Affirmative action – its history and relevance today

“I believe that this is one of those very difficult topics we need to take on in this series,” Jim Tolbert, chair of the program committee for the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance, announced as the panel ...

Farmer Geoff, Chef Trina offer ‘fresh attitudes’ for young appetites

Farmer Geoff and Chef Trina introduced young palates to a “fresh attitude” toward farm fresh fruits and vegetables as the Dallas Independent School District recognized Fresh Attitude Week during the first week of the month as a way of promoting ...

O’Rourke offers inspiring message to Paul Quinn grads

The morning of May 4 marked a triumphant moment for 59 of Paul Quinn College’s 2019 graduating class as they walked across the stage to receive their long sought-after diplomas. Notable speakers in attendance included Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke ...

Black Students & Teachers with Guns

Ahmir Johnson said he knows what can happen when people who look like him get in law enforcement’s crosshairs.

Real Men Vote: Basketball charity event encourages men, young adults to vote

Voting is considered a privilege and a responsibility in the United States. However, not everyone takes advantage of it, especially the current generation. Only 31% of youth, ages 18-29, voted in the 2018 midterm elections, according to the Center for ...

Professor Freedom inducted during hall of fame luncheon

Clarence Glover Jr. may best be known to The Dallas Examiner readers through his monthly Sankofa Garden Homes columns. In the articles, he teaches by doing, demonstrating methods of suburban gardening that include edible or other functional plants that not ...

Salesmanship Club brings PGA tour, benefiting local students

The AT&T Byron Nelson tournament brings in hundreds of thousands of spectators to its events. But the tournament is more than just a game. It is a life-changer for many in the community.

AT LAST! Housing/education for impoverished families

Breaking ground today on its first residence hall in Southern Dallas, AT LAST! will move forward with its innovative program for impoverished students and realize the vision of founder Randy Bowman, businessman and Dallas native. Area-elected officials, including community leaders ...

Texas may owe $223 million after illegally reducing special education funding

Last October, Texas education officials told lawmakers they would likely owe the federal government $33 million for illegally decreasing funding for children with disabilities. They reassured them it was a fraction – just 3% – of their federal special education ...

Steve Harvey and Essence host 100 teens at Disney Dreamers Academy

One hundred students from across the country celebrated the conclusion of the 12th annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine, with an emotional commencement ceremony featuring inspirational speeches by Walt Disney World Resort President George A. Kalogridis ...

Making a difference in education: Six ways to contribute to schools in your community

In communities across the country, many cities and towns revolve around their local school districts.

Students use spoken word to win scholarships

The inaugural Dallas ISD poetry slam was a promising opportunity for students to showcase their talent for words and performance and earn money toward their future as excited students

Stealing education vs. fighting for fair opportunities

Former cast member on the ABC sitcom Full House, Lori Loughlin, was taken into custody by the FBI Wednesday in Los Angeles after she, Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Huffman and 48 others were charged in a $25 million college admissions scam ...

Racial Equity Office update on Dallas ISD

In an effort to better balance the cultural scales of education and opportunity for local scholars, the Dallas Independent School District’s Racial Equity Office was established in 2018. Its goal was “to identify and remove obstacles to creating a level ...

Governor raves about Dallas ISD teacher incentive pay program. But it’s hard to replicate.

When third-grade reading teacher Natasha Boone told her peers she was considering a job at Titche Elementary School, a chronically low-performing school known for its low test scores and rowdy classrooms, they all asked, “Why?”