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The State of Poverty in Dallas County

In September of 2011, newly-elected Mayor Mike Rawlings and I announced the formation of the Commit Partnership. We did so in the belief that the educational challenges our community faced were too [...]
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Dallas County is experiencing a shortage of early childhood education (ECE) teachers. According to estimates from the Dallas College Labor Market Intelligence, approximately 4,300 ECE [...]

New recommendations from the Texas Commission on Community College Finance (TCCCF) pave the way for comprehensive legislation to bolster the skilled workforce pipeline and Texas’ [...]

Dallas College is making history with its new teacher apprenticeship program – the first program of its kind in Texas. Responding to a community wide [...]

Chief financial officers (or CFOs) in Texas school districts play a pivotal role in the success of the students they serve by strategically investing district [...]

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 [...]

The Dallas County Learning Community (DCLC) is a new collaboration of area public school districts highly focused on continuous improvement to help the region exceed [...]

The annual release of the Texas Education Agency’s school ratings provides an opportunity for families, school leaders, and lawmakers to reflect on which educational strategies [...]

Texas is facing a skilled workforce shortage of 1.4 million jobs across the state. Our state’s community and technical colleges are uniquely positioned to address [...]

Dr. Jeannie Stone knew she wanted to be a teacher since she was a fourth grader at Mesquite ISD. Inspired by her 10th grade English [...]

As the Development and Communications Coordinator at Bachman Lake Together, Vanessa Larez helps connect philanthropic resources with strategies to support high-quality early education in Dallas’ [...]

As Texas classrooms reopen after summer break, it’s time for a close look at how well our public schools are serving our students. Last week [...]

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 [...]