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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?”

Update: Dallas Metropolitan school districts

Trustees have approved the recommendations of a salary study conducted by the Texas Association of School Boards calling for mid-year salary increases for certain job positions in Food and Child Nutrition Services, Police and Security, Maintenance and Facility Services, Construction ...

Performing arts studies opens in Southern Dallas

Based on the success of the collegiate academy model, a new fine arts collegiate academy is launching at Wilmer Hutchins High School next school year.

Voting rights suit prompts changes in Richardson ISD elections

Following a voting rights challenge to the way it elects its school board members, Richardson ISD has agreed to adopt a new election system that could give voters of color more say in who represents them.

A demand for a quality and equitable education, Part II: A district’s changing face

Stretching from the northern corners of Dallas into the suburban areas of Richardson and Garland, Richardson ISD has seen its once-miniscule Hispanic population become the biggest demographic group in its schools over the last few decades – a pattern that ...

A demand for a quality and equitable education:

In Karen Hill’s eyes, not much has changed since her father’s unsuccessful bid for Richardson Independent School District’s board in 1963.

Two new talented and gifted schools to open in Oak Cliff

The Dallas Independent School District will open the Roger Q. Mills School for the Talented and Gifted and Mark Twain School for the Talented and Gifted in August.

Three Dallas ISD schools nominated for National Blue Ribbon honors

Three Dallas ISD schools are among only 26 in Texas nominated for the 2019 National Blue Ribbon School award. Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet, Walnut Hill Elementary School and Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School are the district nominees.

Former WNBA champion passes skills on to the next generation

Alicia Thompson strives to always be at the top of her game. The former professional basketball player and 2004 WNBA Champion for the Seattle Storm is using her skills on and off the court to help create the next generation ...

The state of education in Houston’s Black community

A spirit of hope and change hovered over the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center in Houston’s historic Third Ward community Nov. 15, as dozens of engaged parents, educators, elected officials and community members were on hand at the Black Parents’ Town Hall ...

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