Socioeconomic Diversity Pilot
In August of 2016, Dallas ISD launched Solar Preparatory School for Girls. This school, which will grow to be a K - 8th grade campus, is designated as a Socioeconomic Diversity Pilot school, where 50% of it's students came from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, while the other 50% did not.
In August of 2017, Dallas ISD will open its doors to the district's second Socioeconomic Diversity Pilot school. CityLab High School will open in downtown Dallas with 100 incoming 9th graders and will grow to be a full 9th - 12th grade school.
For more information about this pilot initiative, please read the our concept paper linked here and view the video below:
The Case for Socioeconomically Diverse and Integrated Schools
- Dallas Independent School District: Integration as Innovation; October 2016; The Century Foundation
- School Integration in Practice: Lessons from Nine Districts (The Century Foundation); October 2016
- Do You Think of Dallas as a Leader on Integrating Schools? Maybe You Should. (Education Post); August 2016
- Has Dallas ISD Finally Stopped Hemorrhaging the Middle Class?; June 2016
- 'This is like a super school': Dallas' all new all-girls school has ambitious goals; August 2016, Dallas Morning News
- The Learning Lab: Inside the Effort to Reimagine Dallas Schools; December 2015, Dallas Observer
- Dallas ISD is Looking for a Better Way to Measure Poverty; November 2015; Dallas Observer
- Dallas ISD to open first all-girls STEAM school September 2015, WFAA
- Editorial: Why opening another all-girls school in Dallas IDS makes sense October 2015, Dallas Morning News
- Taking Action on School Diversity (panel); April 2015, The Century Foundation and the United States Department of Education
- From All Walks of Life: New Hope for School Integration American Educator (by Richard Kahlenberg)