UT-Austin will provide free tuition to undergrad students with family incomes below $65,000 starting in 2020

Seeking to make college more affordable, the University of Texas will use some of its oil money to dramatically expand the financial aid it offers to low- and middle-income undergraduates on its flagship Austin campus.

Dallas bids farewell to a 'gentle giant,' Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr.

Dr. Wright Lassiter Jr., former chancellor of Dallas County Community College, local minister and educator died July 1 at his home. He was 85.

Experts offer styling tips to interns

At 17, Da’Shayla Foard is an internship veteran. The incoming senior at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School started her second internship with the city of Dallas on Monday. She’s among dozens of Dallas ISD students who were selected ...

Affirmative action – its history and relevance today

“I believe that this is one of those very difficult topics we need to take on in this series,” Jim Tolbert, chair of the program committee for the Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance, announced as the panel ...

Farmer Geoff, Chef Trina offer ‘fresh attitudes’ for young appetites

Farmer Geoff and Chef Trina introduced young palates to a “fresh attitude” toward farm fresh fruits and vegetables as the Dallas Independent School District recognized Fresh Attitude Week during the first week of the month as a way of promoting ...

O’Rourke offers inspiring message to Paul Quinn grads

The morning of May 4 marked a triumphant moment for 59 of Paul Quinn College’s 2019 graduating class as they walked across the stage to receive their long sought-after diplomas. Notable speakers in attendance included Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke ...

Black Students & Teachers with Guns

Ahmir Johnson said he knows what can happen when people who look like him get in law enforcement’s crosshairs.

Real Men Vote: Basketball charity event encourages men, young adults to vote

Voting is considered a privilege and a responsibility in the United States. However, not everyone takes advantage of it, especially the current generation. Only 31% of youth, ages 18-29, voted in the 2018 midterm elections, according to the Center for ...

Professor Freedom inducted during hall of fame luncheon

Clarence Glover Jr. may best be known to The Dallas Examiner readers through his monthly Sankofa Garden Homes columns. In the articles, he teaches by doing, demonstrating methods of suburban gardening that include edible or other functional plants that not ...

Salesmanship Club brings PGA tour, benefiting local students

The AT&T Byron Nelson tournament brings in hundreds of thousands of spectators to its events. But the tournament is more than just a game. It is a life-changer for many in the community.

AT LAST! Housing/education for impoverished families

Breaking ground today on its first residence hall in Southern Dallas, AT LAST! will move forward with its innovative program for impoverished students and realize the vision of founder Randy Bowman, businessman and Dallas native. Area-elected officials, including community leaders ...

Texas may owe $223 million after illegally reducing special education funding

Last October, Texas education officials told lawmakers they would likely owe the federal government $33 million for illegally decreasing funding for children with disabilities. They reassured them it was a fraction – just 3% – of their federal special education ...

Steve Harvey and Essence host 100 teens at Disney Dreamers Academy

One hundred students from across the country celebrated the conclusion of the 12th annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine, with an emotional commencement ceremony featuring inspirational speeches by Walt Disney World Resort President George A. Kalogridis ...

Making a difference in education: Six ways to contribute to schools in your community

In communities across the country, many cities and towns revolve around their local school districts.

Students use spoken word to win scholarships

The inaugural Dallas ISD poetry slam was a promising opportunity for students to showcase their talent for words and performance and earn money toward their future as excited students