‘The Blood of Heroes Never Dies’

In November 2015, Richland College was home to a sea of 5,171 red ceramic poppies – one poppy for every Texas soldier killed in World War I. A lone white poppy represented the single Texas nurse reported to have also ...

Leading Dunbar Learning Center to next level

When Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center Principal Alpher Garrett-Jones started setting up for the school year’s first Parent Teacher Association meeting, she fielded questions on why they should set up so many chairs. After all, only three people signed in ...

Alicia Keys, America Ferrera urge students to vote

Loud screams and chants coupled with the drumline’s melodic lows overflowed from the auditorium of Skyline High School, the nation’s first magnet school, which is housed on Dallas ISD’s largest campus.

Project MALE program builds leadership skills in young men

The Dallas ISD Racial Equity Office has partnered with the Project MALE Program to provide young men from Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School and South Oak Cliff High School an opportunity to build character and leadership skills. Project ...

Expanded schools and programs featured at education and enrichment fair at Southwest Center Mall

Families from Southern Dallas and surrounding cities gathered at Southwest Center Mall to visit with representatives from some of the best schools. This year

Keep children safe while riding the bus to school

During a recent national stop arm survey, the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation found there could be more than 15 million illegal stop-arm passes during a school year. School buses are often overlooked by distracted drivers who ...

Texas’ school finance problem in one pesky chart

There is a chart on page 205 of the newest edition of a wonky and essential Texas government publication called Fiscal Size-Up: 2018-19 Biennium.

DCCCD trustees approve appointment of new Eastfield College president

Members of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees unanimously approved a recommendation from Dr. Joe May, DCCCD’s chancellor, to appointment Dr. Eddie Tealer as the new president of Eastfield College.

Dallas ISD fathers, father figures drafted to All-Pro Dad Initiative

The NFL draft is a big deal for anyone who dreams of playing professional football, but for dads in Dallas ISD, the draft took on a more important meaning last month, as hundreds of men across the district gathered to ...

Kevin Hart surprises Booker T. Washington High School students

Juniors and seniors at Booker T. Washington for the Performing and Visual Arts got a shock, Sept. 12. Dr. Scott Rudes, who has served as the school’s principal the past five years, announced he had an opportunity too good to ...

The Obama Factor: Lancaster ISD’s ninth grade center modeled after Obama principles

The influence of former president Barack and Michelle Obama has immersed itself into the Lancaster Independent School District and materialized into the Barack and Michelle Obama Ninth Grade Center.

Students use STEM to save city from toxins

Young participants in a NAF Future Ready Lab, powered by Capital One, took part in a project that incorporated design thinking to “save a city” from toxins.

Analysis: Can Texans handle this kind of tough love about schools?

School ratings are coming out next week, and superintendents and principals are having flashbacks to the days when they had to go home to tell their own folks about their math and social studies scores.

Back-to-school vaccinations

Dallas County students will be headed back to school soon and pediatricians recommend that parents include their children’s immunizations on their back-to-school to-do lists.

Disney Dreamers Academy to select 100 high school students for all-expenses-paid mentoring program

Applications are being accepted for the Disney Dreamers Academy.