For almost every day of your life, someone’s reminded you to share.

By Terri Schlichenmeyer The Bookworm Sez Usually, it’s about sharing your toys but that’s not all. You share games, the sofa, your ideas, snacks, and any chore that needs four hands. Sharing is often about teamwork, and in the new book “Little Shaq” (illustrated by Theodore Taylor III), author Shaquille O’Neal shares a story… It […]

Michael L. Lawrence appointed as successor at NCMLIC

Durham, NC – James H. Speed, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company (NCMLIC), has announced his intention to retire effective Dec. 31, 2015. He will be succeeded by Michael L. Lawrence, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Lawrence joined NCMLIC in January of 2012 as […]

Kramer Elementary’s IB program prepares students for 21st-century demands

DALLAS — A spider has appeared in Mrs. Arellano’s second-grade classroom at Arthur Kramer Elementary School, and her students are freaking out. After the spider is dealt with, the panic quickly turns into questions or, as they are called in the International Baccalaureate-candidate school, “wonders,” about the spider. “Where does the spider live?” “What does the spider […]

Gloris Campos shares inspiration at Wee Can Academy Dedication

Wee Can Academy, an early childhood development center at the newly opened Dallas Can Academy Grant East campus, honored a long-time supporter of Dallas Can Academies, news journalist Gloria Campos.  The campus’ brand new center is named the Gloria Campos Wee Can Academy. Wee Can Academies’ mission is to provide a safe, nurturing and educational place for children and to partner with and […]

Dallas ISD distinguished teacher candidate reaps reward for staying the course

DALLAS — Eric Hale, a third-grade math teacher at David G. Burnet Elementary, almost didn’t go through with the Distinguished Teacher Review process. Hale was originally excited about the DTR process, as he believed it would reveal his true effectiveness as a teacher. Plus, the opportunity for a DTR teacher to earn a $5,000 salary increase this […]

DCCCD celebrates 50th anniversary during State Fair of Texas


Straight Outta Grace 2

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times   “It’s not the law of religion nor the principles of morality that define our highways and pathways to God; only by the Grace of God are we led and drawn, to God. It is His grace that conquers a multitude of […]

I’m so Done with Summer!

By Dr. James L. Snyder You know when you have had enough of something and you do not want to see any of it anymore. Well, that is what I think about summer. I’ve had enough of summer and I want to move on with my life. It’s not that I dislike summer. I love […]

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