Why Everyone in Texas Is Talking About Dallas

Join us for a moderated discussion about why state leaders are pointing to Dallas ISD as a model after efforts to address teacher quality and reimagine schools led to academic gains. We'll discuss why Michael Hinojosa is skipping retirement for a second stint as superintendent in Dallas, the city where he was once an immigrant student himself and where he started his teaching career. We'll also hear from Mike Morath, a former DISD trustee, about what he saw that worked and didn't in Dallas. Now as Texas' education commissioner, what does Morath think schools across the state can learn from DISD?

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Eva-Marie Ayala

The Dallas Morning News

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Mike Morath

Texas Education Agency