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Dallas ISD Approves $50M Contract With Dallas Co. Schools

Dallas ISD Approves $50M Contract With Dallas Co. Schools

Dallas Independent School District trustees approved a $50 million contract with the school bus agency facing financial crises. Read More

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Ex-DCS Budget Manager Denies Blame for Financial Mess

Ex-DCS Budget Manager Denies Blame for Financial Mess

The woman who used to manage the finances at Dallas County Schools is speaking out, saying she's not responsible for the financial crisis at the school bus agency. Read More

House Bill Filed Thursday Could Ultimately Dissolve DCS

House Bill Filed Thursday Could Ultimately Dissolve DCS

State Rep. Cindy Burkett filed a bill Thursday that would put the fate of DCS, the financially troubled school bus agency, back in the hands of local taxpayers. Read More

Texas Education Agency Reviewing Complaint Regarding DCS

Texas Education Agency Reviewing Complaint Regarding DCS

The Texas Education Agency confirms it has received a complaint regarding Dallas County Schools. Read More

DCS Board Members Grill Superintendent

DCS Board Members Grill Superintendent

At a board meeting Tuesday, new revelations shed more light on the growing financial mess at Dallas County Schools. Read More

DCS Strangled by Debt, Running Low on Money

DCS Strangled by Debt, Running Low on Money

Dallas County Schools says they may soon run out of money if they can’t renegotiate payments on millions of dollars of debt. Read More

DCS Gave Taxpayer Money to Non-Profit Run by Superintendent

DCS Gave Taxpayer Money to Non-Profit Run by Superintendent

NBC 5 Investigates has uncovered records showing Dallas County schools gave several thousand dollars of taxpayer money to a charity run by the DCS Superintendent, Rick Sorrells. Read More

Investigations
Monday, Feb 20, 2017
Policing the Schools

Policing the Schools

Across America, hundreds of thousands of school children are suspended, expelled or arrested each year. An NBC investigation shows that black students with disabilities are arrested, suspended or expelled far more often than other... Read More

DCS Chief Financial Officer Suddenly Resigns

DCS Chief Financial Officer Suddenly Resigns

The chief financial officer hired by Dallas County Schools last fall to help fix the bus agency's financial problems suddenly resigned Wednesday. Read More

Dallas ISD Puts Bus Contractor DCS on Shorter Leash

Dallas ISD Puts Bus Contractor DCS on Shorter Leash

Dallas ISD administrators are taking new steps to keep the beleaguered DCS bus contractor on a short leash. Read More

Awards

2015

Lone Star Emmy Awards, Lone Star Chapter
Investigative Report Single Story: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”
Military: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”
Education/Schools: “The Texas High School Helmet Tracker”

The RTDNA Gannett Foundation
Al Neuharth Award for Investigative Journalism: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”

National Edward R. Murrow Award
Investigative Reporting
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

National Edward R. Murrow Award
Continuing Coverage
"Fire in the Attic"

National Edward R. Murrow Award
News Series
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

First Amendment Awards: Multimedia Project,
Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

First Amendment Awards: Best Investigation, Broadcast Large Market
Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

Texas AP Broadcasters Award: Best Investigation
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

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