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Archive for: June, 2014

Texas Organizing Project endorsed candidate set to advance DISD student achievement

Texas Organizing Project endorsed candidate set to advance DISD student achievement

DSN NewsWire Joyce Foreman, the longtime Dallas community activist endorsed by the Texas Organizing Project (TOP), today won the District 6 seat on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees, despite being outspent 6 to 1. “Experts looking at this race thought Joyce didn’t have a chance since she was massively outspent, but signs don’t vote, people [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Promptly Rule in Favor of the Freedom to Marry

U.S. Conference of Mayors Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Promptly Rule in Favor of the Freedom to Marry

FROM DSN Newswire  At its annual meeting today in Dallas, the U.S. Conference of Mayors overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on federal courts, including the Supreme Court, to expeditiously bring an end to marriage discrimination against gay couples nationwide. Mayors from states that still ban marriage for same-sex couples, including Arizona, Texas, Ohio, Colorado, Missouri, [...]

Gov. Perry Appoints Hull to State Board for Educator Certification

Gov. Perry Appoints Hull to State Board for Educator Certification

From DSN Newswire Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Susan Simpson Hull of Grand Prairie to the State Board for Educator Certification for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2017. The board develops certification and continuing education requirements and standards of conduct for public school teachers. Hull is superintendent of the Grand Prairie Independent School District. [...]

United States Conference of Mayors kicks off

United States Conference of Mayors kicks off

By Jehadu Abshiro City of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, joined by United States Conference of Mayors’ leadership and Dallas city officials, welcomed mayors for the 82nd annual USCM on the Trinity River Corridor’s Continental Bridge Friday morning with breakfast and exercise. “I talked to God last night and asked him to give us a good [...]

Kaplan K12 Partners with Education is Freedom

Kaplan K12 Partners with Education is Freedom

Kaplan K12 Learning Services has partnered with Education is Freedom to help the Dallas-based nonprofit in its mission of helping thousands of underserved high school students across the Dallas Independent School District with the college admissions process. Through the partnership, schools can provide the opportunity for students to access Kaplan’s SAT, ACT, and PSAT preparation [...]

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