Field Trip Leads to Special Training at DISD

Dallas schools to get gender equality training

Monday, Jul 23, 2012  |  Updated 5:03 AM CDT
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Field Trip Leads to Special Training at DISD

Dallas ISD spent $57,000 on a field trip for the district's 5th-grade boys to see "Red Tails", a movie about the Tuskegee Airmen.

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Officials from the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement with the Dallas Independent School District requiring that district employees receive gender equality training after an investigation into a boys-only field trip to see a movie.

The Dallas Morning News reports the school district agreed to the training last week as a step toward ensuring that no more educational programs exclude students based on gender.  The district spent $57,000 on the February field trip for the district's 5th-grade boys to see "Red Tails," about the legendary Tuskegee Airmen.

Many girls instead stayed in their schools and watched "Akeelah and the Bee," a fictional story about a girl who competes in a spelling bee.

Principals and officials in the school leadership department will undergo training.

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