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Dallas Chief’s Resignation Marks End of Rocky Tenure

By Corey Mitchell — July 06, 2015 1 min read

Mike Miles has resigned as the superintendent of the Dallas schools, ending a tenure marked by near-constant clashes with his school board and community members.

Before coming to Dallas, Mr. Miles served as superintendent of the Harrison school system in Colorado for six years.

In Dallas, he installed new evaluation systems for teachers and principals. Despite his efforts, student scores on state exams flatlined or plunged, The Dallas Morning News reported.

During his three-year tenure in Dallas, protesters picketed his home, and he continually clashed with employees and several school board members, and survived several attempts by a few board members to fire him. Just last month, he fired three popular principals despite a school board vote to keep them.

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A version of this article appeared in the July 08, 2015 edition of Education Week as Dallas Chief’s Resignation Marks End of Rocky Tenure

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