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Celebrating excellence in education

For the past 19 years, the partnership between the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Independent School District has allowed many deserving high school seniors to receive scholarships to the colleges of their choice during the annual Excellence ...

Race to Equity: School-to-Prison Pipeline 2016

“What is the school-to- prison pipeline?” Hillary Evans asked during a panel discussion presented by Teach for America and Leadership ISD. The presentation was part of the groups’ ongoing Race to Equity series, held April 7 at the Texas Scottish ...

DCCCD administrators receive national awards

Two Dallas County Community College District administrators will be recognized for their achievements and commitment to student success during Phi Theta Kappa’s national conference this month in Maryland.

Reflections of success

“As a parent myself I never encouraged my son to be a part of the arts and when I look back I think, how did I miss the opportunity?” expressed Dr. Cynthia Wilson, Dallas ISD chief of staff, as she ...

Centers offer a second chance to graduate

Teacher Rose Bolden is a staunch advocate for her students who are working toward graduation in the Reconnection Center credit recovery program at J. Leslie Patton Academic Center, the district’s high school for overage students.

Paul Quinn College receives $3.5 million gift

Paul Quinn College announced on Monday that it received a $3.5 million gift from the Harold Simmons Foundation. The college will use $2.5 million to help finance the construction of the Trammell S. Crow Living and Learning Center, the first ...

BuzzFree PROMises: High school students make pledge to remain alcohol, drug free

Underage drinking is the most common form of drug abuse among teenagers in the United States. Over 4,300 teens die each year as a result of excessive alcohol use, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cooking up a healthy change

Competitive chef Ken Patrick sampled a portion of a meal called The Bird, The Fiesta, The Nest during the Cooking up Change contest held at El Centro College on Feb. 20 and pressed the team of student chefs about seasoning ...

Classroom communiqué across DFW

The annual Lancaster ISD Black History Bowl Competition will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Lancaster High School auditorium, at 200 E. Wintergreen Road in Lancaster.

TEA lists schools for best practices case studies

On Jan. 12, Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced that the Texas Education Agency has selected Lancaster Elementary School

If Dr. King was a presidential candidate

Lyriq Turner, a fifth-grader at Charles Rice Learning Center, took the top spot in the 24th annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition final. She and seven other finalists vied for first place on Jan. 15, at The Majestic Theatre.

Education Briefs

Dallas ISD pledges action in response to demographic report Superintendent Michael Hinojosa and Dallas ISD trustees discussed a recent demographic report that revealed a slight decrease in student enrollment this year

Houston schools vote to rename schools linked to Confederacy

Texas’ largest school district has joined the national debate over whether communities should cut their ties to the Confederacy by renaming buildings or removing monuments.

Holiday concert offers high-energy celebration of talent

It was a magical performance as more than 300 students combined forces to light up the holiday season at the 23rd annual Christmas Kwanzaa concert on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson convention center Naomi Bruton ...

Cuban med school program helps dreams come true

Since Darnna Banks was a little girl she has been focused on one dream – a dream that almost seemed impossible for a little girl growing up in Oak Cliff.