Set the stage for your 2015 graduation party

From elementary school to grad school, every graduation is a milestone typically celebrated with a big party. Sweet treats are a key part of celebrations, and by adding personalized details you can truly make your grad feel like one-of-a-kind.

Celebrating the legacy of HBCUs

“Aspirations, Knowledge and Accomplishments” was this year’s theme for the 27th annual Image Awards honoring Michael J. Sorrell Esq., hosted by The Legacy of Service Foundation and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Omicron Mu Omega Chapter.

Joe’ May elementary celebrated

The final school campus under the 2008 Dallas Independent School District bond program held its groundbreaking ceremony with Dallas ISD schools officials, Dallas City Council members, and community representatives on March 6. The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Jose ...

2015 Educator of the Year Award

“The color of the skin is in no way connected with strength of the mind or intellectual powers.” – Benjamin Banneker

Lean & Green offer students meatless options

The Dallas ISD Menu Advisory Committee held a presentation to unveil its Lean and Green initiative on March 25 during a monthly meeting. To demonstrate the Food and Child Nutrition Services’ healthier menu offerings, staff, students and parents were offered ...

Going for the gold: Wrestler overcomes obstacles to win first women’s title

High school sophomore Kymberlynn Jackson made history last month and is hoping that it will help take her future in a new direction.

Racial disparities in early childhood hurts U.S.

Increased investment in early childhood education and care can eradicate many of the racial success gaps that persist throughout society, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.

Blacks bear brunt of school suspensions

According to a report released last week, 3.5 million K-12 public school students were suspended in the 2011-2012 school year – enough to fill every stadium seat in Super Bowl 1 through Super Bowl 45.

The finale: When the music lessons stop

The walls that were once covered with music notes and faces of composers were bare. Various trophies and accolades collected over the last four-and-a-half decades were boxed. The dry erase board is how students would learn the notes do, re ...

Critics: GOP education reform would hurt Black students

As the Republican-led Congress prepares to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, civil rights groups, educators and student advocates fear that current proposals leave many poor and Black children behind.

South Dallas senior accepted into Harvard, awaits MIT and Princeton

Completing his final semester, Quentin Neroes spends most of his free time in Emmett J. Conrad High School’s Go Center, a college resource room for upperclassmen. It’s in the Go Center where he applies to the colleges of his choice. ...

High school seniors left over $34 million on the table in 2014

Last year, more than half of Dallas County seniors failed to fill out Free Application for Federal Student Aid and Texas Application for State Financial Aid and missed out on more than $34 million in grants.

University of Florida reports big drop in Black enrollment

The University of Florida saw a more than 50 percent drop in enrollment of Black freshmen from 2007 to 2013 and a nearly 30 percent drop in overall enrollment of Black students.

PQU studies South Dallas environment

They may come from worlds apart, but together, they share a common passion: environmental justice.

Texas Supreme Court to hear public school finance case

The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear the state’s gargantuan, multiyear school finance case – and set a timetable that ensures there won’t be a decision until after the legislative session ends in June.