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As a student, Obama drew inspiration from Mandela

The comparisons are perhaps inevitable. President Barack Obama and former South African leader Nelson Mandela each served as their nation’s first Black president, living symbols of struggles to overcome deep-seated racial tensions. Each was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Having access to excellent teachers is civil right

A new study suggests that access to “excellent teachers” should be a civil right and that students should be able to “take legal action” to get better results.

The new Billy Earl Dade Middle School

Two daughters of longtime Dallas educator Dr. Billy Earl Dade joined district officials, parents, students and elected officials on Nov. 8 at the dedication of the new school named in his honor. The new campus combines Pearl C. Anderson Middle ...

Dallas Mavericks Star Vince Carter mentors Dallas youth

Last month, outstanding Dallas area students Dominic Bowie and Charity Garrison thought they were participating in a basketball exercise clinic with their peers, when Mavericks guard Vince Carter, Joseph Braley, manager at Sun Life Regional Group, and Matt Aldridge, Sun ...

It’s elementary: KIPP offers first step in education

Community leaders in Dallas gathered on Oct. 23 to celebrate the opening of KIPP Destiny Elementary, a new public charter school in South Dallas. The school will be located at 3663 Camp Wisdom Road.

Dallas ISD teacher evaluation proposal

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles informed educators, parents and community stakeholders about the district’s proposal for a new teacher evaluation system, named the Teacher Excellence Initiative, on Nov. 12 at the African American Museum.

Nas introduces Hip-Hop Fellowship

Legendary hip-hop lyricist and poet Nas has been chosen to become the face of a new Hip-Hop Fellowship that was founded and developed at Harvard University earlier this year. The Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship is a new program that was ...

Lil TerRio promotes staying in school

Who would have thought that an overnight celebrity would be from a six-year-old just being himself? With his loving personality, TerRio Harshaw – also known as Lil TerRio – has captured the hearts of thousands around the nation. And his ...

Dumping ‘at risk’ and other negative labels

Although most of today’s headlines focus on Black educational failures, there are many positive achievements by Black students that often go overlooked, according to a new study.

Ford targets HBCU students as part of unique Community Challenge Competition

Are you a student attending a Historically Black College and University who’s interested in giving back to both your community and your university? If so, Ford is inviting you to enter the Ford Community Challenge Competition for Historically Black Colleges ...

The state of Lancaster schools

Lancaster ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael McFarland presented the Lancaster ISD State of Schools report at the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, held Oct. 10 at the Lancaster Recreation Center Grand Hall. Other Lancaster ISD leaders at the event ...

HBCUs must adapt to teach 21st century students

As Historically Black Colleges and Universities adapt to the rapidly changing educational landscape, advocates say that collaborative partnerships in business, in the community, and on campus will be needed to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive in the 21st century.

Turn good lunchboxes into great lunchboxes

While moms want to make sure their kids eat a healthier lunch at school, it’s not always easy packing lunches that are good for them.

A quality education for Dallas college students

After witnessing firsthand the transformative experience of a college education myself, I understand the power higher education can have on a person’s life and their community. It is especially important to me that kids from the Dallas community are given ...

Miles: I’m committed to DISD, I’m staying

Despite all the controversy surrounding Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles, the leader of DISD says he is here to stay.