President Powers leaving UT-Austin as diversity issues linger

Bill Powers won’t be the University of Texas at Austin president who decides whether to keep a statue of Jefferson Davis, a tribute to the president of the Confederacy, on campus.

UT students take aim at Jefferson Davis statue

Protestors have defaced the statue of Jefferson Davis on the University of Texas campus, most recently with the words “Davis must fall” and “Emancipate UT.”

Charter schools in Black communities

Parents, students and advocates for strong neighborhood schools continue to pressure civic leaders to end the expansion of charter and contract schools in Black and Latino communities across the nation.

New HBCU champions

A little help may be on the way for Historically Black Colleges and Universities struggling against falling financial support and an increasingly skeptical public.

Task Force to improve Black education gives inaugural report

The African American Student Success Task Force, a task force of skilled educators and community leaders, presented an inaugural report on efforts to close the achievement gap for African American students in the Dallas Independent School District on May 14.

Are You Smarter Than a KIPPster?

“Are You Smarter Than a KIPPster?” gave local and regional celebrities a second chance to test their knowledge against middle school students from KIPP DFW’s college preparatory school.

Lancaster ISD strives to improve education system, public image

The headlines read: Lancaster ISD: ex-CFO sentenced and Lancaster ISD plagued by low performance, along with Salary cuts or layoffs, according to a graphic provided by the Lancaster Independent School District during an LISD Lunch & Learn Media Day held ...

Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead into STEM careers

Hundreds of middle school and high school students learned about careers in science, math, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics at Mountain View Community College on April 25 during the fifth annual “Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead” conference.

A Community Cooks at WE Over Me Farm

Top chefs of Dallas/Fort Worth showcased their culinary skills as they incorporated fresh vegetables from Paul Quinn College’s We over Me Farm, during the college’s fifth annual “A Community Cooks” Celebration, held April 23.

Dallas ISD students flex ‘brain’ muscles at Pentathlon

Local middle school students participated in the Region XII seventh- and eighth-grade Pentathlon, April 25.

Education advocates call for retooled No Child Left Behind

Officials, lawmakers and civil rights groups commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 by calling for much-needed updates to the law.

Dallas ISD Interim Bridge Program

The Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a plan to expand more than 20 different schools in the district. This approval of renovations, known as the Interim Bridge Plan, is part of Superintendent Mike Miles’ initiative to transform ...

Howard University, Black Press partnership reaffirmed

The National Newspaper Publishers Association rededicated Howard University’s School of Communications media lab as a further testament to the commitment to the partnership between the organization and the school’s journalism department.

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.