Working to attract more minorities in schools

When Kettisha Jones launched her career in education more than 20 years ago, she noticed there were few other African American teachers in her cohort.

Civil rights activists, NFL players react to new national anthem policy

Protesters held a rally in front of the National Football League’s headquarters in New York City, May 25, after the league announced new rules that punish players who don’t stand for the national anthem.

Camp prepares girls for S.T.E.M. classes, careers

For the fifth year in a row, Richland College is partnering with Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold, to host the first half of a four-week summer ...

Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman salutes grads at Howard University

After celebrating the success of back-to-back, global box office hits, Marvel’s Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, returned to his alma mater, Howard University, to deliver the school’s 2018 commencement convocation address.

Journalist to young men: Act now for future success

Award-winning journalist Roland S. Martin visited Dallas ISD’s Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Florence April 18, to motivate students to be more intentional with their time and effort and make positive choices now. He was invited to the school by ...

#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 ...