What's been going on in Dallas this month? Tons. Between the superintendent search, the bond proposal, Mike Miles' resignation, and other pressing issues, it's been a busy summer.
We've only covered a few things this month, but without writing really anything this summer, you all have been reading by the hundreds everyday. For that, you have our thanks. To show our appreciation, we'll be having a Welcome Back to School event for Dallas teachers from 3:30 to 6:30pm at Brain Dead Brewing on Wednesday August 12th. It's in Deep Ellum and there's plenty of parking near by. Metered Parking is free until 6.
*Completely Revamped Podcast*
Brand new Dallas Education Podcast featuring Stacey Hodge - First three episodes available
Articles this month
Teach for America bring summer training to DISD
South Dallas welcomes the Oak Cliff DISD Trustees
Urban Leaders Fellows Present Solutions for DISD and other Texas schools
DMN covers Oak Cliff Town Hall
DISD police officers find new ways to respond
Education Post - Mother makes tough choice for her students
Video: If teachers were treated like athletes
Weekend suggestion? Watch Teacher of the Year. It paints a fairly realistic picture of teaching from high achieving master teachers, teachers bitter over not winning teacher of the year, "the jaded veteran," and the over eager novice to unsupportive principals, unwarranted retaliation / legal action, inept counselors. Watched with some teachers and we were all yelling at the screen. It's on Netflix and other places around the internet.