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PRESS RELEASE - September 4, 2014. Dallas Friends of Public Education Responds to Representative Villalba's Plan to Divide DISD. VIEW PDF

Home Rule Charter District Opponents Protest at National Mayor's Association Meeting - June 20, 2014

Home-rule opponents bash selections for commission to author charter
by BRETT SHIPP, WFAA Posted on June 20, 2014 at 10:43 PM

'Home Rule' is hot topic at Dallas ISD
by BRETT SHIPP, WFAA Posted on March 18, 2014 at 10:28 PM - PDF

 

Miles largely dismisses violations cited in Dallas ISD audit - PDF
11:10 PM CST on Tuesday,December 11, 2012
By Tawnell D.Hobbs and Matthew Haag / Dallas Morning News

Dallas ISD administrator investigated over use of district money for Arlington bowling trip - Behind the Firewall - PDF
10:42 PM CST on Friday, July 27, 2012
By Matthew Haag / Dallas Morning News

'Miracle Mike' Miles and the Prosperity Doctrine of Dallas ISD
12:00 AM CST on Monday, July 23, 2012
By Patrick Michels / Texas Observer

Superintendent's consulting work raises concerns
10:40 PM CST on Saturday, April 7, 2012
By Holly K. Hacker / Dallas Morning News

Community reaction is mixed a day after Dallas ISD trustees name superintendent finalist
11:24 PM CST on Tuesday, April 3, 2012
By Tawnell D. Hobbs / Dallas Morning News

Dallas ISD trustees could select a superintendent on Monday
11:29 PM CST on Friday, March 30, 2012
By Tawnell D. Hobbs / Dallas Morning News

Step One Is Admitting You Have a Problem And Other Lessons Learned During Flores's Forum
8:32 AM CST on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
By Robert Wilonsky / Dallas Observer

 

DISD Votes Tomorrow on Extending TFA Contract
2:27 PM CST on Wednesday, December 14, 2011
By Krista Nightengale / D Magazine, Frontburner

Teachers association concerned with Dallas ISD recruiting deal
10:00 PM CST on Wednesday, December 14, 2011
By Tawnell D. Hobbs / Dallas Morning News

Dallas ISD spent millions on extras, analysis of check register shows
11:39 PM CST on Saturday, June 18, 2011
By Tawnell D. Hobbs and Matthew Haag/ Dallas Morning News
and Special report: Check register reveals extravagant spending at Dallas ISD
Unfortunately most of these articles are behind the DMN pay wall. However, the database of the DISD check register is located HERE.

Congrats to DISD's interim
5:35 PM on Tuesday, June 07, 2011
By Letter to the Editor

Charters win in unfair fight
3:19 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2011
By Letter to the Editor

Trustees lead the way
4:52 PM on Wednesday, May 25, 2011
By Letter to the Editor

Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa expected to take top job at Cobb County schools in Georgia
11:53 AM CST on Thursday, May 19, 2011
By Matthew Haag/ Dallas Morning News

DISD Spends $1.1 Million on Travel While Making Big Budget Cuts
10:00 PM CST on Monday, May 09, 2011
By Scott Friedman and Shane Allen/ NBC 5 DFW

Citizens, employees offer DISD budget-cut ideas
11:00 AM CST on Friday, Apr. 08, 2011
By Rick Wamre/Oak Cliff Advocate

New Site Lets You Look at Numbers Crunched by DISD's Citizen Budget Review Group
8:22 AM CST on Friday, Apr. 08, 2011
By Robert Wilonsky/ Dallas Observer

Dallas magnet schools take hit in budget projections
11:04 PM CST on Sunday, April 03, 2011
By Jessica Huseman/ SMU Daily Campus

"Dallas Friends" Help Public With School
6:34 PM CST on Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2011
By Alana Harrison/ Oak Cliff People

DISD's Citizens Budget Review Commission Sets Out to Save Money -- And Teachers Too
10:54 AM CST on Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2011
By Robert Wilonsky/ Dallas Observer

Citizens offer input to deal with Dallas ISD budget crisis
10:41 PM CST on Monday, Mar. 21, 2011
By Gary Reaves, WFAA

Citizen Council Giving DISD Budget Input
10:17 PM CST on Monday, Mar. 21, 2011
By Jack Fink, CBS 11 News

DISD funding crisis subject of two Oak Cliff meetings this week
3:54 PM CST on Monday, Mar. 21, 2011
By Roy Appleton, The Dallas Morning News

DISD Announces Members Of Its First-Ever "Citizens Budget Review Commission"
1:13 PM CST on Friday, Mar. 18, 2011
By Robert Wilonsky/ Dallas Observer

Dallas ISD's "Worst-Case Scenario" Not Nearly As Worst-Case As Originally Presented
12:27 PM CST on Monday, Mar. 07, 2011
By Robert Wilonsky/ Dallas Observer

Students, Parents and Friends Rally at the Wyly to Save Booker T. Washington's Teachers
2:00 PM CST on Thursday, Mar. 03, 2011
By Patrick Michels/ Dallas Observer

Hundreds turnout at rally against state funding cuts
9:39 PM CST on Wednesday, Mar. 02, 2011
By Tawnell Hobbs, The Dallas Morning News

Arts Magnet Supporters to Stage Community Meeting (Rally, Really) at Wyly Tomorrow
1:15 PM CST on Tuesday, Mar. 01, 2011
By Robert Wilonsky/ Dallas Observer

So, Teachers Who Take $10,000 Buyout Could Still Wind Up Working for DISD Next Year?
1:49 PM CST on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011
By Robert Wilonsky/ Dallas Observer

Dallas school district plans to offer incentives up to $10,000 to teachers to resign early
11:33 PM CST on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
By Matthew Haag and Tawnell Hobbs, The Dallas Morning News

DISD may offer teachers up to $10,000 to resign
10:40 AM CST on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
By Tawnell Hobbs, The Dallas Morning News

DISD Supporters' New Rallying Cry
8:05 AM CST on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
By Robert Wilonsky/ Dallas Observer

Have ideas on how DISD should trim its budget? Dallas Friends of Public Education wants to hear from you.
12:59 PM CST on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011
By Tawnell Hobbs, The Dallas Morning News

Help DISD Trim The Budget
12:27 PM CST on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011
By Claire St. Amant, Preston Hollow People

 

How Will the Superintendent Propose Gutting the Dallas ISD's Budget? Let's Watch!
12:27 PM CST on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011
By Robert Wilonsky/ Dallas Observer

DISD Considers Trustee Term Limit Extension - Video
MyFox Dallas, Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Views clash on plan to extend Dallas school trustees' terms
07:38 AM CST on Wednesday, December 1, 2010
By Matthew Haag / The Dallas Morning News

Dallas ISD trustees face tough tests if Hinojosa gets Nevada job offer
12:40 AM CDT on Sunday, September 19, 2010
By Nancy Visser and Tawnell D. Hobbs / The Dallas Morning News

Old Guard Board Members Are At It Again, Trying To Destroy the Magnets. But A New Coalition Of Trustees Seems Determined To Stop Them.
Thursday, Sep. 16, 2010
By Jim Schutze / Dallas Observer

"Students of Promise" Keepers: More on Dallas ISD's Proposed Changes to Magnet Admissions
9:15 AM CDT on Tuesday, Sep. 9, 2010
By Robert Wilonsky / Dallas Observer

Dallas magnet school parents upset over proposal to let in 'students of promise'
06:34 AM CDT on Thursday, September 9, 2010
By Tawnell D. Hobbs / The Dallas Morning News

DISD Trustee Vows to "Challenge" Super About Number of People Working in Central Office
1:12 PM CDT on Tuesday, June 8, 2010
By Robert Wilonsky / Dallas Observer

Dallas ISD Public Budget Meetings Scheduled for June
12:10 AM CDT on Sunday, May 23, 2010
By Victor Medina / Dallas Republican Examiner

Bingham, Blackburn easily win re-election as Dallas ISD trustees
12:26 AM CDT on Sunday, May 9, 2010
By Tawnell D. Hobbs And Diane Rado / The Dallas Morning News

Faith coalition working to improve education in West Dallas
12:00 AM CDT on Thursday, May 6, 2010
By Nancy Visser/ The Dallas Morning News

Dallas ISD District 5 incumbent faces 2 spirited opponents
10:51 PM CDT on Wednesday, April 28, 2010
By Diane Rado/ The Dallas Morning News

Texas Non-Profit Group Ranks DFW Public Schools
2:01 PM CDT on Monday, April 5, 2010
CBS 11 / TXA 21

After long campaign for '10 Broad Prize, Dallas schools chief says goal is 2011
07:13 AM CDT on Friday, April 2, 2010
By Tawnell D. Hobbs / The Dallas Morning News

Citing personal reasons, 2 quit DISD school board races
10:04 PM CDT on Wednesday, March 31, 2010
By Tawnell D. Hobbs and Roy Appleton / The Dallas Morning News

DFPE makes endorsements for May 8 election
12:27 PM CDT on Monday, March 29, 2010
By Tawnell D. Hobbs / The Dallas Morning News

 

Harryette Ehrhardt: Why DISD incumbents don't deserve re-election
6:23 PM CDT on Thursday, October 29, 2009
Dallas Morning News Editorial by Harryette Ehrhardt, retired state representative and former DISD board trustee

DISD Trustee Race Is Crowded
12:00 AM CDT on Thursday, October 29, 2009
By Bill Zeeble / KERA News

Newcomers receive PAC endorsements in Dallas ISD board election
12:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, September 23, 2009
By Diane Rado / The Dallas Morning News

PAC Endorses Parrott
3:29 PM CDT on Tuesday, September 22, 2009
By Lennard Pierson / Black White Read Forest Hills Edition

Group makes endorsements in School Board races
11:43 AM CDT on Tuesday, September 22, 2009
By Diane Rado / The Dallas Morning News

Editorial: DISD elections a pivotal moment for voters
02:35 PM CDT on Friday, September 4, 2009
Editorial / The Dallas Morning News

Dallas Friends of Public Education Will Hold DISD Candidates to a Higher Level
12:00 AM CDT on Friday, September 4, 2009
Elite News / Vol. 49, Ed. 36 (4.96MB PDF)

New Group To Recruit Dallas School Board Candidates
12:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, September 2, 2009
By BJ Austin / KERA News

Dallas school trustee Ron Price won't seek re-election
12:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, September 2, 2009
By Tawnell D. Hobbs / The Dallas Morning News

Dallas school reform group says it's here for the long haul
01:49 PM CDT on Tuesday, September 1, 2009
By Tawnell D. Hobbs / The Dallas Morning News

This Morning at DISD HQ, the Debut of the Dallas Friends of Public Education PAC
08:10 AM CDT on Tuesday, September 1, 2009
By Robert Wilonsky in Edumication News / Dallas Observer Blogs

PAC created in hopes of replacing DISD trustees
07:02 AM CDT on Tuesday, September 1, 2009
By Tawnell D. Hobbs / The Dallas Morning News

 

Media Releases

March 29, 2010 | View PDF
DALLAS FRIENDS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS: Group Also to Start Spring Membership Drive. Local education organization Dallas Friends of Public Education (DFPE) proudly announced their endorsements for the upcoming DISD school board election to be held May 8, 2010. "We are proud to support these candidates," said group spokesperson retired State Representative Harryette Ehrhardt. "While we were very impressed with the caliber of all of the candidates, and honored that each came to speak with us, we feel these three candidates best reflect our values and share the concerns and interests of parents and taxpayers."...

September 28, 2009 | View PDF
DALLAS FRIENDS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION HOLDS FUNDRAISER: Carona, Ehrhardt praise group's efforts. Local group Dallas Friends of Public Education (DFPE) held a fundraiser this past Saturday to raise money for their organization, as well as to bolster their endorsed candidates in DISD's upcoming November 3 school board elections...

September 22, 2009 | View PDF
DALLAS FRIENDS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS: Spokesperson Says Candidates Reflect Group's Concerns. Dallas Friends of Public Education (DFPE) proudly announced their endorsements for the upcoming DISD school board election to be held November 3. Selected after a comprehensive interview process, the endorsed candidates are...

September 01, 2009 | View PDF
Standing in front of DISD Administration Headquarters today, a newly formed group of concerned voters announced that it is time for DISD Board members to "put students first." The group, Dallas Friends of Public Education (DFPE) is a coalition of parents, teachers, and concerned taxpayers that says it is time for a change in the way business is conducted at the Dallas Independent School District...

August 31, 2009 | View PDF
Dallas Friends of Public Education will be holding a press conference on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, to announce the formation of the group and its goals....

March 29, 2010 | View PDF
DALLAS FRIENDS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS: Group Also to Start Spring Membership Drive. Local education organization Dallas Friends of Public Education (DFPE) proudly announced their endorsements for the upcoming DISD school board election to be held May 8, 2010. "We are proud to support these candidates," said group spokesperson retired State Representative Harryette Ehrhardt. "While we were very impressed with the caliber of all of the candidates, and honored that each came to speak with us, we feel these three candidates best reflect our values and share the concerns and interests of parents and taxpayers."...

September 28, 2009 | View PDF
DALLAS FRIENDS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION HOLDS FUNDRAISER: Carona, Ehrhardt praise group's efforts. Local group Dallas Friends of Public Education (DFPE) held a fundraiser this past Saturday to raise money for their organization, as well as to bolster their endorsed candidates in DISD's upcoming November 3 school board elections...

September 22, 2009 | View PDF
DALLAS FRIENDS OF PUBLIC EDUCATION ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENTS: Spokesperson Says Candidates Reflect Group's Concerns. Dallas Friends of Public Education (DFPE) proudly announced their endorsements for the upcoming DISD school board election to be held November 3. Selected after a comprehensive interview process, the endorsed candidates are...

September 01, 2009 | View PDF
Standing in front of DISD Administration Headquarters today, a newly formed group of concerned voters announced that it is time for DISD Board members to "put students first." The group, Dallas Friends of Public Education (DFPE) is a coalition of parents, teachers, and concerned taxpayers that says it is time for a change in the way business is conducted at the Dallas Independent School District...

August 31, 2009 | View PDF
Dallas Friends of Public Education will be holding a press conference on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, to announce the formation of the group and its goals....