Support Needed For Our Students, The Future of Dallas
Recognizing the urgency of these difficult times, the Dallas Education Foundation, in cooperation with Dallas ISD, is launching, coordinating, and managing our Access to Technology and Virtual Education Campaign. Step one is to reach out to our corporate, foundation, and community partners at large to raise funds for the mass effort of creating virtual educational access for all of our students.
On March 23, 2020, when Distance Learning officially commenced in Dallas ISD, approximately 30% of our Dallas ISD households were without reliable at-home internet access. With financial support from the Dallas Education Foundation and budget approval from the Board of Trustees, the District is purchasing and distributing over 12,000 hotspots to ensure all of our students can productively participate in their education from the safety of their homes.
Adequate access to computing technology and the internet are the first steps in Distance Learning; however, there is much more to be done.
Working in conjunction with Dallas ISD, the Dallas Education Foundation is seeking support from our corporate and philanthropic partners so that the District can provide our students with a robust Virtual Education platform, including:
- Attendance tracking
- Live and asynchronous instruction, tutoring, mentoring, professional development, counseling sessions
- Teacher/student collaboration tools with real-time alerts & push notifications
- Two-way communication between parents and district officials
Accelerating the Transformation of Dallas ISD
Every day Dallas ISD embraces 153,000 students from diverse backgrounds and leads them in their educational journey.
The Dallas Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to accelerating the mission of the district -- educating all students for success, by investing in the innovative programs and transformative work of Dallas ISD.
We ask you to join us as we invest in our students, teachers and schools to create greater opportunities for every child in Dallas ISD.