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TEA lists schools for best practices case studies

On Jan. 12, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced that the Texas Education Agency has selected Lancaster Elementary School

If Dr. King was a presidential candidate

Lyriq Turner, a fifth-grader at Charles Rice Learning Center, took the top spot in the 24th annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition final. She and seven other finalists vied for first place on Jan. 15, at The Majestic Theatre.

Education Briefs

Dallas ISD pledges action in response to demographic report Superintendent Michael Hinojosa and Dallas ISD trustees discussed a recent demographic report that revealed a slight decrease in student enrollment this year

Houston schools vote to rename schools linked to Confederacy

Texas’ largest school district has joined the national debate over whether communities should cut their ties to the Confederacy by renaming buildings or removing monuments.

The Agony of Defeat: Dallas Cowboys reflect on last 20 years

Twenty years. That’s how long the Dallas Cowboys have gone without winning a Super Bowl.

Holiday concert offers high-energy celebration of talent

It was a magical performance as more than 300 students combined forces to light up the holiday season at the 23rd annual Christmas Kwanzaa concert on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson convention center Naomi Bruton ...

Cuban med school program helps dreams come true

Since Darnna Banks was a little girl she has been focused on one dream – a dream that almost seemed impossible for a little girl growing up in Oak Cliff.

Churches, mosques focus on security

In Alabama, a Presbyterian church wanted to be able to hire its own police for protection. Mosque leaders around the country are meeting with law enforcement officials as an anti-Muslim furor fuels arson attacks and vandalism. And the Federal Emergency ...

Students insist SOC is hazardous

Gas leaks, leaking roofs, classrooms that are too hot or too cold and bad food leave students feeling neglected and that the Dallas ISD and the city of Dallas just doesn’t care about them.

MLK oratory competition focuses on civil rights, politics

If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were a candidate for U.S. president, what would he be saying today on the campaign trail?

SOC protest prompts officials to address conditions

In response to a student walkout on Monday at 2:55 p.m. at South Oak Cliff High School, Dallas Independent School District administrators talked briefly to students, parents and community members on campus that evening about the condition of the building ...

Breakfast in the Classroom takes a bite out of hunger

In Mrs. Vadillo’s kindergarten classroom at Bethune Elementary, the start of the school day is not filled with lessons or discussions of the previous night’s homework.

Dallas Cowboys lose eighth game of season

It was not a Happy Thanksgiving for the Dallas Cowboys as the team lost their eighth game of the season, losing to the undefeated Caroline Panthers, 14-33, on Thanksgiving Day.

Losing My Religion: Kirk Franklin returns with chart-topping hits

The seven-time Grammy Award-winner Kirk Franklin is back after his five-year hiatus. His 11th studio album entitled Losing My Religion hit stores on Nov. 13.

Black studies programs in jeopardy

Protests by University of Missouri Black students that forced the school’s administration to address racism and other problems mirror efforts decades ago that led many majority White schools to create African American studies and other programs.

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