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Dallas ISD Schools With Extended Calendar See Promising Results

At the beginning of last school year, 46 schools across Dallas ISD implemented the Additional Days School Year (or ADSY), an opportunity to increase instructional time on elementary campuses by up to [...]

Given the lifetime benefits enrolling a child in pre-K can have for their future, the Commit Partnership closely monitors pre-K enrollment in Dallas County while [...]

A recent analysis by Children at Risk found a notable lack of child care seats in many areas of Greater Dallas County. Child care is [...]

Nationally, the importance of early learning is well documented. Longitudinal research shows the positive impact of high-quality Pre-Kindergarten even beyond third grade. As 90% of [...]

Nationally, low-income students experience an average summer learning loss in reading achievement of more than two months every year. This summer, Istation initiated its 3rd annual Tackle Summer Slide program [...]

When House Bill 4 was passed by the 84th Texas legislature in 2015, it was simultaneously applauded and criticized. The author of the bill, state [...]

Dallas County is off to a great start to the school year with an increase of 1,348 more children registered for Pre-K! Congratulations to all those involved [...]

Dallas is at the forefront of a national movement to reverse summer learning loss – a critical challenge given research showing that low-income students, on [...]

Joint Policy Update The Early Matters Dallas and Houston Policy and Legislative Committees held a joint meeting in May to prepare for the upcoming 201 [...]

At Commit!, we promote the disaggregation of data—by race, gender, language, and economics—to identify key disparities and opportunities for the Dallas County educational community to [...]

This year’s Early Pre-K Registration campaign featured the combined efforts of nine local districts—Cedar Hill ISD, Coppell ISD, Dallas ISD, DeSoto ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Irving ISD [...]

Early Matters Dallas (EMD) is a broad-based coalition dedicated to working together to raise awareness about the importance of quality early education, coordinate advocacy efforts [...]

Nationally, low-income students lose two months of reading proficiency in the summer. And every year, this “summer slide” loss adds up; research finds that two-thirds [...]