education

Education

Sign TOP’s community schools petition today to Dallas ISD’s superintendent and trustees!

Our kids are being shortchanged. You can help stop the pipeline to prison by improving our schools! Parents, grandparents and concerned community residents are coming together to advocate for policies that are proven effective at reducing the dropout rate and creating career and college readiness for students from struggling school districts.

This community team identifies the education issues that are of priority concern to the community—i.e. dropout prevention, proper disciplinary programs, college and job readiness programs, test scores, quality instruction etc.

Working with the neighborhood and community, TOP members work to bridge a relationship between organized parents and organized teachers and school employees to build a common agenda. Working with the educators, we create a space to help allow parents to learn from teacher’s experiences about what actually works in the classroom and teachers to learn from parents about what their needs and concerns are for their kids and neighborhoods.

Together we can make a difference in local schools.

Click here to learn more about TOP’s work to make community schools a reality in Dallas ISD.

Click here to learn more about TOP’s recent efforts to reduce suspensions in Dallas ISD.

Latest under this Campaign

“A Tale Of Two Schools: Which Path Will You Choose?”

Texas currently ranks 38th among the 50 states in average per-student spending. On top of that, our state legislature is providing fewer dollars to school districts, shifting more of the burden for school funding to the local level. Dallas ISD has been making important progress, despite facing recent budget cuts that will likely become even […]

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16 community groups call for higher taxes to improve DISD schools

A collection of public-interest and education-focused groups is trying to get a tax hike for Dallas ISD back on the table. The ‘Strong Schools Strong Dallas’ coalition announced its launch at a news conference Thursday, with Dallas’ Holland Elementary School as the backdrop, calling for renewed push for a property tax increase that could provide […]