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Each fall, nonprofit news organization Texas Tribune puts on TribFest, a series of discussions focused on public policy in Texas. Over the weekend, TribFest was back in-person in Austin for the first [...]

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 [...]

The Commit Partnership is excited to congratulate Julie Singleton on being named Dallas ISD’s (DISD) Elementary Principal of the Year. According to the district’s announcement [...]