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Madison alumni honor past, hope to inspire youth

James Madison High School hasn’t met state academic standards for two consecutive years. While there isn’t a definite source of this problem, an eager and motivated student body is vital to the progression of a school.

Stephens tops US Open final for first Grand Slam title

Sloane Stephens’ remarkably rapid rise from a ranking of 957th in early August to U.S. Open champion on Saturday began with the slow work of coming back from surgery on her left foot.

Dallas ISD’s mission to save the district – Part One: How the vote failed

Possibly the most contentious issue the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees has had to deal with in the past two years has been the vote to approve the order of a Tax Ratification Election. Though the TRE proposal was previously ...

Educational tool helps bridge communication in local school districts

Creating the next generation of global leaders is what DeSoto Independent School District’s coordinator of Parent Engagement and Professional Learning, Dr. Amber Reed, said is the district’s vision.

Feds, Texas offer choices for students homeless after Harvey

Michael Evan Hilburn says he can’t wait to start kindergarten this week at a school about 20 miles from the Houston shelter where he and his father have been living since Harvey devastated the city.

DeSoto ISD to host leadership forum for girls

Fewer than 1 in 10 minority women will be employed as scientists and engineers, according to a National Girls Collaborative Project study. Racial and ethnic female groups are significantly underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce despite an increase over ...

Parkland educates parents on signs of abuse

As school starts, jitters are common among children and teens. But for some, it brings fear and anxiety, especially for those who face bullying and abuse throughout the school year. In a 2016 study, the National Center for Educational Statistics ...

Festival provides schools supplies, services to Oak Cliff students

In an often forgotten community, children preparing to go back to school received school supplies during the third annual For Oak Cliff Back to School Festival, Aug. 12. FOC’s annual initiative set out to achieve three goals: inspire the community, ...

49ers’ Eric Reid resumes anthem kneel, urges ‘change’

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid has resumed kneeling during the national anthem after joining then-teammate Colin Kaepernick in his polarizing protest last season.

DFW Back-to-School events update

Click here to check out a few remaining back-to-school events in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Kenyon Martin, giving back through mentorship

Kenyon Martin, NBA veteran of the Denver Nuggets, New Jersey Nets and L.A. Clippers, among other teams, returned home recently to Oak Cliff to mentor young athletes during summer basketball camp at the Becky Saner Recreation Center.

Kenyon Martin is honored with a proclamation

One the basketball court, NBA players give their all to please fans and bring home a win for their team. But off the court, these talented ballers are family men and philanthropists aiming to give back to their community and ...

CVC music students hit the right notes

Michael Robertson and some of his friends – Zantana Zuniga and Johnnathan Melendez included – have recurring weekly appointments as part of their work. But those appointments aren’t in an office, and they don’t involve talking about sales, hiring employees ...

Revised tax-funded plan to be presented to Dallas ISD board of trustees

Strong Schools Strong Dallas, a coalition of educational, youth-oriented and advocacy groups, is set to present a new Tax Ratification Election program to the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees on Aug. 5.

Fit2Hire offers DCCCD students options

Dallas County Community College District will offer students an opportunity to choose new or gently worn clothing they need for job interviews or to spruce up their workplace wardrobes during its Fit2Hire event July 22.