Dallas ISD 2014-2015 valedictorians

A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School Tatian Lamarr Almendarex Texas A&M Commerce/Psychology

Closing achievement gaps requires more than education reform

Education reform alone isn’t enough to close achievement gaps between Blacks and Whites, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute.

Student dances his way into prestigious program

When Jordan Lovelace dances, heads turn.

Dallas ISD plans for the future

Officials of Dallas Independent School District held an informational public meeting to discuss its comprehensive plan for programs to help provide the best education in the nation and better facilities on May 20 at the James W. Fannin Elementary campus ...

Graduate/entrepreneur seeks to motivate and inspire other youth

Talmadge “TJ” Vaughns Jr. is a high school senior and young entrepreneur, preparing to cross the stage and take his last steps as a high school teenager and cross into a new world as a young adult college student.

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.