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Tavis Smiley hosts town hall to increase college graduation rates

African American students graduate from college at a low rate of 42 percent despite high-rate enrollments, according to The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.

Practical ways to promote STEM learning

Demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and math careers continues to explode.

Dallas ISD hosts education summits for community

The Dallas Independent School District will launch a planning program to create a strategic and innovative vision for Dallas ISD learning, technology and facilities design. To launch this process, the district will host four education summits and encourages all stakeholders ...

Trailblazing executive on quest to mentor teen girls

Teresa White, the first woman and African American president of Georgia-based insurance giant Aflac U.S., has the knack to inspire. So says Seychelle Hercules, a formerly bashful girl who went on to win Georgia’s Miss Columbus pageant after hearing the ...

Prairie View Panthers take a time-out for Lancaster ISD students

Each year, as the State Fair Classic rolls back around, the Prairie View Panthers pick a Dallas County school campus to host their local give back day. For 2017-2018, they chose Lancaster ISD’s Rosa Parks Millbrook Information Systems and Software ...

A Tiger Dynasty: TSU celebrates homecoming

Texas Southern University’s Homecoming 2017, themed Tiger Dynasty - 90 Years, The Reign Continues, will be held Oct. 7 to Oct. 14. The coronation ceremony of Miss TSU Tramauni Brock and Mr. TSU Chad Zeno will be held Saturday and ...

Texas Southern announces preliminary boost in fall enrollment

Texas Southern University announced a preliminary boost in enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester. More than 10,500 students have started class on campus after a late opening to the academic session following Hurricane Harvey.

Dallas ISD’s mission to save the district – Part Two: The aftermath

Backlash aimed at three African American trustees revealed an unattractive side of local residents after the Aug. 18 Dallas ISD board meeting, when school trustees could not agree on which TRE option to place on an upcoming ballot and all ...

DCCCD, food bank launch mobile food pantry

Food insecurity – or lack of access to nutritional foods – in the Dallas area is nothing new, including hunger on college campuses. That’s why the North Texas Food Bank and Cedar Valley College joined forces Sept. 20 for Hunger ...

HBCUs head to meet with White House amid strained ties

President Donald Trump on Monday named a lawyer and former NFL player as executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as the administration faces criticism from those institutions of promises unkept.

Dallas ISD rethinking effort to rename schools

Dallas Independent School District is narrowing its focus as it looks to rename some schools bearing the names of Confederate figures.

Madison alumni honor past, hope to inspire youth

James Madison High School hasn’t met state academic standards for two consecutive years. While there isn’t a definite source of this problem, an eager and motivated student body is vital to the progression of a school.

Dallas ISD’s mission to save the district – Part One: How the vote failed

Possibly the most contentious issue the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees has had to deal with in the past two years has been the vote to approve the order of a Tax Ratification Election. Though the TRE proposal was previously ...

Educational tool helps bridge communication in local school districts

Creating the next generation of global leaders is what DeSoto Independent School District’s coordinator of Parent Engagement and Professional Learning, Dr. Amber Reed, said is the district’s vision.

Feds, Texas offer choices for students homeless after Harvey

Michael Evan Hilburn says he can’t wait to start kindergarten this week at a school about 20 miles from the Houston shelter where he and his father have been living since Harvey devastated the city.

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