Dallas ISD

Dallas Nonprofit Kicks Off Nationwide ‘Teddy Cares’ Initiative for Homeless Children

by | Mar 22, 2024
Dallas LIFE, a local homeless recovery center, is giving a bear and a book to kids in shelters across the country. The nonprofit has the ultimate goal of providing them to 1 million children.
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10 Years, 10x Growth: Dallas ISD’s Mega STEM Expo Takes Over Convention Center on Saturday
by | Feb 2, 2024

The largest STEM expo in Texas — Dallas ISD’s STEM Expo — is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

More than just a science fair, the event allows students to investigate, design, and create real-world science, technology, engineering, and math activities and projects while building connections with many district departments, campuses, and industry and academic partners, DISD said....

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Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Partners with DFW School Districts on Classroom Programming
by | Aug 18, 2023
The "Upstander Partnerships" with Dallas ISD and Coppell ISD allow the districts to integrate the museum's history-informed civics and citizenship education via a "consistent and engaging" cross-curricular learning plan for grades K-12. The goal: teaching students to be upstanders, not bystanders, when bullying or discrimination occurs.
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Help a Local Panel Get Picked for SXSW 2024 with the SXSW Panel Picker
by | Aug 11, 2023
Innovators across North Texas have come up with great ideas for panels at the 2024 SXSW Conference and SXSW Edu Conference. But with thousands of ideas being submitted, only the best will go live in Austin next March. Luckily, your "Panel Picker" vote could be just the thing to help a local panel snag a spot.
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The Last Word: DISD’s Omar Cortez on His Pleasant Grove School’s Robotics Program

Cortez teaches robotics to every sixth-grade student at his school, and also helps coach 40 students in five teams in middle and elementary school, along with teachers and coaches Julian Beltran, Brittney Fletcher, and Alba Ramirez.
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Three Years After Tornado, Thomas Jefferson High School Reopens to Students
An October 2019 EF-3 tornado nearly destroyed "T.J." and the adjacent Cary Middle School. Today, students finally returned to find modern, state-of-the-art learning centers packed with the latest technology. Not far away, a damaged elementary school is being transformed into a career institute for students from multiple DISD high schools.
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DI People: Brinker International, DART, GameStop, Stream Data Centers, ATTPAC, Dallas Regional Chamber, and More Make Leadership Moves
by | May 20, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, DART, Aimbridge Hospitality, Acera, Fidelis Companies, The Rios Group Inc., Tech Titans, NEC Corp. of America, Texas Women’s Foundation, ATTPAC, LEARFIELD, and Hope Cottage.

Plus, Dallas ISD picks a lone finalist for superintendent.
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Dallas Startup Lands Funding to Expand Its ‘Educational Metaverse’ Nationally
by | May 17, 2022
Dallas-based STEMuli was founded by CEO Taylor Shead to create a gamified 'metaverse' where kids can earn tokens and have fun while they learn. Piloted since last summer at Dallas Hybrid Prep, it's given both remote and in-class learning an avatar-packed boost. Now, with a new $3.25 million seed funding round, STEMuli aims to expand its metaverse platform in schools nationally.
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See How the Dallas International District Is Taking Shape, from a ‘People Mover’ to a 20-Acre Park to Smart Cities Tech and More

by | Mar 17, 2022
From demolished mall to global destination, a plan 10 years in the making aims to turn the Valley View-Galleria area into an international center for businesses of all sizes. Here's a new look at what it could offer—and how it could spur dynamic growth in Dallas for decades to come.
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West Dallas STEM School Inspires Toyota’s $110M ‘Driving Possibilities’ Program
by | Mar 3, 2022
The program is based on the success seen at the West Dallas Stem School—supported by around $5 million in donations from Toyota and a collaboration between Dallas ISD and SMU. Now Toyota is taking the STEM-focused educational model across the country, to help prepare students in pre-K through 12th grade for the workforce, while providing a variety of other community engagement activities.
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DISD Superintendent Hinojosa Is Leaving Post in December
by | Jan 14, 2022
The move caps off Hinojosa's 42-year-career in education, including helming Dallas ISD for 13 years. A roster of leading civic supporters stepped up to praise the superintendent.
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New Dallas International District to Turn Valley View-Galleria Area Into Global Showplace
by | Jan 4, 2022
Get ready for worlds to collide: With a plan 10 years in the making, Dallas' new International District will provide a unique home for international businesses of all sizes—along with a new 20-acre central park, international festivals, community gatherings, and a nearby PreK-12 STEAM International Academy being built by the Dallas ISD.

Funded by a public-private partnership, the district is also a testing ground for innovation with a civic smart zone and automated people mover.
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GSNETX Will Launch Girl Scout Leadership Experience in Nine DISD schools With $5.4M Grant

by | Nov 22, 2021
The Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas Community Partner Program will serve students in five Dallas-area ZIP codes.
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DallasCIO Names 37 Finalists for 2021 CIO of the Year ‘ORBIE’ Awards
by | Nov 6, 2020
Dallas CIO of the Year finalists were tapped for excellence in technology leadership in seven categories: corporate, public sector, healthcare, enterprise, large enterprise, global, and super global. A virtual event will be held on February 26.
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Microsoft To Partner with State and Local Leaders To Accelerate Digital Learning Across Texas
by | Oct 22, 2020
Microsoft and the Texas Education Agency are collaborating on digital skills programs statewide that tackle issues such as STEM engagement and talent pipeline growth.
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Dallas-Based GreenLight’s Blockchain Platform is Powering College Readiness for Texas High School Students
by | Sep 17, 2020
GreenLight Credentials has been chosen to provide its blockchain platform to the Texas College Bridge. Now more than 6,000 students will be able to electronically share certificates and other records directly with colleges.
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