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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 ...

Billy Earl Dade Middle School counselor is a finalist for national award

The American School Counselor Association has announced that Billy Earl Dade Middle School counselor, Nwakaego Edordu, is 1 of 6 finalists for the 2019 School Counselor of the Year awards program.

Whole-child approach, teamwork boost George W. Truett

George W. Truett Elementary is 1 of 13 Dallas ISD campuses to get off the Improvement Required list, which is based on ratings from the state. There are several reasons Truett is a school where great things are happening.

Texas education board set to approve curriculum some say is historically inaccuarate

Approaching the podium, Dallas middle school teacher Ron Francis faced the circle of 15 large, wooden desks at the Texas State Board of Education’s September meeting. The board was discussing changes to the social studies curriculum standards, the result of ...

‘The Blood of Heroes Never Dies’

In November 2015, Richland College was home to a sea of 5,171 red ceramic poppies – one poppy for every Texas soldier killed in World War I. A lone white poppy represented the single Texas nurse reported to have also ...

Leading Dunbar Learning Center to next level

When Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center Principal Alpher Garrett-Jones started setting up for the school year’s first Parent Teacher Association meeting, she fielded questions on why they should set up so many chairs. After all, only three people signed in ...

Alicia Keys, America Ferrera urge students to vote

Loud screams and chants coupled with the drumline’s melodic lows overflowed from the auditorium of Skyline High School, the nation’s first magnet school, which is housed on Dallas ISD’s largest campus.

Project MALE program builds leadership skills in young men

The Dallas ISD Racial Equity Office has partnered with the Project MALE Program to provide young men from Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School and South Oak Cliff High School an opportunity to build character and leadership skills. Project ...

Expanded schools and programs featured at education and enrichment fair at Southwest Center Mall

Families from Southern Dallas and surrounding cities gathered at Southwest Center Mall to visit with representatives from some of the best schools. This year

Keep children safe while riding the bus to school

During a recent national stop arm survey, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation found there could be more than 15 million illegal stop-arm passes during a school year. School buses are often overlooked by distracted drivers who ...

Texas’ school finance problem in one pesky chart

There is a chart on page 205 of the newest edition of a wonky and essential Texas government publication called Fiscal Size-Up: 2018-19 Biennium.

DCCCD trustees approve appointment of new Eastfield College president

Members of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees unanimously approved a recommendation from Dr. Joe May, DCCCD’s chancellor, to appointment Dr. Eddie Tealer as the new president of Eastfield College.

Dallas ISD fathers, father figures drafted to All-Pro Dad Initiative

The NFL draft is a big deal for anyone who dreams of playing professional football, but for dads in Dallas ISD, the draft took on a more important meaning last month, as hundreds of men across the district gathered to ...

Kevin Hart surprises Booker T. Washington High School students

Juniors and seniors at Booker T. Washington for the Performing and Visual Arts got a shock, Sept. 12. Dr. Scott Rudes, who has served as the school’s principal the past five years, announced he had an opportunity too good to ...

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