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.

CIA turns to HBCUs for agency diversity

After commissioning a report highly critical of the Central Intelligence Agency’s efforts to diversify its staff and senior leadership, CIA Director John O. Brennan is reaching out to Black colleges to develop a more representative workforce.

Missouri protest similar to 1969’s … but this time with more action

The criticism was blunt: Blacks at the University of Missouri are harassed and threatened, the university has too few African American faculty members, the administration doesn’t seem to care, and all of that needs to change.

Missouri football players unite against racism

Student protests over the way leaders of the University of Missouri have responded to racial incidents escalated dramatically over the weekend when 32 Black football players announced they would not participate in team activities until the president is removed.

Dallas voters approve $1.6 billion bond package

A strong majority of voters have approved Dallas ISD’s proposed $1.6 billion bond package that is anticipated to fund nine new schools, 326 new classrooms, facility enhancements that support academic programs, and facility improvements at almost every district school.

Community celebrates new, improved Hulcy STEAM Middle School

The sound of the award-winning David W. Carter High School Cowboys drumline welcomed community members, parents, students and Dallas ISD employees to the D.A. Hulcy STEAM Middle School ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 22.

Carter Cowboys coach carries lessons from 1988 football team

Carter High School head football coach Patrick Williams has personally seen what can happen when an overall good person makes serious mistakes. As a sophomore who played on the 1988 Carter High School championship football team, which is the subject ...

Dallas ISD bond package proposal

The faint, unpleasant aroma of the Trinity River filled the air as District 6 parents gathered at Kimball High School on Oct. 21, one of 12 meetings held across the city to discuss concerns about how the proposed $1.6 billion ...

STEM event sparks youth pertinacity

Children of all ages sacrificed their Saturdays to excitedly descend upon the Irving Convention Center. The space was filled with the lights and beats of an electronic dance music concert. At one point the band from O.W. Holmes Middle School ...

Dallas ISD leaders, future of the district

“I met with County Judge Clay Jenkins the other day. He goes, ‘Mike, you’ve been named lone finalist – wrap yourself in bubble wrap and don’t say a word,’” announced Dr. Michael Hinojosa, interim superintendent of the Dallas Independent School ...

New education secretary King says teachers saved his life

The Education Department’s incoming secretary, John King Jr., recognizes that education can be the difference between life and death. After all, he said Friday, it was for him.