Tag: Dallas Independent School District

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North Texas Students Get Active Shooter Awareness Training

The Dallas Independent School District held active shooter awareness training for several thousand students on Monday. This event intended to impart ways to better spot potential threats of campus violence and how to respond should it happen.

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Dallas School District Stands with ‘Dreamers’ on DACA

The Dallas Independent School District declared solidarity with “Dreamers,” launching a new website feature on Thursday. The website provides resources to families and recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) now that the Trump Administration plans to end the program.

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600 Men Show Up to Mentor Boys at Texas School

About 600 men showed up for a “Breakfast with Dad” event at a Texas middle school when officials put out a call for assistance. The school officials wanted to make sure they had enough male mentors for the boys who signed up for the program.

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Dallas School Trustee Weighs Re-Branding Campus Named for Democrat Klan Mayor

A trustee for the Dallas Independent School District signaled that more school names may be on the chopping block. This follows the school board’s vote last week to approve re-branding four elementary schools named for Confederate-linked historical figures. However, a latest pair of namesakes have no ties to the Confederacy.

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Black Former Dallas School Leader Defends Confederate Monuments

A former Dallas school leader, who is black, spoke out this week to defend the city’s historical Confederate monuments and statues amid a national push to remove all reminders after violence erupted at a Charlottesville, Virginia, rally on Saturday.

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Dallas, Ft. Worth Schools Join ‘Sanctuary’ Trend

The school districts of Dallas and Fort Worth are the latest in Texas to draft “sanctuary” policies, pledging to make their campuses safe spaces for migrant students and their families, even though federal law already protects them in public schools.

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Illegal Immigrant DREAMer Set to Become Youngest Teacher in Dallas

An illegal immigrant who came to the U.S. as a child is set to become the youngest school teacher in the Dallas Independent School District. The young woman obtained the authorization to work under President Obama’s executive amnesty plan called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).