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Successes & Challenges at the Dallas Independent School District

Dustin Marshall Campaign for DISD

I am happy to report that we have a strong and committed majority of reform-oriented Trustees on the board. Both during my tenure and prior to my election, this group of Trustees has passed policies that:

  • Evaluate teachers and principals robustly and pay them on effectiveness vs. seniority (DISD is the largest school district in the nation to do so)
  • Offer full-day, high-quality Pre-K to all eligible 3 and 4 year olds
  • Allocate incremental resources to our most high-need campuses
  • Expand choices within the district so kids can find their “best-fit” school

As a result of these policies and others like them, Dallas ISD is headed in the right direction:

  • DISD has led the state in reducing the number of kids who are educated in “Improvement Required” Schools – going from 46 IR schools down to single digits
  • DISD led Dallas County in growing the number of students who met college-ready standards upon graduation

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