Back-to-school vaccinations

Dallas County students will be headed back to school soon and pediatricians recommend that parents include their children’s immunizations on their back-to-school to-do lists.

Disney Dreamers Academy to select 100 high school students for all-expenses-paid mentoring program

Applications are being accepted for the Disney Dreamers Academy.

Attorney general demands Fort Worth ISD hand over controversial human sexuality curriculum

Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Kent Scribner on the evening of June 28, demanding he hand over a copy of the district’s controversial sixth-grade human sexuality curriculum, which includes lessons about gender identity ...

Texas senators agree on the need for school mental health services, but can they fund it?

Members of a special Texas Senate committee devoted to preventing school violence acknowledged in a hearing July 18 the importance of school counseling and mental health care, but questioned whether it’s financially feasible to expand those services statewide.

Texas schools that want to arm their employees have two choices

Following a deadly mass shooting at Santa Fe High School, Gov. Greg Abbott rolled out a 40-page plan to keep schools safe. Proposals ranged from beefing up existing mental health screening programs to encouraging voluntary use of gun locks at ...

Program helps educators foster exponential learning

NAF is a national non-profit educational organization that brings businesses and community leaders together to help resolve challenges in education.

Oprah donates $1 million to U.S. Dream Academy

The U.S. Dream Academy, founded in 1998, is a national after-school program that aims to break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration. Its mission is to inspire and elevate the lives of children of incarcerated parents and vulnerable young people through ...

Reaching Higher: Children at Risk names Lassiter E.C. High School as a top performing school

The school year has come to an end but the outpour of celebrations and congratulations continue.

Champions of parental engagement: Janelle Wood, the Black Mothers Forum

Janelle Wood has been on a mission since she gave birth to a son, years ago.

Athletic Hall of Fame celebrates sports legends

From “Mr. Raider” to “Grandmama,” the inaugural Dallas ISD Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony celebrated 10 outstanding alumni who have made their mark on and off the field of competition.

Working to attract more minorities in schools

When Kettisha Jones launched her career in education more than 20 years ago, she noticed there were few other African American teachers in her cohort.

Civil rights activists, NFL players react to new national anthem policy

Protesters held a rally in front of the National Football League’s headquarters in New York City, May 25, after the league announced new rules that punish players who don’t stand for the national anthem.

Camp prepares girls for S.T.E.M. classes, careers

For the fifth year in a row, Richland College is partnering with Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold, to host the first half of a four-week summer ...

Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman salutes grads at Howard University

After celebrating the success of back-to-back, global box office hits, Marvel’s Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, returned to his alma mater, Howard University, to deliver the school’s 2018 commencement convocation address.

Journalist to young men: Act now for future success

Award-winning journalist Roland S. Martin visited Dallas ISD’s Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Florence April 18, to motivate students to be more intentional with their time and effort and make positive choices now. He was invited to the school by ...