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Home rule: Dallas ISD in tug-of-war battle

A proposal for Dallas Independent School District to become the first home rule charter district in Texas was sparked by frustration at the district’s low academic performance. However, many are divided as to whether or not home rule is a ...

Are Black Students Worse?

A new collection of research shows that despite the myths surrounding Black student behavior, poverty and severity of the offense have very little to do with the rate Black students are suspended from school.

Building on a better STEM education for minorities

With a a $31 million investment in Texas Southern University’s current and future STEM students, the university’s Board of Regents, administrators and faculty officially launched the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of it’s Leonard H.O. Spearman Technology Building.

Imagine 2020 initiative coming to life for students

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles and district officials visited schools in the Imagine 2020 initiative last week to see how the program was taking shape

Lancaster students ride in style for special lunch celebration

Fourteen middle school students from Elsie Robertson Lancaster STEM Middle School were treated to a special lunch on Feb. 14 at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen.

STEMulating the Mind

Whether conquering new maps on the latest video game, performing less invasive robotic surgeries, configuring risk factors, or exploring the solar system, STEM-related fields touch every aspect of today’s world. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.

Expanding Educational Opportunity summit

Thirty years ago, one year of tuition, room and board at a nation’s four-year, degree-granting institution cost $8,756 on average (or $3,499, when adjusted for inflation).

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Day

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” – Marcus Garvey

Cedar Hill celebrates Longhorns championship

When the 2013 Texas High School Football season got underway, few people thought that the Cedar Hill Longhorns football team had any chance of success.

Students celebrate diversity through oratory competition

Kayla O’Neal, a fourth-grader at J.P. Starks Math, Science and Technology Vanguard Elementary School, took first place in the 22nd Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition, a contest that celebrates cultural diversity in celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin ...

Parental involvement at D.C. school in a class by itself

Stepping into the cozy Parent Center at Orr Elementary School in Southeast Washington, D.C., is like grabbing a cup of coffee with an old friend.

Dallas ISD earns high grades on National Report Card

Dallas ISD students made significant gains in eighth-grade reading on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as The Nation’s Report Card. Dallas’ gains outpaced those of the nation’s public schools and Texas when compared to 2011.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The exploitation of Black athletes – Part III –

– A description of Rice University’s stand-alone major in sports management describes the enormity of the sports business: “Experts conservatively estimate the sport industry at $500 billion a year making it one of the top 10 industries in the nation.”

Grand Prairie ISD expands Fast ForWord

In recognition of the Grand Prairie Independent School District’s exemplary work, it has been selected as a National Leadership Center by Scientific Learning Corp. The district is the first National Leadership Center in Texas and one of only three across ...

As a student, Obama drew inspiration from Mandela

The comparisons are perhaps inevitable. President Barack Obama and former South African leader Nelson Mandela each served as their nation’s first Black president, living symbols of struggles to overcome deep-seated racial tensions. Each was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.