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Representative Yvonne Davis Announces $500,000 2015-2016 Urban Scholarship Fund

Representative Yvonne Davis Announces $500,000 2015-2016 Urban Scholarship Fund

DSN Newswire State Representative Yvonne Davis (D-Dallas) announced that over $500,000 in scholarships are available for high school graduates from Dallas and twenty eight other urban areas throughout Texas. Administrated by the Texas Association of Developing Colleges (TADC), the Urban Scholarship Program was created during the 74th Legislative session as part of House Bill 2128 [...]

$30.5M in ‘Face Forward’ grants available to help youth with juvenile records

$30.5M in ‘Face Forward’ grants available to help youth with juvenile records

DSN Newswire The initiative’s third phase continues program’s progress with helping youth gain job skills and start new careers. Youth who have been in the juvenile justice system often face numerous challenges as they attempt to enter the workforce and become productive citizens. The stigma that a juvenile record carries can close doors before they [...]

Cedar Valley College Offers Free Conference On Sustainability

Cedar Valley College Offers Free Conference On Sustainability

DSN Newswire One-Day Event Will Feature Developer Trammell S. Crow and Soil Expert Elaine Ingham The “H3: The Responsible Pathway” Sustainability Conference presented by the Sustainable Communities Institute at Cedar Valley College will boast two impressive keynote speakers for this year’s event — Earth Day Dallas founder Trammell S. Crow and Soil Foodweb founder Dr. [...]

See Texas’ Best High School Culinary Arts & Hospitality Students in Action

See Texas’ Best High School Culinary Arts & Hospitality Students in Action

DSN Newswire Texas ProStart Invitational Competition January 24, Hurst Conference Center Twenty-two high schools are sending 35 teams, a total of 175 culinary and restaurant management students to the 2015 Texas ProStart Invitational competition, produced by the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation January 24 at the Hurst Conference Center.  The event is open to the [...]

Whippings

Whippings

Those of us born in the south and came through childhood days in the south are not unfamiliar with “whippings”. Whippings, plural, because they occurred on a regular basis. My most “infamous” whipping came one school day afternoon when I decided to go with everybody else down Roden lane and Miller. That intersection in Gladewater, [...]

EXPONENTIAL FUN IN STORE WHEN MATH GETS EXTREME AS PEROT MUSEUM PRESENTS 2THEXTREME: MATHALIVE! SEPT. 27, 2014 – JAN. 4, 2015

EXPONENTIAL FUN IN STORE WHEN MATH GETS EXTREME AS PEROT MUSEUM PRESENTS 2THEXTREME: MATHALIVE! SEPT. 27, 2014 – JAN. 4, 2015

DSN Newswire Create a video game, master engineer a modern city, edit an animated movie, compete in a mountain bike race, jump into a ‘binary dance party,’ or program and control Curiosity, NASA’s next Mars rover. Through approximately 40 unique and interactive experiences, the traveling exhibition 2theXtreme: MathAlive! at the Perot Museum of Nature and [...]

A Summer to Remember: Lancaster ISD Students Take a Historic Civil Rights Tour

A Summer to Remember:  Lancaster ISD Students Take a Historic Civil Rights Tour

On the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights legislation of 1964, which outlawed unequal application of voter registration and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and in public accommodations, Lancaster ISD “My History Bowl” winners and chaperones explored the historic events leading up to this ground-breaking legislation. This summer, students and staff boarded [...]

SMU Named National Center Of Excellence In Cyber Defense Education

SMU Named National Center Of Excellence In Cyber Defense Education

SMU has been re-designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education through 2021 by the National Security Agency  (NSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, underscoring the record of successful work in this area by the Lyle School of Engineering. The NSA and the Department of Homeland Security jointly sponsor [...]

Department of Defense awards $2.6 million grant to SMU STEM Program for Minority Students

Department of Defense awards $2.6 million grant to SMU STEM Program for Minority Students

DSN Newswire Joy Brown-Bryant would like to be U.S. surgeon general one day. But first, the 14-year-old from Oakland, California, wants to help reconstruct the faces of military burn victims as a plastic surgeon. Brown-Bryant is well on her way to achieving her goal; she is spending the summer at Southern Methodist University taking college [...]

TWC Grants $1 Million for High-Tech Summer Camps

TWC Grants $1 Million for High-Tech Summer Camps

DSN Newswire The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded 14 grants totaling nearly $1 million to Texas universities and community colleges for summer youth camps that focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The grants provide the opportunity for nearly 1,000 students between ages 14 and 21 to attend camps which will help prepare them [...]

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