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The Dallas ISD Baseball Academy will be held June 21-24 for Dallas ISD students currently in grades 3 through 6. The event will take place Monday through Thursday from 6-8 p.m. The academy, which will focus on individual skill development and training for our future Dallas ISD baseball champions, will be held six different high schools, including Molina, W.T. White, Skyline, Hillcrest, Madison, and Seagoville as well as at Higgins Field and Pleasant Grove Field. Elementary and middle school students should only report to the venue assigned to their high school feeder pattern. Molina HS: Molina, Adamson, Pinkston W.T. White…

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Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union named Akash Patel, a Spanish teacher at Ignite Middle School, as its 2021 Appreciated Teacher of the Year. The award comes with a $2,500 grand prize, which was given to Patel in his classroom. In addition to being an outstanding teacher, Patel also founded Happy World Foundation, a global citizenship nonprofit that connects educators around the world.

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Students are taking ownership of their own learning as part of a growing initiative in Dallas ISD.  As part of the Assessment for Learning effort, students are able to describe what they are learning, why they are learning it, and how they will be successful in real time. “We are helping teachers and students become equal partners in teaching and learning by increasing the opportunities for students to become agentic,” said Kierstan Barbee, Dallas ISD Assessment for Learning coordinator. “When students become self-directed learners, we see increased student achievement, engagement, and empowerment in the learning process.” For a better idea…

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Dallas ISD Athletics will host their first softball academy beginning on May 25. The softball academy will be open to Dallas ISD students in grade 3-6.  The Academy will be held from 6-8 p.m. on different campuses and at the Forester Softball Complex on specified dates. Students K-2 will have an opportunity to participate on May 25 and June 16 from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Forester Softball Complex. Students K-2 must have a parent present the entire time.  The Academy will last five weeks and will be held on four Tuesday nights and one Wednesday night, June 16, the last night…

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