New education secretary King says teachers saved his life

The Education Department’s incoming secretary, John King Jr., recognizes that education can be the difference between life and death. After all, he said Friday, it was for him.

Special treat for teachers of Wilmer-Hutchins

Most of the teachers chose spots near the window when it came to where to sit and enjoy their special meal.

School Notes

Harllee Early Childhood Center

Mastering academic challenges

“Productive thinking,” a Texans Can Academies instructor wrote upon a magic erase board inside his Oak Cliff classroom. “Thinking skills, awareness of surroundings, retrace your steps, focus …”


The Black Lives Matter Movement isn’t the only movement that has created a hashtag that has caught on like a wildfire amongst young, Black people – at least for Black youth in Houston.

Academy honors legendary journalist

Legendary North Texas journalist Gloria Campos has spent her entire career of 30 years inspiring children to pursue their goals by stressing the importance of getting an education.

Technology keeps athletes, fans connected

This year, the Dallas ISD Athletics Department is utilizing technology to connect parents and fans to district sporting events – from each school’s sporting schedule or the location of the field house or stadium to the game score and much ...

Dr. Hinojosa named as lone finalist for Dallas ISD superintendent

Dr. Michael Hinojosa, who has served as the interim superintendent for the Dallas Independent School District since trustees unanimously approved his appointment on June 26, has been named as the lone finalist to serve as superintendent of schools by the ...

Apple HBCU Scholars deadline approaching

On Aug. 25, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the most valuable company in the world identify the next generation of high-performing leaders of color in technology.

Back to school stress problematic for many students

Stressed-out students in England recently received a little help with their anxiety after school officials brought in several pooches in training to become guide dogs to help take the students’ mind off of deadlines and assessments.

Cars for Kids at bigger Dallas facility

Changing stereotypes and helping teens that have struggled in a traditional high school setting graduate since 1985, Texans Can Academies has served more than 111,000 students in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Last school year alone, 1,660 ...

Truancy takes a higher toll on Black families

Truancy among Black students has far-ranging consequences, not just as a predictor for low academic achievement, but also for the long-term cost to American taxpayers, according to a new report by the Center of American Progress, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan ...

STEM mentoring camp for girls

Due to a shortage of 3,000 engineers in the United States, the Department of Defense will have to stop work on certain projects, according to the June 29 issue of Engineering News and Review.

College Bound: Make your personal space pop

Academics aside, gearing up for college is a big job. Whether you’re headed to the dorms or sharing an apartment or house with friends, making your surroundings comfortable and functional will let you focus on your studies. From cozy bedding ...

Black male enrollment declines in medical schools

The number of Black males applying to medical school is lower than it was three decades ago, raising concerns about the United States’ future ability to have health care providers be as diverse as the patients they serve, according to ...