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TEA lists schools for best practices case studies

On Jan. 12, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced that the Texas Education Agency has selected Lancaster Elementary School

If Dr. King was a presidential candidate

Lyriq Turner, a fifth-grader at Charles Rice Learning Center, took the top spot in the 24th annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition final. She and seven other finalists vied for first place on Jan. 15, at The Majestic Theatre.

Education Briefs

Dallas ISD pledges action in response to demographic report Superintendent Michael Hinojosa and Dallas ISD trustees discussed a recent demographic report that revealed a slight decrease in student enrollment this year

Houston schools vote to rename schools linked to Confederacy

Texas’ largest school district has joined the national debate over whether communities should cut their ties to the Confederacy by renaming buildings or removing monuments.

Holiday concert offers high-energy celebration of talent

It was a magical performance as more than 300 students combined forces to light up the holiday season at the 23rd annual Christmas Kwanzaa concert on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson convention center Naomi Bruton ...

Cuban med school program helps dreams come true

Since Darnna Banks was a little girl she has been focused on one dream – a dream that almost seemed impossible for a little girl growing up in Oak Cliff.

Students insist SOC is hazardous

Gas leaks, leaking roofs, classrooms that are too hot or too cold and bad food leave students feeling neglected and that the Dallas ISD and the city of Dallas just doesn’t care about them.

MLK oratory competition focuses on civil rights, politics

If Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were a candidate for U.S. president, what would he be saying today on the campaign trail?

SOC protest prompts officials to address conditions

In response to a student walkout on Monday at 2:55 p.m. at South Oak Cliff High School, Dallas Independent School District administrators talked briefly to students, parents and community members on campus that evening about the condition of the building ...

Breakfast in the Classroom takes a bite out of hunger

In Mrs. Vadillo’s kindergarten classroom at Bethune Elementary, the start of the school day is not filled with lessons or discussions of the previous night’s homework.

Black studies programs in jeopardy

Protests by University of Missouri Black students that forced the school’s administration to address racism and other problems mirror efforts decades ago that led many majority White schools to create African American studies and other programs.

Big “D” Band alum turns passion into building business

As a member of Townview’s Big “D” Band 15 years ago, Matt Houston learned many valuable lessons beyond music. His band days might be far behind him, but the lessons he learned in school are still close to his heart ...

Dallas schools receive National Blue Ribbons

The auditorium full of sixth through eighth graders erupted in cheers and applause when the slide declaring Harry Stone Montessori and IB World School as a National Blue Ribbon School appeared on the screen.

College receives grant to ensure success of African American males in STEM

Cedar Valley College, one of seven independently accredited colleges that make up the Dallas County Community College District, has been awarded a grant from the Department of Education’s Predominantly Black Institutions program.

Students asked to help plan school menu

Dallas Independent School District students are being asked to help plan the 2016-2017 school meal menu by participating in a survey.

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