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Dallas ISD makes significant gains, earns B rating

Dallas ISD maintained its pre-pandemic score of 86 as TEA released district ratings for the first time since 2019. The district made meaningful gains in reading across economically disadvantaged, African American, and emergent bilingual student groups. Of 227 schools, 68% were awarded at least one distinction.

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Dallas ISD Pushes Recruitment for Bilingual Teachers Beyond State Lines

With more than 70% of Dallas ISD students within the Hispanic community, the district is upping recruitment efforts of bilingual educators. Dallas ISD sponsors H1-B, J1 visas and works with candidates from Spanish-speaking countries to attain certification. Teachers with bilingual certifications are eligible for a bonus up to $5000.

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Dallas ISD Risk Management Department celebrates safest schools

21 schools were recognized for their dedication to safety. Throughout the year, schools were awarded points for inspections, safety training, practicing emergency protocols, etc. All 21 schools received a $1000 incentive and the distinction as Dallas ISD’s safest schools.

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Statewide News

Texas teachers top the nation for out-of-pocket spending, new report shows

A report from MyElearning World estimates that public school teachers in Texas will collectively spend $298 million on items for their classroom such as supplies, decor, and books during the upcoming school year. Texas teachers spent an average of $846 out of their own pockets during the 2021-2022 school year. Teachers can deduct $300 in classroom expenses on federal tax returns

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Texas public schools required to display “In God We Trust” posters if they are donated

Senate Bill 797 requires schools to display “In God We Trust” posters if they are donated or purchased by private donations. Many groups across Texas are organizing to donate to various school districts. Most schools have chosen to display the posters in their front office or in a hallway near the front of the campus.

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Gov. Abbott says schools will be held more accountable to comply with safety standards

The Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC) will begin on-site intruder detection audits at campuses across Texas. Gov. Abbott has also created a new TEA position, Chief School Safety Officer that will oversee compliance of enhanced safety standards once these standards are created by lawmakers.

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National News

Public School Enrollment Continues to Stagnate

The federal Education Department finds that 49.5 million students were enrolled in public schools last fall, down from 50.8 million pre-pandemic. Data shows that while Hispanic student enrollment has largely bounced back, white and black student enrollment has remained low, particularly in younger grades.

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Students’ Pandemic-Related Academic Loss Has Slowed for Some, Research Finds

An analysis released by the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) found that students fell further below grade-level each month they were not attending school in person. Students of color or from low-income families were more likely to be in remote instruction longer, and generally suffered greater learning delays. Studies show that learning gaps have slowed in areas with more consistent in-person instruction.

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