#AgainstAllOdds: Shaquem Griffin makes NFL history

When Shaquem Griffin’s name was called, the crowd loved it.

Black woman golfer: It was like we had targets on our backs

When she walks onto a golf course as one of the few Black women on the links, Sandra Harrison fills with pride and hopes her play will dispel stereotypes and disarm her fellow players – who are often White and ...

Houston district backs off plan for takeover of 10 schools

Texas’ largest school district Wednesday backed off a plan to have a charter school operator take over 10 low-performing campuses following a contentious school board meeting during which two people were arrested, including one woman who was dragged away by ...

Underground Railroad simulation raises concerns

Parents of McKinley Junior High School sixth-graders in suburban Chicago are outraged a school field trip to southeastern Wisconsin included a re-enactment of the Underground Railroad.

School Choice: Dallas ISD’s Transformation and Innovation Schools

Over the last several years, the desire for parents to have more education opportunities for their children has steadily grown within the Dallas Independent School District, even considering the accumulation of traditional schools, magnate schools and charter schools within the ...

Eighth-graders asked to list positives of slavery

A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.

Four Dallas ISD schools selected for P-TECH Grant program

L. G. Pinkston, Seagoville, South Oak Cliff and Wilmer-Hutchins high schools have been preliminarily selected to receive a grant for the 2018–2020 P-TECH – or Pathways in Technology Early College High School Success Grant program.

National report card shows little to no progress

The results of the latest nation’s report card are in and the news isn’t good, especially for Black students.

Quick notes on education and local youth programs

Dallas ISD “Adaptive Robotics” teams are gearing up to show off their robots and skills during a scrimmage, April 27.

What a difference a director makes at CFPB

In 1959, the late Dinah Washington (1924-1963) won a Grammy Award for her R&B hit song, What a Difference a Day Makes. The song tells the story of how a blossoming romance dramatically changed life – for the better. Its ...

Ideology tops facts in Texas history curriculum, experts say

When the Texas Board of Education last produced history curriculum guidelines for public schools, experts decried its members for attempting to promote religious and conservative ideology over facts.

Film showcases Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson knew he wanted to tell a story about the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities – not just about individual HBCUs, many of which have their own celebrated histories, but about what they collectively have meant to ...

Students meet civil rights activist at first student leadership summit

More than 200 area students learned about leadership and commitment from civil rights activist and attorney Fred Gray during a special event this month at Cedar Valley College.

Black athletes have long history of not sticking to sports

This year’s NFL season featured two of America’s pastimes: football and race, with pregame protests dividing fans along color lines and making Sunday afternoons among the most segregated hours in the country.

First masonry training program at RCC

The construction skills masonry course at the Richland College South Dallas Training Center is helping graduates build a better future.