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The finale: When the music lessons stop

The walls that were once covered with music notes and faces of composers were bare. Various trophies and accolades collected over the last four-and-a-half decades were boxed. The dry erase board is how students would learn the notes do, re ...

Critics: GOP education reform would hurt Black students

As the Republican-led Congress prepares to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, civil rights groups, educators and student advocates fear that current proposals leave many poor and Black children behind.

South Dallas senior accepted into Harvard, awaits MIT and Princeton

Completing his final semester, Quentin Neroes spends most of his free time in Emmett J. Conrad High School’s Go Center, a college resource room for upperclassmen. It’s in the Go Center where he applies to the colleges of his choice. ...

High school seniors left over $34 million on the table in 2014

Last year, more than half of Dallas County seniors failed to fill out Free Application for Federal Student Aid and Texas Application for State Financial Aid and missed out on more than $34 million in grants.

University of Florida reports big drop in Black enrollment

The University of Florida saw a more than 50 percent drop in enrollment of Black freshmen from 2007 to 2013 and a nearly 30 percent drop in overall enrollment of Black students.

Hall of Fame honors achievements of legendary Black athletes

The enshrinement of the 2015 Class of Inductees of the Parrish Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame will “Celebrate Athletic Brilliance” during a luncheon on Saturday.

PQU studies South Dallas environment

They may come from worlds apart, but together, they share a common passion: environmental justice.

Pastors on mission to ‘Save Our Sons’

Today there is an urgent need to save our sons, stressed the African American Pastors Coalition during its annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration, held at Concord Church on Jan. 19.

Texas Supreme Court to hear public school finance case

The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear the state’s gargantuan, multiyear school finance case – and set a timetable that ensures there won’t be a decision until after the legislative session ends in June.

Initiative to support UNICEF in West Africa to launch next month

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF recently announced a new partnership to combat Ebola with a consortium of noted faith-based leaders who head up some of the largest African American churches and religious organizations in the country.

Notre Dame’s ‘White Privilege’ class draws scrutiny

As the U.S. wrestles with how to respond to a series of volatile racial incidents, the University of Notre Dame is offering a class this semester on White privilege to help students become more aware of injustices.

Pastors on mission to ‘Save Our Sons’

Today there is an urgent need to save our sons, stressed the African American Pastors Coalition during its annual Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration, held at Concord Church on Jan. 19.

Aviation technology fades from DCCCD

A large display of photos hangs on the wall above Professor Richard Parra’s computer inside his Mountain View Collage office. One image in particular depicts him rappelling from a helicopter. Not only is it a visual reminder of Parra’s duties ...

Harry Stone steps into the world of IB

As his team of strings took center stage in front of a standing-room-only audience for a special presentation, Michael Smoot recalled his personal experience there. As an orchestra teacher, he has spent the last 25 years teaching at Harry Stone. ...

HBCUs divided over free two-year college plan

Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Barack Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students making progress toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree would hurt or harm Historically Black Colleges ...

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