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Texas Organizing Project Urges Not to Rush Charter Writing Process

Texas Organizing Project Urges Not to Rush Charter Writing Process

DSN Newswire  The following is a statement by Suzette Wiseman, Dalllas ISD parent and a schools campaign leader with the Texas Organizing Project: “DISD has serious problems that require serious solutions. Rushing to get a home-rule charter on the November ballot isn’t a serious solution. “There’s a reason the state legislature decided to allow up to [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Dallas Mavericks Star Vince Carter Shoots Hoops, Teaches Skill Drills to Dallas Youth; Helps Sun Life Surprise Two Students with College Scholarships & Award $100,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Dallas Mavericks Star Vince Carter Shoots Hoops, Teaches Skill Drills  to Dallas Youth; Helps Sun Life Surprise Two Students  with College Scholarships & Award $100,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

DSN Newswire Big Brothers Big Sisters and Community Council of Greater Dallas among 16 exceptional organizations across U.S. to receive Sun Life Rising Star Award for commitment to education Outstanding Dallas area students Charity Garrison and Dominic Bowie thought they were participating in a basketball exercise clinic with their peers, when Mavericks Guard Vince Carter, [...]

Conversations About Race

Conversations About Race

To his credit, Dallas Mayor, Mike Rawlings has taken up the mantle from Councilman Dwaine Caraway concerning “Conversations about Race” in Dallas. There is a set of events over the next few months that will attempt to address a subject that is always just below the radar or front and center in our city. The [...]

Capital One Bank Partners with The Heart of America Foundation® to Transform James Madison High School’s Library

Capital One Bank Partners with The Heart of America Foundation® to Transform James Madison High School’s Library

DSN Newswire Event is part of ‘One Week,’ Capital One’s national associate volunteer initiative During the week of Oct. 21-27, Capital One associates will banded  together as part of the company’s national associate volunteer initiative, ‘One Week,’ to help meet the needs of local communities where associates live and work.  In Texas, more than 3,300 [...]

Big Thought Stokes Creative Learning in Dallas Schools

Big Thought Stokes Creative Learning in Dallas Schools

by Avery Stefan Big Thought, a non-profit organization, has numerous programs that address academic achievement and youth development for students around Dallas. Through projects like the lantern art display for the Arts District’s annual Aurora event, Big Thought strives to encourage students’ creativity and imagination to enable them to attain a brighter future. Colorful papier-mâché [...]

The Dallas LOVE Project: Honoring JFK’s Legacy Through Art

The Dallas LOVE Project: Honoring JFK’s Legacy Through Art

by Mallory Ashcraft Students, community members and artists from around the area are participating in the Dallas LOVE Project, which will honor the legacy of President John F. Kennedy through original works of art inspired by the quotes of peacemakers and influential figures. The art will be displayed at venues across Dallas.  Peace, love and [...]

PRESTIGIOUS HOCKADAY SCHOOL TURNS 100

PRESTIGIOUS HOCKADAY SCHOOL TURNS 100

by Alexa Malevitis The private, all-girls school in Dallas celebrates its’ 100th anniversary this year. With the launch of a centennial campaign, alumnae, faculty and students reflect on the legacy and future of Hockaday. By the fourth grade, Alison Ku recalls doing experiments in The Hockaday School’s science lab. She was also, at that young [...]

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