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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 ...

The Obama Factor: Lancaster ISD’s ninth grade center modeled after Obama principles

The influence of former president Barack and Michelle Obama has immersed itself into the Lancaster Independent School District and materialized into the Barack and Michelle Obama Ninth Grade Center.

Students use STEM to save city from toxins

Young participants in a NAF Future Ready Lab, powered by Capital One, took part in a project that incorporated design thinking to “save a city” from toxins.

Analysis: Can Texans handle this kind of tough love about schools?

School ratings are coming out next week, and superintendents and principals are having flashbacks to the days when they had to go home to tell their own folks about their math and social studies scores.

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.

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