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

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Pre-K could be the achievement boost black DISD students need

One of the vexing problems Dallas ISD continues to struggle with is African-American students lagging behind their white counterparts. The achievement gap for these students has been persistent, as high as a 30-point deficit in reading and math for fifth- and eighth-graders on the 2016 STAAR tests. That’s unacceptable. The district needs to put some […]


Resolución: Dallas ISD protegerá a estudiantes sin importar su estatus migratorio

DALLAS — El pasado jueves, los integrantes de la Junta Escolar del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Dallas aprobaron por unanimidad (9-0) una resolución encaminada a proteger y acoger a los estudiantes en todas sus escuelas, independientemente de su estatus migratorio u otras condiciones que los hiciera sentir vulnerables, como su identidad de género, raza u […]


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 […]