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As multiple TV critics have pointed out, “Empire,” a drama on Fox, is the biggest TV success in recent memory. Wendy Calhoun, the show’s co-executive producer/writer, is the driving force behind “Empire.” Also, it’s worth noting that Calhoun is a Dallas native who graduated from Booker T. Washington. Click here to read a profile from Dallas Morning News on the former Dallas ISD student.

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Following the internal air quality incident at Lakewood Elementary this week, Dallas ISD installed a carbon monoxide detector at the school. The detector in the school’s boiler room ties into into the school’s alarm system, providing a direct notification if carbon monoxide levels rise to an unsafe level. The district is in preliminary efforts to install such carbon monoxide monitors at all other Dallas ISD schools, spokesman André Riley said. This effort is in preliminary stages and has not been finalized.

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Dallas ISD kicked off its recruitment season with a job fair that targeted recent graduates and candidates with alternative teaching certification. The event was held March 3 at Adamson High School. The next, larger job fair is scheduled for March 21 at Conrad High School. At the March 21 job fair, district leaders will discuss initiatives such as the Teacher Excellence Initiative. The speeches at the job fair will be live streamed on the Dallas ISD website.

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Exercising your body and your brain go hand in hand. Celebrate National Brain Awareness Week by adding simple healthy lifestyle tips to your daily routine, such as getting enough sleep and eating more vegetables. Make exercise a social gathering and invite friends for a 20-minute walk every day to increase brain productivity. A game of kickball is a fun way for parents and children to play together and get fit. Growing leaner and wiser at the same time? That’s a win-win!

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As a follow up to internal air quality (IAQ) concerns at Lakewood Elementary that resulted in the evacuation of students and staff, the following overview is provided regarding the district’s response to the campus. Root Cause District staff determined that an owl blocked a vent stack on the roof from properly exhausting fumes from the boiler.  This caused fumes to back up into the boiler room and further into the building. Response On Monday, March 2, approximately 11 individuals-which include students and staff (about the usual number) went to the school clinic with various complaints. As it is still cold and…

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Con una amplia gama de temas como programas de inglés como segundo idioma o ESL, y reclutamiento de maestros bilingües, Jose Octavio Tripp, el Cónsul General de México en Dallas, y el superintendente de Dallas ISD, Mike Miles, hablaron con miembros de la comunidad sobre las maneras de apoyar a los estudiantes del distrito de mejor manera. Durante el foro llevado a cabo en el consulado mexicano de Dallas, ubicado en 1210 River Bend Dr., Miles dio un informe sobre Destination 2020, el plan estratégico del distrito para mejorar el aprovechamiento académico. También habló de los pasos que Dallas ISD…

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The Skyline High School girls basketball team hit the court in a “business as usual” fashion this week in preparation for the program’s first appearance in the state tournament. What makes this opportunity so special is that after a 28-year career at the helm of the team’s basketball program, Coach Cassandra McCurdy will get her first shot at a state hoops title. Skyline will play Flower Mound on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. The game will be at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Tickets are available for purchase through Ticket Master. General tickets at $12 per person. All-tournament passes are…

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