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NAACP sues U.S. Education Secretary over COVID-19 school money

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior Correspondent The coronavirus pandemic has focused the nation’s attention on the essential role public schools play in families and communities’...

AdoptAClassroom seeks to help with cost of needed school supplies

Award-winning non-profit AdoptAClassroom.org and the national off-price retailer Burlington Stores are proud to team up for the fourth consecutive year to help offset the...

PCCLA, a long-time child resource in Plano, seeks help from the public

The Plano Child Care Learning Academy (PCCLA) Annual Fundraiser will celebrate 50 years of service to the community and the 107th birthday anniversary of...

Teens to be honored at drive-by parade for Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program on Monday

While the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing the traditional end-of-summer luncheon celebrating the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program, a drive-by parade will take its place...

TSTA sues education commissioner over charter rules, alleging they illegally remove teacher certification, contractual requirements

The Texas State Teachers Association on Wednesday sued state Education Commissioner Mike Morath for adopting charter school partnership rules they say illegally deprive public...

Voter suppression goes to college

By Cash Michaels and Peter Grear, Greater Diversity News (NNPA) If preliminary data estimates on the recent 2020 primaries in North Carolina are accurate, student voters on...

School reopening plans getting pushback from teachers

On Tuesday the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released a set of guidelines for reopening public schools in the fall; guidelines which include in-school learning....

WalletHub study ranks Texas at No. 8 for racial equity in education

By Adam McCann Financial Writer It’s been decades since the landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education declared school segregation unconstitutional in 1954, though it...

50 diverse children’s picture books to include in your home and school library

Picture books are a wonderful way to start important conversations with your children about our world and the beautiful people in it. It’s important...

James and Seals receive Teen Graffiti’s book scholarships

Kayla James of Grand Prairie, TX, and Kayla Seals of Rowlett, TX are the recipients of this year’s Teen Graffiti Education Scholarships for their...

Congress is urged to send Juneteenth legislation to President Trump for signature

The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) is urging Congress to send President Donald Trump legislation amending SJR 45 2012 , Chapter 1, Part A,...

Desoto students unite to host NTFB Community Food Distribution Day

DESOTO - Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, school campus closures, and the stoppage of high school sports, twelve DeSoto High School student athletic trainers jump-started...

District staff a source of pride in difficult times

By Joyce Foreman Dallas ISD District 6 I continue to be amazed at the work our district employees are accomplishing as we deal with the repercussions...

WANTED: Residents to join conversations about racial equity in proposed bond 2020

Dallas ISD’s Racial Equity Office (REO) is calling on communities in the city’s southern sector...

Changes at J.J. Rhoads are Good News for South Dallas

By Dallas ISD District 9 Trustee Justin Henry Dallas ISD is opening a new early learning center at J.J. Rhoads Elementary next school year. This...

Texas Can Academies students enjoy a curbside graduation

For Texans Can Academies students, the road to graduation can be much longer and steeper than for most. These students have shown perseverance and...

DCCCD Foundation providing support duing Scholarship Week

With Scholarship Week underway, the Dallas County Community College Foundation is poised to offer a variety of financial packages that may help students with...

DCT offering virtual classes this summer

Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts was founded on a deep love of art and education. Today that cornerstone...

Big Thought and Dallas City of Learning offer free online learning hub

Big Thought and Dallas City of Learning together launched an online learning hub featuring hundreds of free, quality educational programs for families to access...

Virtual Cutting Edge Youth Summit 2020 a Success

Earlier this month, students had an opportunity to participate in the Virtual Cutting Edge Youth Summit 2020 hosted by SMU's Dr. Candice Bledsoe. She...
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