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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.

Deadline approaches for summer future filmmakers program

The deadline for rising high school seniors and college/university-level students to apply to attend the Nate Parker Summer Film Institute, a competitive program to be conducted July 8 through July 17 on the campus of Wiley College, is Tuesday.

Frazier Elementary to become the Frazier House

Dallas ISD is set to partner with the non-profit community to turn a vacated school building in South Dallas into a one-stop shop that will serve both students and their families.

NFL athletes offer words of wisdom to male students

Helping young men become leaders of the future was the goal of the second annual DeSoto ISD Male Leadership Symposium held at DeSoto High School on April 16.

President Wimbish honored, retires

Thirteen years ago, when Dr. Jennifer Wimbish set foot on the campus of Cedar Valley College as its new president, increasing enrollment and becoming an integral partner in the community were only two of many goals and challenges she had ...

2016 Youth Explosion empowers local students

Local youth had an opportunity to display their talents during The Youth Explosion, part of Eta Phi Beta Sorority children’s service program that strives to teach leadership and encourages students K-12 to become productive citizens and adults.

Hackathon offers real-life coding experience for youth

iCode4Kids hosted its first hackathon for elementary, middle and high school children on April 16 at the AT&T headquarters in Downtown Dallas.