Educational tool helps bridge communication in local school districts

Creating the next generation of global leaders is what DeSoto Independent School District’s coordinator of Parent Engagement and Professional Learning, Dr. Amber Reed, said is the district’s vision.

Feds, Texas offer choices for students homeless after Harvey

Michael Evan Hilburn says he can’t wait to start kindergarten this week at a school about 20 miles from the Houston shelter where he and his father have been living since Harvey devastated the city.

DeSoto ISD to host leadership forum for girls

Fewer than 1 in 10 minority women will be employed as scientists and engineers, according to a National Girls Collaborative Project study. Racial and ethnic female groups are significantly underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce despite an increase over ...

Parkland educates parents on signs of abuse

As school starts, jitters are common among children and teens. But for some, it brings fear and anxiety, especially for those who face bullying and abuse throughout the school year. In a 2016 study, the National Center for Educational Statistics ...

Festival provides schools supplies, services to Oak Cliff students

In an often forgotten community, children preparing to go back to school received school supplies during the third annual For Oak Cliff Back to School Festival, Aug. 12. FOC’s annual initiative set out to achieve three goals: inspire the community, ...

DFW Back-to-School events update

Click here to check out a few remaining back-to-school events in Dallas/Fort Worth.

CVC music students hit the right notes

Michael Robertson and some of his friends – Zantana Zuniga and Johnnathan Melendez included – have recurring weekly appointments as part of their work. But those appointments aren’t in an office, and they don’t involve talking about sales, hiring employees ...

Revised tax-funded plan to be presented to Dallas ISD board of trustees

Strong Schools Strong Dallas, a coalition of educational, youth-oriented and advocacy groups, is set to present a new Tax Ratification Election program to the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees on Aug. 5.

Fit2Hire offers DCCCD students options

Dallas County Community College District will offer students an opportunity to choose new or gently worn clothing they need for job interviews or to spruce up their workplace wardrobes during its Fit2Hire event July 22.

DFW Back-to-School events

Dallas County Health and Human Services will hold school vaccinations before the back-to-school rush at six clinics Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Foundation launches Raising Texas Teachers

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation recently launched Raising Texas Teachers, a program to provide $50 million over the next 10 years in scholarship funding for students committed to a career in teaching, and technical support for premier Texas teacher ...

DCCCD trustees approve concealed carry policy

DCCCD is a network of seven community colleges in Dallas County. On June 6, members of the college district’s board of trustees unanimously approved a new concealed carry – or campus carry – policy. The policy will start Aug. 1.

Giddings pushes to eliminate ‘lunch shaming’

With one in four children in North Texas living in a food insecure household, the need to alleviate child hunger in the state is crucial.

Collegiate communiqué – Southwest region

State Sen. Royce West and Rep. Helen Giddings filed bills to address the shortage of early childhood teachers in the North Texas area

DCCCD expo helps high school grads enroll in college

Now that Pomp and Circumstance has faded from memory and the graduation balloons are deflated.