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.
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.
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.
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.

Dallas Education Foundation Created an ‘Educational Metaverse’ for DISD. It’s a Finalist for a $1M STOP Award

by | Dec 7, 2021
The Dallas Education Foundation is being recognized for driving the creation of an “educational metaverse” for DISD. Developed by Dallas-based STEMuli Technology, the metaverse is currently being piloted at Dallas Hybrid Prep, the district’s first permanently hybrid school. The STOP Awards, funded by Philadelphia benefactor Janine Yass, will provide a total of $3.5 million in prizes for exceptional educational responses during the COVID pandemic.
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.
Jacobs Named Program Partner for $3.47B DISD 2020 Bond Program
by | Jul 20, 2021

Dallas-based engineering giant Jacobs has been selected as one of the program management firms for the $3.47 billion Dallas Independent School District (DISD) 2020 Bond Program....

Dallas College Restructure Focuses on Collaborative Partnerships for the Future of Higher Ed
“Our students don’t really want to enroll in college, they want to enroll in a job," Dr. Joe May of Dallas College said. Here are takeaways from a discussion on the college's restructure and its renovation plans spurred by a billion-dollar bond fund.

CBRE Uses its Return-to-Work Playbook to Help Dallas ISD Safely Reopen

by | Jul 9, 2020
CBRE's roadmap for returning to the workplace has already allowed DISD to reopen its 16-story central administration building—occupied entirely by the district—to 25% capacity last month.
Dallas ISD Recognizes Hyatt Regency Dallas as Outstanding Tech Industry Partner
by | Jun 25, 2019
Hyatt Regency Dallas received an award of excellence from DISD for its performance in the P-Tech program, which helps students from Lincoln High School develop their personal skills and shows them the behind the scenes of the hospitality industry.
Dallas County Promise Students Kick off College Careers This Fall
by | Nov 2, 2018
More than 2,500 recent high school graduates represent the first group of Dallas County Promise students who are participating in the new last-dollar, full-tuition program funded by the DCCCD Foundation.
Dallas Festival of Ideas

Festival of Ideas: How Dallas Can Become a More ‘Connected City’

by | Apr 9, 2018
Discussions during the fourth annual event explored how to become more connected in the areas of education, health, physical layout, and inclusiveness.
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SMU STEM Academy Launches DISD Teachers to New Heights
by | Jun 26, 2017
This summer, Dallas ISD teachers are going to school — learning ways to increase student interest in STEM subjects.
Nonprofit Is Inspiring Youth
‘One Line of Code at a Time’
by | May 15, 2017
Hack My Future is focused on creating a new generation of technological leaders through its programs.
Tech is Changing Education But It’s Not a ‘Magic Bullet’ Says DISD Innovation Chief
by | Jan 4, 2017
Mike Koprowski, Dallas ISD's chief of transformation and innovation, gives his views on the year ahead in education.