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

DISD

Trustees need to let taxpayers decide whether to increase DISD’s budget or not

One of the biggest unanswered questions in Dallas is whether taxpayers are willing to pay more to improve the quality of the Dallas school system. On Saturday, trustees have a golden opportunity to find out. They’ll decide whether to let residents vote on a 6-cent tax hike, which would raise $70 million a year that […]

student suspensions

Bill limiting out-of-school suspensions for young students signed into law

Out-of-school suspensions will be limited for young Texas students, starting this coming school year. State Representative Eric Johnson’s bill, HB 674, was signed into law June 12. It will limit suspensions for children in prekindergarten through second grade. “HB 674 will ensure that school districts in Texas find real hardcore solutions for misbehaviors, instead of […]

05

Advocates Celebrate Passage of Legislation Limiting School Suspensions

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – State Representative Eric Johnson joined local education advocates Wednesday, at his former Dallas elementary school, to celebrate passage of HB 674 which he authored. The bill limits out-of-school suspensions for students in pre-kindergarten through the second grade. “A school district can not allow students below third grade to be suspended out of […]