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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.

African American Educators Hall of Fame salutes Black educators

The experiences of segregated school systems and the contrasting, modern promise of evolving and inclusive teaching for all students intersected at the African American Educators Hall of Fame 2017 induction ceremony held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Duncanville April ...

Funding full-day prekindergarten throughout Texas

Many education specialists have stated that the best start to a good education is an early start, namely a high-quality, full-day prekindergarten program.

Dallas ISD STEM Department brings learning to life in schools

From underwater robotics to computer coding, the Dallas Independent School District STEM Department briefed trustees on the amazing work happening inside schools. STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – provides students with opportunities to grow through hands-on activities and ...

Dallas ISD is Cooking Up Change

Innovative ways to manage the cost of public school lunches; a hands-on approach to pushing back against childhood obesity; and the chance for a local high school culinary team to win a trip to Washington, D.C. – all three factors ...

Protesters meet new education secretary as she visits school

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ attempt to mend fences with teachers and parents across the country got off to a rocky start, when she was confronted by angry protesters during her first visit to a public school.

MLK oratory competition focuses on Ali

The 25th annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition, established in 1993, is hosted in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day to encourage the community to remember and pay tribute to the late civil rights leader’s legacy. The event is ...

Students can DART to DCCCD free

Starting this month, Dallas County Community College District students – whether they are taking credit or continuing education classes – will be able to use their free DART Student GoPass for classes and travel around town.

Dallas ISD to open 10 new collegiate academies

After changing the game this school year by launching seven new collegiate academies and a Pathways to Technology Early College High School, Dallas ISD announced the launch of 10 new district collegiate academies for the 2017–2018 school year.

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