Truancy takes a higher toll on Black families

Truancy among Black students has far-ranging consequences, not just as a predictor for low academic achievement, but also for the long-term cost to American taxpayers, according to a new report by the Center of American Progress, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan ...

STEM mentoring camp for girls

Due to a shortage of 3,000 engineers in the United States, the Department of Defense will have to stop work on certain projects, according to the June 29 issue of Engineering News and Review.

College Bound: Make your personal space pop

Academics aside, gearing up for college is a big job. Whether you’re headed to the dorms or sharing an apartment or house with friends, making your surroundings comfortable and functional will let you focus on your studies. From cozy bedding ...

The 108th annual National Primitive Baptist Convention

Representing Primitive Baptist churches of African heritage in the United States, the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, will host its 108th Annual Session at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, located at 400 N. Olive St. The convention will begin on Sunday ...

Black male enrollment declines in medical schools

The number of Black males applying to medical school is lower than it was three decades ago, raising concerns about the United States’ future ability to have health care providers be as diverse as the patients they serve, according to ...

Black students experiencing post-recession gains

Eight years after the Great Recession, Black children are prospering in some regards and still struggling in others – this, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book, a respected report on child wellbeing issued each year.

Local youth group experience a summer adventure of African culture

The Roots for Youth African Children’s Theater will present I’m No Fool!, an original play that embraces the culture of Nigeria, written and directed by local actress Renee Miche’al. The production will be held at the Act of Change Inc., ...

STEM Institute inspires the minds that shape the leaders of tomorrow

“You impact the children, you impact the world,” Allison Burney expressed during the announcement of the new Kosmos Energy STEM Teacher Institute at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science on July 13 at The Hockaday School campus.

Blacks borrow more for college, yet enrollment declines

Recognizing that a college degree is one of the surest paths to a job and economic security, Black families are taking on more student loan debt than White and Hispanic families, according to a new report by Wells Fargo.

Dallas ISD graduate lands White House position

Stephanie L. Young thought that one day she might be a teacher. However, her ambitions, which were encouraged by a favorite teacher and a central staffer, took her far beyond the classroom.

JROTC leader named director of Army Instruction of the Year

Retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Davis has been named Director of Army Instruction of the Year by the U.S. Army’s Cadet Command, which is based at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.

MegaFest focuses on spirituality, health and family

MegaFest, the faith-based community event presented by Bishop T.D. Jakes, will make its return to the Dallas Convention Center from Aug. 19 to Aug. 23. This year’s festival will bring to the Metroplex spiritual guidance, programs on maintaining health and ...

Hinojosa returns to Dallas ISD

After three years away, Dr. Michael Hinojosa has returned to Dallas once again at the helm of Dallas ISD as interim superintendent in the wake of former Superintendent Michael Miles’ sudden departure.

Democrats: Student Success Act unacceptable

Education has a long way to go before it can be ranked as “Satisfactory,” despite some recent improvements, such as higher graduation rates and lower dropout rates.

New leader helps redeem Episcopal Church

The recent election of Bishop Michael Curry as the 27th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the first African American to hold the denomination’s highest office to succeed the church’s first female presiding bishop, is expected to help atone for ...