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When leaders, community members and students gather March 6 at 10 a.m. for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Jose “Joe” May Elementary School, they will mark the construction on the final new school in Dallas ISD’s 2008 Bond Program. Scheduled to open in August 2016, the 99,811-square-foot facility will have the capacity to serve 821 students in grades Pre-K through five. May Elementary School, which will be at 9818 Brockbank Dr. in the Bachman Lake area of northwest Dallas, will feature 33 classrooms, two computer labs, a library, performing arts classrooms, gymnasium, and four classrooms dedicated to a Head Start…

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Estudiantes de temas como el ADN, derechos de animales e inmigración, se reúnen en la biblioteca de la escuela Anne Frank. Estos estudiantes comparten sus conocimientos en temas como el daño causado por la crueldad contra los animales y la importancia del sistema nervioso central. Y en este caso, los estudiantes son alumnos de Anne Frank Elementary que se especializaron en los temas durante la Feria anual de Investigaciones para Talentosos y Superdotados. “Siempre me impresiona lo que los estudiantes aprenden y concluyen,” dijo Jeni Baldwin, maestra de alumnos talentosos y superdotados de Anne Frank Elementary. La feria de investigaciones…

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As students returned to school Feb. 25 after two snow days, we filmed aerial footage of North Dallas High School. North Dallas High School, 3120 N. Haskell Ave., was built in 1922 and is one of the oldest standing high school buildings in Dallas.

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At Dallas ISD, we talk a lot about Destination 2020. You will see Destination 2020 repeatedly mentioned on the Dallas ISD website, discussed in speeches from district leaders, and referenced when talking about other district initiatives. For those who are newer to Dallas ISD, or who haven’t closely followed the progress of Destination 2020, we’ve compiled an introductory guide to help catch you up to speed. What is Destination 2020? In the simplest terms, Destination 2020 is the district’s strategic plan to raise student achievement for all students. The district implemented the Destination 2020 plan in 2012. What are the…

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For four years, the Cornerstone Baptist Church has hosted the African-American Read-In, which promotes advanced literacy to children. The Dallas Morning News covered the Read-In that happened this past weekend. Click here to read more about the event that featured speeches and readings from Mayor Mike Rawlings, Betty Hooey, a member of the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature, and Dallas ISD students.

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Families and community members celebrated literacy and literature at the African American Read-In on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Dallas. Attendees included Dallas ISD District 9 Trustee Bernadette Nutall, City of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and District 3 Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price. The importance of reading was advocated to young students through poetry readings, storytelling and musical performances from Dallas ISD schools, including Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Lincoln High School.

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Just in time for the 2015 tax season, students in Woodrow Wilson’s Academy of Finance have received IRS certification to assist with tax return preparation. Woodrow is one of only three schools in the state with students named certified IRS approved agents. This means they have Internal Revenue Service permission to complete and electronically file IRS tax returns free of charge through VITA, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Starting Jan. 24, the students will set appointments to complete the 1040EZ and 1040 tax forms of taxpayers who sign up for filing assistance. The time students spend performing tax services…

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