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Performing arts studies opens in Southern Dallas

Based on the success of the collegiate academy model, a new fine arts collegiate academy is launching at Wilmer Hutchins High School next school year.

Voting rights suit prompts changes in Richardson ISD elections

Following a voting rights challenge to the way it elects its school board members, Richardson ISD has agreed to adopt a new election system that could give voters of color more say in who represents them.

A demand for a quality and equitable education, Part II: A district’s changing face

Stretching from the northern corners of Dallas into the suburban areas of Richardson and Garland, Richardson ISD has seen its once-miniscule Hispanic population become the biggest demographic group in its schools over the last few decades – a pattern that ...

A demand for a quality and equitable education:

In Karen Hill’s eyes, not much has changed since her father’s unsuccessful bid for Richardson Independent School District’s board in 1963.

Two new talented and gifted schools to open in Oak Cliff

The Dallas Independent School District will open the Roger Q. Mills School for the Talented and Gifted and Mark Twain School for the Talented and Gifted in August.

Three Dallas ISD schools nominated for National Blue Ribbon honors

Three Dallas ISD schools are among only 26 in Texas nominated for the 2019 National Blue Ribbon School award. Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet, Walnut Hill Elementary School and Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School are the district nominees.

The state of education in Houston’s Black community

A spirit of hope and change hovered over the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center in Houston’s historic Third Ward community Nov. 15, as dozens of engaged parents, educators, elected officials and community members were on hand at the Black Parents’ Town Hall ...

Billy Earl Dade Middle School counselor is a finalist for national award

The American School Counselor Association has announced that Billy Earl Dade Middle School counselor, Nwakaego Edordu, is 1 of 6 finalists for the 2019 School Counselor of the Year awards program.

Whole-child approach, teamwork boost George W. Truett

George W. Truett Elementary is 1 of 13 Dallas ISD campuses to get off the Improvement Required list, which is based on ratings from the state. There are several reasons Truett is a school where great things are happening.

Texas education board set to approve curriculum some say is historically inaccuarate

Approaching the podium, Dallas middle school teacher Ron Francis faced the circle of 15 large, wooden desks at the Texas State Board of Education’s September meeting. The board was discussing changes to the social studies curriculum standards, the result of ...

‘The Blood of Heroes Never Dies’

In November 2015, Richland College was home to a sea of 5,171 red ceramic poppies – one poppy for every Texas soldier killed in World War I. A lone white poppy represented the single Texas nurse reported to have also ...

Leading Dunbar Learning Center to next level

When Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center Principal Alpher Garrett-Jones started setting up for the school year’s first Parent Teacher Association meeting, she fielded questions on why they should set up so many chairs. After all, only three people signed in ...

Alicia Keys, America Ferrera urge students to vote

Loud screams and chants coupled with the drumline’s melodic lows overflowed from the auditorium of Skyline High School, the nation’s first magnet school, which is housed on Dallas ISD’s largest campus.

Project MALE program builds leadership skills in young men

The Dallas ISD Racial Equity Office has partnered with the Project MALE Program to provide young men from Wilmer-Hutchins Elementary School, Mark Twain Elementary School and South Oak Cliff High School an opportunity to build character and leadership skills. Project ...

Expanded schools and programs featured at education and enrichment fair at Southwest Center Mall

Families from Southern Dallas and surrounding cities gathered at Southwest Center Mall to visit with representatives from some of the best schools. This year