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What was your family’s experience with Dallas ISD’s turnaround school model?

The News’ Education Lab wants to hear from families and teachers about their experience with DISD’s TEI and ACE programs.

Texas schools are lining up resources to help kids recover from the COVID-19 learning slide following a disruptive year in education.

Dallas ISD is likely to lean on some familiar programs to help students rebound including the ACE or Accelerating Campus Excellence model, which funnels additional support to the district’s highest need campuses. DISD also uses the Teacher Excellence Initiative, or TEI model, to identify the most effective teachers and reward them with higher pay.

The Dallas Morning News’ Education Lab wants to hear from students, families and educators who have experiences at ACE campuses or within the TEI system.

Fill out the forms below with what you’ve liked — or didn’t — about each program. We may reach out to learn more.

Campuses that have participated in the ACE school turnaround program include:

  • Annie Webb Blanton Elementary School
  • Rufus C. Burleson Elementary School
  • John Neely Bryan Elementary School
  • C.F. Carr Elementary School
  • Cesar Chavez Elementary School
  • Nancy J. Cochran Elementary School
  • Cedar Crest Elementary School
  • Frederick Douglass Elementary School
  • J.N. Ervin Elementary School
  • Onesimo Hernandez Elementary School
  • L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary School
  • Eddie Bernice Johnson Elementary School
  • Maple Lawn Elementary School
  • Umphrey Lee Elementary School
  • Roger Q. Mills Elementary School
  • Elisha M. Pease Elementary School
  • J.W. Ray Elementary School
  • Edward Titche Elementary School
  • George W. Truett Elementary School
  • Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary School
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Arts Academy
  • Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center
  • Joseph J. Rhoads Learning Center
  • Billy Earl Dade Middle School
  • Thomas A. Edison Middle Learning Center
  • Thomas J. Rusk Middle School
  • Sarah Zumwalt Middle School

The DMN Education Lab deepens the coverage and conversation about urgent education issues critical to the future of North Texas.

The DMN Education Lab is a community-funded journalism initiative, with support from The Beck Group, Bobby and Lottye Lyle, Communities Foundation of Texas, The Dallas Foundation, Dallas Regional Chamber, Deedie Rose, The Meadows Foundation, Solutions Journalism Network, Southern Methodist University and Todd A. Williams Family Foundation. The Dallas Morning News retains full editorial control of the Education Lab’s journalism.

Emily Donaldson, staff writer. Emily is an education reporter for Education Lab at The Dallas Morning News.

emily.donaldson@dallasnews.com emilyjdonaldson
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