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DISD Opens Youth Homeless Shelter

//PICTURED ABOVE: Volunteer students working with Afetr8toEducate brainstorm ideas for the common spaces in DISD’s new youth homeless shelter. There are currently approximately 4,337 homeless youth in the Dallas area, and the Dallas Independent School...

The Never-ending Problem

With 50.7 million K-12 public school students as of 2018 in America and 5.3 million of these students in Texas, the issues regarding public school are complex and always changing. These issues have a...

Luck of the Draw: How the Zip Code Lottery Affects Students Across America

It’s a sunny Monday morning, and 8-year-old Abby has just arrived at school with a full stomach and fresh excitement to conquer the day. In another school across town, 8-year-old Anna is stepping onto...

Upper School Students Attend Dallas ISD Meeting

PICTURED ABOVE: Board Member of District Six Joyce Foreman discusses taking possible action to approve a contract with HIPPY USA (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters). Photo courtesy of DISD. On Jan. 25,...

Expanding Our Service

PICTURED ABOVE: Sam Taussig ‘16 reads to a group of DISD students during the Day of Service in 2015. Photo by Claire Fletcher. It is a unique experience that serves a dual purpose: educating...

Esta Tierra es tu Tierra: An Introduction

PICTURED ABOVE: Senior Julia Mitterer-Claudet brainstorms ideas for educational reform in the Teen Voices Program. Senior Neha Dronamraju is doing an independent study regarding policy reform in the Dallas Independent School District for undocumented and...

Out of Reach: The Food Fight

Nestled between the Trinity River and the C. F. Hawn Freeway is the South Dallas neighborhood of Bonton. The landscape is sparse, with few buildings besides the houses themselves. The nearest grocery store is...

Dallas Students Unite

At a meeting last August with Leadership ISD’s Civic Leaders Fellowship, a selective 10-month program of 47 civic leaders who learn about and discuss public education in Dallas County, Director of Service Learning Laura...

The STEAM Scene

A purple laptop with a Ron Jon Surf Shop sticker buzzes at a constant rate of 10 email alerts per minute. A walkie- talkie in the back corner of the room office mutters something to...