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DCS Could Still End Up Bankrupt After Surviving Election

DCS Could Still End Up Bankrupt After Surviving Election

The financial ratings agency Moody’s said in a report Friday that Dallas County Schools could still end up in bankruptcy, even if it survives a November election vote that could shut the agency down. Read More

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Thursday, Aug 10, 2017
DCS Short Hundreds of Bus Drivers Just Weeks Before School

DCS Short Hundreds of Bus Drivers Just Weeks Before School

Dallas ISD leaders want to know if the Dallas County Schools bus agency has enough drivers to be able to get kids to school on time this year. Read More

Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017
New Records Show DCS Bus Drivers Still Running Red Lights

New Records Show DCS Bus Drivers Still Running Red Lights

More Dallas County Schools bus drivers have been ticketed for driving dangerously, new records show. Read More

Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017
DCS Faces Bus Driver Shortage Before School Starts

DCS Faces Bus Driver Shortage Before School Starts

Struggling school bus agency Dallas County Schools is short on drivers, and there are concerns about whether there will be enough drivers to get all of the kids to class. Read More

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
DCS Board Angers Some Drivers Who Pledged to Help It Survive

DCS Board Angers Some Drivers Who Pledged to Help It Survive

Board members at Dallas County Schools voted Tuesday to no longer guarantee bus drivers a minimum of 30 hours of work each week. Read More

Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017
Embattled School Bus Agency DCS Gets $8 Million Lifeline

Embattled School Bus Agency DCS Gets $8 Million Lifeline

Dallas County Schools obtained an $8.75 million short-term loan Tuesday that will help the troubled school bus agency cover its operating expenses through the end of the year. Read More

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
North Texas State Senators Working on DCS Compromise Bill

North Texas State Senators Working on DCS Compromise Bill

Two North Texas state senators are working on a compromise on a bill regarding Dallas County Schools. Read More

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017
DCS Drivers Voice Frustration as Pay Cuts Discussed

DCS Drivers Voice Frustration as Pay Cuts Discussed

Some bus drivers for Dallas County Schools vented their frustration at administrators Wednesday after learning their pay and benefits may be slashed. Read More

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017
Dallas County Schools Board Decides Against Pay Raises

Dallas County Schools Board Decides Against Pay Raises

There will be no pay raises next year for employees at Dallas County Schools. Read More

Monday, May 15, 2017
Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The $25M DCS Land Deal

Big Buses, Bigger Problems: The $25M DCS Land Deal

As Dallas County Schools began to sink into financial trouble, the agency sold taxpayer-owned land in order to get fast cash, NBC 5 Investigates has uncovered. Read More

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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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