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 ...

Black students experiencing post-recession gains

Eight years after the Great Recession, Black children are prospering in some regards and still struggling in others – this, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book, a respected report on child wellbeing issued each year.

Local youth group experience a summer adventure of African culture

The Roots for Youth African Children’s Theater will present I’m No Fool!, an original play that embraces the culture of Nigeria, written and directed by local actress Renee Miche’al. The production will be held at the Act of Change Inc., ...

STEM Institute inspires the minds that shape the leaders of tomorrow

“You impact the children, you impact the world,” Allison Burney expressed during the announcement of the new Kosmos Energy STEM Teacher Institute at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science on July 13 at The Hockaday School campus.

Blacks borrow more for college, yet enrollment declines

Recognizing that a college degree is one of the surest paths to a job and economic security, Black families are taking on more student loan debt than White and Hispanic families, according to a new report by Wells Fargo.

Dallas ISD graduate lands White House position

Stephanie L. Young thought that one day she might be a teacher. However, her ambitions, which were encouraged by a favorite teacher and a central staffer, took her far beyond the classroom.

JROTC leader named director of Army Instruction of the Year

Retired Army Lt. Col. Robert Davis has been named Director of Army Instruction of the Year by the U.S. Army’s Cadet Command, which is based at Ft. Knox, Kentucky.