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Obama administration to grade teacher training

Teachers have always graded students. The Obama administration feels the time has come for someone to grade teachers.

Sugar, spice and everything STEM

Black Girls CODE is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage girls of color to get involved in technology, in hopes of inspiring them to build a tech career or become an entrepreneur.

El Centro College launches rooftop wind farm

Kicking off Earth Day activities, El Centro College held its official start-up of 40 wind turbines on April 21.

Woodruffs celebrates college graduation of four family members

They didn’t intend for it to happen. They didn’t look at each other’s degree plans and try to take just the right amount of classes to time it perfectly. They didn’t even set a family goal.

We Over Me: Lunch is Served!

Setting the table with delicious food made from farm-fresh production was the mission of Paul Quinn College and local chefs during the college’s annual “A Community Cooks” on April 17.

Home Rule: Is it really what they say it is?

The drama continues for the Dallas Independent School District as the school board, citizens, students, parents, teachers and community all wait to find out if the district will become the first in the state of Texas to operate under the ...

Megacommunities bridge STEM gap

In an effort to address persistent racial disparities in science and engineering careers, educators and community stakeholders have embraced the “megacommunity” model of cooperation.

Youth leaders on the cutting edge

Trading in their Saturday morning cartoons and recreational activities, youth participated in lectures and workshops that would expose them to ways to improve themselves and learn about the importance of becoming global scholars and leaders. On April 5, close to ...

Striving for Excellence

Tutors and mentors can have a tremendous impact on a student’s academic success. Carl Dorvil, founder and CEO of Group Excellence, a company that collaborates with schools to offer students tutoring and mentoring, understood this well when he started the ...

Suspended from Preschool?

Even before they typically learn to read, African American children – some as young as 4 years old – are taught a disgusting lesson: discrimination.

Texas students excel at ExxonMobil fair

Nearly 1,100 students from across the state competed last month in the 28th Annual ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair, a competition that brings top science-fair winners from across the state to showcase their innovation to win top prizes. The ...

Home rule: Dallas ISD in tug-of-war battle

A proposal for Dallas Independent School District to become the first home rule charter district in Texas was sparked by frustration at the district’s low academic performance. However, many are divided as to whether or not home rule is a ...

Are Black Students Worse?

A new collection of research shows that despite the myths surrounding Black student behavior, poverty and severity of the offense have very little to do with the rate Black students are suspended from school.

Building on a better STEM education for minorities

With a a $31 million investment in Texas Southern University’s current and future STEM students, the university’s Board of Regents, administrators and faculty officially launched the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony of it’s Leonard H.O. Spearman Technology Building.

Imagine 2020 initiative coming to life for students

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles and district officials visited schools in the Imagine 2020 initiative last week to see how the program was taking shape