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.

Notre Dame’s ‘White Privilege’ class draws scrutiny

As the U.S. wrestles with how to respond to a series of volatile racial incidents, the University of Notre Dame is offering a class this semester on White privilege to help students become more aware of injustices.

Aviation technology fades from DCCCD

A large display of photos hangs on the wall above Professor Richard Parra’s computer inside his Mountain View Collage office. One image in particular depicts him rappelling from a helicopter. Not only is it a visual reminder of Parra’s duties ...

Harry Stone steps into the world of IB

As his team of strings took center stage in front of a standing-room-only audience for a special presentation, Michael Smoot recalled his personal experience there. As an orchestra teacher, he has spent the last 25 years teaching at Harry Stone. ...

HBCUs divided over free two-year college plan

Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Barack Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students making progress toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree would hurt or harm Historically Black Colleges ...

Affirmative action: Is a race-neutral approach needed?

In the wake of unrelenting lawsuits seeking to abolish affirmative action coupled with nearly half of all universities dropping consideration of race as a factor in college admissions, it is time to shift gears and devise a less objectionable race-neutral ...

China-HBCU exchange program launched

In an effort to develop the next generation of global leaders, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund joined Perfect World, the China Education Association for International Exchange and domestic groups focused on building ties between the United States and China to ...

Expanded education for incarcerated youth

In an effort to provide sufficient educational opportunities for incarcerated youth, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education have released a joint corrections guidance for state educational agencies, a move expected to help Black youth, a group confined ...

Dallas ISD issues progress report

“… But my daddy said if you can’t count they can cheat you. If you can’t read they can beat you.” – Toni Morrison, Beloved.

Black college students: We need Minister Farrakhan

After a 29-year absence from appearing at Morgan State University, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan returned to the campus Nov. 22 with fiery words and encouragement for the young people at Morgan State and at all Historically Black Colleges and ...

Obama urges school districts to get ‘ConnectED to the Future’

President Barack Obama gathered school leaders and educators from across the country at the White House on Nov. 19 to host “ConnectED to the Future,”