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Thanks for standing with Mike


Great things are happening in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD)—great things ushered in by Superintendent Mike Miles.

While we know that change can be difficult, Stand for Children feels that it is important to stay the course and keep the positive momentum under Miles’ leadership.

So after receiving late notice of Miles’ hastily-scheduled performance review last week, our support community went into high gear. We had just two and half days to convince the DISD Board of Trustees to retain Miles.

Among the efforts, we:

Dallas ISD prepares for TEI Implementation


On May 22nd, Dallas ISD Trustees voted 7-2 in favor of the Teacher Excellence Initiative.  An implementation team consisting of a director, manager, and facilitators will be hired to lead implementation of the finalized plan.  

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Stand for Children Educator Network Leaders instrumental in Teacher Effectiveness Initiative passing


Three Stand for Children Educator Network Leaders each played an important role in urging Dallas ISD trustees to vote yes in support of the TEI. On May 22, 2014  SFC Leaders June Malone, David McDaniel, Elenore O'donnell stood before the Dallas ISD School Board Trustees and each gave a passionate appeal in favor of the TEI.

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Educator Network Leaders support the TEI


David McDaniel and June Malone, both SFC Educator Network Leaders, urge Dallas ISD Trustees to vote in favor of the proposed TEI initiative. 


Dallas Director, Stacey Hodge comments on Dallas ISD TEI proposal


Stacey Hodge, Dallas SFC Director was recently interviewed on the Dallas ISD TEI proposal.  Hodge believes that the proposed compensation plan will play an important part in retaining effective teachers in the district.

Proposed Dallas ISD teacher evaluation system based on merit


“As I have examined TEI [Teacher Excellence Initiative] over the past 16 months, I believe it is a good first step to ensuring there are effective teachers in every classroom and will be a bold and powerful move for the board and the district.” - Stacey Hodge, Dallas Director - Stand for Children


Letter to the Editor: New appraisals will raise value of DISD superhero teachers


"A quality teacher is the single most important classroom factor in determining a child's future success."  - Stacey Hodge, Dallas Director - Stand for Children


Letter to the Editor: "TEI is an important step professionalizing teaching"


In a letter to the editor of the Dallas Morning News, Texas Educator Network leader, David McDaniel offers support for the Dallas ISD Teacher Excellence Initiative.

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Thank you to our sponsors!


Thanks to all of our sponsors that supported Stand for Children's Teacher Appreciation Day Event - Tres de Mayo!

Sponsors: Restaurante Luna,  Cheesecake Factory, Grub Burger Bar, Barnes & Noble, Central Market, Picasso's PIzza, Carolyn Wiberg