Going for the gold: Wrestler overcomes obstacles to win first women’s title

High school sophomore Kymberlynn Jackson made history last month and is hoping that it will help take her future in a new direction.

Racial disparities in early childhood hurts U.S.

Increased investment in early childhood education and care can eradicate many of the racial success gaps that persist throughout society, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.

Blacks bear brunt of school suspensions

According to a report released last week, 3.5 million K-12 public school students were suspended in the 2011-2012 school year – enough to fill every stadium seat in Super Bowl 1 through Super Bowl 45.

The finale: When the music lessons stop

The walls that were once covered with music notes and faces of composers were bare. Various trophies and accolades collected over the last four-and-a-half decades were boxed. The dry erase board is how students would learn the notes do, re ...

Critics: GOP education reform would hurt Black students

As the Republican-led Congress prepares to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, civil rights groups, educators and student advocates fear that current proposals leave many poor and Black children behind.

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 ...