Foundation commits to special education

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Dallas Academy is a widely-recognized leader in private school education for bright students with a range of learning differences. As such, the school always strives to grow and innovate in order to meet the diverse needs of the student population. When COVID-19 disrupted learning, instructors quickly realized a more advanced e-learning program would be a necessary component to instruction, and that Dallas Academy was in need of a way to bring that technology to the students. As a result, teachers had to unexpectedly pivot to technology-based learning, and students had to quickly adapt to this new learning environment critical to their success. Thanks to an anonymous donor of the Dallas Foundation, the school received $40,000 in unrestricted support, allowing students the opportunity to attend a school specialized for their needs. The Hoblitzelle Foundation also provided support for Dallas Academy’s media center infrastructure project. It is through these donations and continued philanthropic support that Dallas Academy can bring new technology and the media center infrastructure to students so they are positioned for a bright future. — Lisa Loera