. The Sunset High School junior found a passion for electrical engineering and the aviation industry after joining the Charmaine & Robert Price Career Institute and spending the summer working for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation at Love Field Airport. Dallas ISD manages three career institutes – each linked to a traditional Dallas ISD high school and offering specific courses in different career pathways. Upon completion of each pathway course, students can earn industry-based certifications, become workforce-ready for high-skill, high-paying, high-demand jobs, and gain professional experience…

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Miembros del Departamento de Bomberos y Rescate de Dallas (DFR), el Departamento de Policía de Dallas y estudiantes de John F. Peeler Elementary School se unieron al batallón de JROTC de Pinkston High School y los administradores durante una ceremonia del 20 aniversario de los atentados del 11 de septiembre. Joe Veracruz, veterano desde hace 25 años de la Guardia Nacional Aérea de Texas, quien actualmente funge como capellán de DFR, dio un discurso sobre los sacrificios que hacen los oficiales de policía y miembros del ejército estadounidense todos los días y la importancia de la unión. La ceremonia tuvo…

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Gerre Cortez, educadora con 29 años de experiencia y coordinadora del Centro de Reinicio en H. Grady Spruce High School, está entre los 52 empleados que deben implementar la visión de Dallas ISD de eliminar las suspensiones fuera de la escuela. El distrito eliminó este año escolar tanto las suspensiones dentro como fuera de la escuela para los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria, sin dejar de utilizar el programa disciplinario de educación alternativa por infracciones graves. “Las suspensiones dentro y fuera de la escuela nunca remediaron realmente la razón por la que algunos estudiantes mostraban mala conducta continuamente y hacían…

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Dallas ISD students gathered Friday with first responders from Dallas Fire Rescue (DFT) and the Dallas Police Department to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, John F. Peeler Elementary students joined the Pinkston High School JROTC battalion at the powerful ceremony. Joe Veracruz, a 25-year military veteran with the Texas Air National Guard and current DFR chaplain, spoke about the sacrifices that law enforcement officers and members of the U.S. military make every day. He also talked about the importance of unity. The recognition started with a member of JROTC narrating a chronological summary of events that took place on…

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Gerre Cortez, a 29-year veteran educator at H. Grady Spruce High School, is among the 52 employees tasked with implementing Dallas ISD’s vision of eliminating out-of-school suspensions for students. The district this school year eliminated both in-school and out-of-school suspensions for middle and high school students, while still having any serious infraction go through the disciplinary alternative education program. “Suspensions and in-school suspensions (ISS) never really fixed why some students were continually misbehaving and doing things that got them sent to ISS or suspended,” said Cortez, the Spruce High School Reset Center Coordinator. “Now, we’re actually trying to fix the…

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Para Jacqueline Rivers, implementar métodos innovadores para inspirar tanto a los estudiantes como a los maestros es uno de sus deberes como directora de Boude Storey Middle School. Aunque implementar el calendario con rediseño del día escolar significaba acortar las vacaciones de verano, los estudiantes y el personal se ven motivados a cerrar la brecha de aprendizaje causada por la pandemia de COVID-19. Boude Storey Middle School está entre las cinco escuelas de Dallas ISD que optaron por implementar el calendario con rediseño del día escolar, por lo que las clases comenzaron el 2 de agosto y terminarán el 23…

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Finding innovative ways to inspire students and teachers alike is among Jacqueline Rivers’ main duties as principal of Boude Storey Middle School. Although opting for the School Day Redesign Calendar meant shorter summers, her students and staff are motivated to breach the learning gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Boude Storey Middle School is among five Dallas ISD schools that opted for a School Day Redesign calendar, where school starts Aug. 2 and ends June 23. “At the end of the day, every teacher and every principal is going to be held accountable for one thing: student success,” Rivers said.…

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Un argumento bien formado sobre por qué debería haber un mayor enfoque en la poesía en la escuela le valió a Patricia McDonald estar entre los finalistas del octavo concurso anual editorial estudiantil de The New York Times. Patricia, estudiante de 11o grado en Woodrow Wilson High School, estuvo entre los 11,202 estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria de todo el país que presentaron sus ensayos para el concurso en la primavera de 2021. El ensayo de Patricia fue seleccionado de entre 16 finalistas, y se posicionó entre los 10 ganadores y 26 menciones honoríficas. Patricia es parte del coro varsity,…

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