June 15, 2021

ISD

Woman killed in DeSoto crash remembered for helping countless Dallas ISD students go to college

A Dallas high school community is devastated after a woman who has helped countless teens get on track to go to college lost her life in a car crash.

Dallas ISD colleagues and students are mourning the loss of a woman considered a mentor to many. She died Sunday after DeSoto police say

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Austin ISD Lays Off Special Education Staff To Reorganize A ‘Toxic’ Work Environment

Some employees in Austin ISD’s special education department received letters this week saying their jobs were being eliminated as part of a reorganization.

Elizabeth Casas, AISD’s chief academic officer, said Friday she needed to take drastic measures because a “toxic work environment” had caused a backlog of special education evaluations. She said 900 students are still awaiting them.

“I heard loud and clearly from our community and our parents,” she said. “They are not happy with the services the SPED department has given over the years.”

The district would not give the exact number of employees affected.

There have

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Denton ISD looks to open full-time career academy | Denton ISD

Principal Marcus Bourland’s excitement reads on his face through a face mask, excitement borne by a yearslong goal approaching fruition.

Bourland, head of Denton ISD’s Advanced Technology Complex, will soon be able to welcome the ATC’s first full-time students.

Denton ISD opened the Sarah and Troy LaGrone Advanced Technology Complex in 2006 as a place for students to more aggressively prepare for careers after high school.

As of 2020, the ATC offered classes in welding, cosmetology, hospitality and other trades.

Juniors and seniors attend core classes — think English, math, history and science — at their traditional high schools for

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