Collegiate communiqué – Southwest region

State Sen. Royce West and Rep. Helen Giddings filed bills to address the shortage of early childhood teachers in the North Texas area

DCCCD expo helps high school grads enroll in college

Now that Pomp and Circumstance has faded from memory and the graduation balloons are deflated.

Urban students to be named national math, science scholars

Four graduating high school seniors have been selected by the Council of the Great City Schools to receive the 2017 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarship.

Theatre academy for at-risk boys

The historic Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center has launched a new academy named after its longtime champion.

Kathlyn Joy Gilliam Museum Youth Debate Team

“Our children have not mastered the art of discussion,” said the late Kathlyn Gilliam, an activist and the first Black female on the Dallas ISD board.

Small university outranks many others in Black physics grads

One of the smallest historically Black colleges in the U.S. boasts a huge accomplishment: Pound for pound, tiny Dillard University in New Orleans graduates more physics majors – and, notably, more female physics majors – than far bigger schools with ...

Youth Communique: Middle school, high school & college news briefs

With a goal to get the whole family reading and keep academic skills sharp,

Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up

One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over the past decade, according to a federal study ...

Taking a Stand: DeVos heckled at Bethune-Cookman University graduation

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos vowed support for the students at the at Bethune-Cookman University graduation ceremony May 10, but was nearly drowned out by booing and shouts of “Liar!” Many graduating students turned their back to her in protest.

Six top performing Dallas ISD seniors receive $20,000 scholarships

Six Dallas ISD students will be awarded and join the 38 previous recipients of the 2017 Deloitte/NTPGA Fairway to Success Scholarships, according to Deloitte LLP,

EARTHACK: Innovative tech-driven solutions by young minds could improve the world

EARTHACK is an event designed to inspire young minds to use technology to help solve real world issues with innovative solutions that can be used locally and on a global scale.

DeVos’ invite to speak at Black college draws criticism

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shouldn’t speak at historically Black Bethune-Cookman University’s graduation because she will bring controversy to a sacred moment for students and their families, a granddaughter of the college’s founder said.

CollegeMode helps bring college in reach

For many African Americans, a college education means a better paying career with opportunities for advancement – one of very few avenues for evening the economic playing field, according to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Raleigh students want school named for integration fighters

A group of eighth-grade students wants the Wake County school board to name a future school after a local African American family who fought for integration.

Obama talks to youth, young adults during first major event since leaving office

Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech.