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Dallas ISD is ready to welcome back students and staff for in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. The district will open its doors to some schools on Monday, August 2, and others on Monday, August 9 and 16. The district’s three different calendars for the new year can be found here. To help parents prepare for the new school year, the Family and Community Engagement department is hosting virtual forums on July 27, 28 and 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Parents will be able to receive information about the various school calendars, transportation, safe learning environments, and much…

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Juneteenth conmemora la fecha en que se anunció la liberación de los esclavos el 19 de junio de 1865 en Galveston luego de que fuera promulgada la Proclamación de Emancipación dos años antes. Varios estados, incluyendo Texas, aún practicaban la esclavitud hasta que las tropas federales llegaran a Galveston a dar a conocer la proclamación del entonces presidente Abraham Lincoln. Juneteenth, un día feriado tradicional en Texas desde 1980, ha cobrado cada vez más importancia en la comunidad afroamericana a nivel nacional como el Día de la Emancipación, por lo cual el presidente Joe Biden promulgó la ley que declara…

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Juneteenth commemorates the announcement of the emancipation of slaves on June 19, 1865, in Galveston, following the Emancipation Proclamation that was issued two years earlier. Several states, including Texas, still practiced slavery despite the emancipation in 1963 until federal troops arrived in Galveston to bring word of then President Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation. Juneteenth, traditionally a Texas holiday, has gained more and more prominence among African Americans at the national level as Emancipation Day, leading to the signing of the bill by President Joe Biden that officially makes it a federal holiday. Juneteenth has been a state holiday in Texas since…

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Como se había previsto, los datos recién divulgados del examen STAAR muestran que la pandemia afectó de manera adversa el aprendizaje de los estudiantes, tanto en Dallas ISD como en el estado. Los líderes del distrito afirman que una estrategia integral para mitigar la pérdida de aprendizaje causada por la pandemia preparará a los estudiantes para su futuro éxito académico. Luego de varios años de mejoras en los resultados del STAAR en Dallas ISD, se vio una baja en las puntuaciones de matemáticas y lectura de los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria. “Es evidente que esto es una gran decepción…

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Walk into the Summer Breeze camp at Bayles Elementary School, and Jason can’t wait to show you his Super Boat that floats in air. Touch a button, and a big hook with a worm drops down into water. Granted, the boat is made of popsicle sticks and string, and the dropping hook is a work in progress. But Jason and the other kids in the Summer Breeze camp are clearly having a blast at the two-week camp that aims to meet the needs of the whole child. Students like Jason have been enjoying a full day of activities, ranging from…

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As expected, the recently released STAAR data shows the pandemic negatively impacted student learning, both across the state and in Dallas ISD. Meanwhile, Dallas ISD leaders say a comprehensive approach to address the learning loss caused by the pandemic will help set up students for future success. After several years of increases in student performance in Dallas ISD, the STAAR results show a decline in math and reading scores for elementary and middle school students. “Obviously, it’s a big disappointment to see that several years of academic gains have been interrupted by the pandemic,” Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova told NBC…

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Las familias de los estudiantes que cumplieron con la meta del distrito de faltar a clases 5 veces o menos este año escolar debieron haber recibido una llamada el 28 de junio informándoles sobre lo siguiente: Recibirán una entrada gratis (válida por un día) con la compra de una entrada de $29.99 más impuestos ($32.46 total). Recibirán un código único válido para la compra de un máximo de dos entradas de $29.99 más impuestos ($32.46 total). Haga clic aquí para ver más información sobre cómo obtener su entrada.

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The Office of Transformation and Innovation (OTI) is excited to formally announce the release of the Public School Choice (PSC) Competitive Proposal Process, Version 8.0. The Public School Choice is a process where educators and community members collaborate to create high-quality, best-fit options for Dallas ISD students to realize their full academic potential. Currently, there are more than 60 choice schools ranging from those that anchor teaching and learning under a Leadership model to schools driven by a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) framework. The full Public School Choice process and relevant information related to PSC 8.0 (Letter…

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Las Oficina de Transformación e Innovación da a conocer el inicio del Proceso de Propuestas de las Escuelas Públicas de Opción (PSC), Versión 8.0. Este es un proceso en el cual los educadores y miembros de la comunidad colaboran para crear opciones de alta calidad que se adapten a las necesidades de los estudiantes para que alcancen su máximo potencial académico. Actualmente, hay más de 60 escuelas de opción que ofrecen varios programas, entre ellos, educación y aprendizaje bajo el modelo de liderazgo y escuelas dedicadas a las ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería, artes y matemáticas (STEAM). El proceso e información pertinente…

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Families of eligible students for the district’s Strive for No More than 5 attendance campaign should have received a School Messenger call on June 28 informing them of their eligibility to receive: 1. One (1) free general admission ticket (valid for one day) with the purchase of one (1) ticket at $29.99 + tax ($32.46 tax inclusive). 2. Unique code valid for the purchase of a maximum of (2) admission tickets at a price of $29.99 + tax ($32.46 tax inclusive). This opportunity was open to students who received five or fewer absences this school year. Students who qualified can click…

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