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Homeownership, economic and social cost of the housing ‘Black tax’

If homeownership is, overwhelmingly, the foundation of individuals’ and families’ economic security in America, Black Americans face a profoundly difficult predicament. For when it comes to that signal marker, the wrenching economic shocks of the past half-decade have wiped out ...

Roosevelt alumni to celebrate 50th anniversary

Franklin D. Roosevelt High School turned 50 this year, and all alumni have been invited to celebrate their Mustang pride in a reunion this weekend.

Cedar Hill ISD faces another sex abuse scandal

A group called the Voices of Concerned Parents is outraged that – just shortly after hearing about one case in which a teacher has had sexual encounters with Cedar Hill middle students – a student has come forward to say ...

A Talent Show for A Better Life

While most students were planning end-of-the-year parties, anticipating the first day of summer vacation, and contemplating what they will do during their time off from school, one DeSoto ISD student was planning a better life for students in need in ...

Cedar Hill seniors receive more than a high school diploma

This year, 60 out of 61 seniors from Cedar Hill Collegiate High School participated in the Cedar Valley College Commencement exercises on May 16. Of those graduates, 47 received their associate degree from the college. The remaining students participated in ...

Power Rangers visit Bowie Elementary students

James Bowie Elementary School was presented with a $5,000 donation last week from Haim Saban’s Power Rangers Megaforce as the winning school of the emPOWER Challenge!, a Power Rangers in-school enrichment program.

Dallas SWAT train at Bishop Lynch High School

Bishop Lynch Catholic High School and Dallas SWAT collaborated last week to make use of the school’s old buildings before its scheduled demolition to assist police with training.

Can the U.S. meet its 2014 goal for students?

We’re fast approaching 2014, the year federal law calls for all students to be 100 percent proficient in reading and math. Are we there yet?

Flying like an Eagle

Noel Martin is a young man with goals. Having recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boys Scouts of America, this Lincoln High School senior is in the esteemed company of numerous CEOs, scientists, military leaders and even ...

One-on-one with Michael Williams

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael Williams, a Tea Party favorite and self-professed “constitutional conservative,” says that in his nine months at the helm of one of the state’s most important bureaucracies, he has taken pains to establish a spirit of ...

Cedar Hill ISD’s response to molested students sparks community outrage

Cedar Hill community members convened in a town hall meeting at Graceland Community Baptist Church on May 14 to express their concerns about the safety of children in the Cedar Hill Independent School District.

DISD Cleans House

With summer just around the corner and schools getting ready for the break, the drama has started rising again for employees in the Dallas Independent School District. Many will be looking for new jobs instead of enjoying their summer vacations.

Athlete heads anti-bullying program

Daniel Puder is an undefeated mixed martial arts fighter and World Wrestling Entertainment champion. As a professional fighter and wrestler, he has had a remarkable career. He has forced opponents into submission using strong chokeholds. He has rendered technical knockouts ...

Nigerian breaks academic record

He was named the best graduating student of the 2011-2012 academic year and owes his success to three well-learned traits – discipline, adaptability and resilience.

‘Cutting Edge’ call for global youth leaders

On April 27, approximately 200 students came from near and far to the University of Texas at Arlington to learn that being on the cutting edge in today’s global society is not only stylish and admirable but also important. The ...