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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

Suspensions

Texas Organizing Project parent leaders & their allies are victorious: Dallas ISD passes policy change to replace suspensions with solutions

The following statement was made by Chastity Masters, a parent leader with Texas Organizing Project’s education campaign and a Dallas ISD mother, in response to Dallas ISD trustees passing policy that will replace suspensions with research-based solutions to student discipline for children in pre-k through the second grade: “Last night, Dallas ISD school board trustees […]

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Trustee wants Dallas ISD to be “safe haven” for immigrant students

DALLAS – After President-elect Donald Trump pledged to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally, at least one Dallas ISD school board trustee wants to declare the district a “safe haven” for immigrant students. It’s a move school districts have made around the country following Trump’s election. The resolution hasn’t been written yet but […]

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Stop suspending young kids, parents urge Dallas ISD trustees

Jean Lamberty’s granddaughter was suspended eight times in the first six weeks of school in 2015. She was in the second grade. “Rather than provide the support that she needed for her autistic behavior, they considered it a disciplinary issue,” Lamberty, a former Dallas ISD teacher, told trustees Thursday. “It is humiliating. It’s emotionally abusive. […]