University of Texas honors first Black students

When Nathaniel Bradford enrolled at the University of Texas in 1963, he couldn’t join the band. Or a fraternity. Or play on the football team.

Dallas ISD invites educators to design, launch a Choice School

The Office of Transformation and Innovation announced last week the release of the Public School Choice Competitive Proposal Process

Kimball teacher receives top national honor

Each year, students who participate in the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism cluster at Justin F. Kimball High School are thrust in to real-world experiences. But it’s not met without high expectations.

Dallas ISD Board votes on controversial new tax proposal

A controversial new tax hike proposed to the Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustee stirred up debate among members at the monthly board briefing Aug. 11. The briefing discussed a tax ratification election, its benefits and what it woud ...

Dallas ISD improves in state accountability standards

Data released by the Texas Education Agency Aug. 15 showed that 211 – or 91 percent – of Dallas Independent School District campuses met state standards, up from 190 schools in 2015 and 184 schools in 2014.

Setting up for success

t’s that time of year again when college students everywhere begin to shift gears from summer fun to study mode. Every school year is an opportunity to start fresh, make new friends and, most importantly, learn in and outside the ...

Lead found in water at South Oak Cliff High School

Dallas Independent School District recently confirmed that water quality test for South Oak Cliff High School showed evidence of low levels of lead and other contaminants.

Gear up for a great back-to-school

Whether it’s the first backpack they don to scamper off to kindergarten or a new laptop to help make the most of freshman lecture courses, grabbing all the right gear is essential for a smooth start to the new school ...

Full-day pre-K set to launch

The Dallas Independent School District recently approved a full-day, tuition-based pre-kindergarten pilot program for select elementary schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration is only open to students who will be 4 years old by Sept. 1.

Keeping summer fun, educational

Summer is here and that means it’s time for baseball games, barbecues, camping trips and other vacations. However, it’s also a time for continued learning, whether you’re staying at home or out on the go exploring your community and beyond.

Affirmative action plan upheld by Supreme Court

In a major victory for affirmative action, a divided Supreme Court on June 23 upheld the University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race.

Sorority helps further educational journey

For the past 30 years, the Metropolitan Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. has been a fixture in the community.

Students chide Dartmouth for lack of faculty diversity

Since arriving at Dartmouth College in 2014, Melissa Padilla would chat with her friends about the lack of diversity among the faculty and wonder why there weren’t more instructors who looked like them.

Rep. Davis announces Urban Scholarship Fund

State Rep. Yvonne Davis, D-Dallas, announced that over $500,000 in scholarships are available for high school graduates from Dallas and 28 other urban areas throughout Texas.

Diversity remains a challenging topic in classrooms

Fifteen hundred miles from the Deep South, in a central Wyoming middle school, a Confederate flag and a racial slur were scrawled on a bathroom wall.