Students encouraged to be poll workers

Students encouraged to be poll workers

ELECTIONS 2020 From Staff Reports In conjunction with the Secretary of State, the Dallas County Elections Department encourages eligible students to participate in the political processes and benefit their community by serving as election clerks in Dallas County elections. The Dallas County Elections Department has long welcomed student election workers and provides students with a […]

Our ‘Community Quarterback’ needs help!

Our ‘Community Quarterback’ needs help!

From Frazier Kids Staff Reports This year has presented all of us with unexpected challenges. Those most affected, though, are families who struggled long before COVID-19 struck. For families living in the Frazier neighborhood in the Fair Park area near downtown, where more than half of residents live below the poverty line, the pandemic-related financial […]

‘Get Connected’ sets students up for success

‘Get Connected’ sets students up for success

By Christine Rogers Internet connectivity is a critical resource during the pandemic and the Internet For All coalition aims to ensure every family has access. The Internet For All coalition is made up of more than 40 community leaders including Chief Technology Officers from nine Dallas County school districts, The Dallas Regional Chamber, City of […]

Volunteers needed for Rainbow Days!

Volunteers needed for Rainbow Days!

By Sharon Adams This back-to-school season, Rainbow Days will be helping prepare 1,200 local homeless and at-risk children and youth for the new school year by equipping them with the tangible items, confidence and hope they need for success in school this year. In September, Rainbow Days’ Family Connection team will be distributing new backpacks […]

Lumin Education: At home learning in action

Lumin Education: At home learning in action

NORTH TEXAS GIVING DAY! By Tricia Monfrey, Lumin For the past 18 years, Kim Mason has been a beacon of light in the lives of children and parents at Lumin Lindsley Park Community School in East Dallas. Our community knows “Ms. Kim” as not just a teacher, but also as a relentless advocate for her […]

Bank helps students grow

Bank helps students grow

By Sydney Street The International Bank of Commerce, known as IBC Bank, awarded six deserving Dallas/Fort Worth-area Texans Can Academies students scholarships as part of the bank’s “We Do More” philosophy. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship, totaling $6,000 in scholarships awarded. The IBC Oklahoma A.R. Sanchez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students to […]

Podcast delves into race relations, COVID-19

Podcast delves into race relations, COVID-19

By Becky Mayad A frank and personal conversation on race relations with Ambassador and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk and NBA Hall of Famer Spencer Haywood, plus the latest updates on the COVID-19 crisis from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins and the County’s Public Health Director Philip Huang. These are just a sampling of the […]

Skerbetz to head Dallas Academy

Skerbetz to head Dallas Academy

Dear Dallas Academy Community, It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Mandi Skerbetz has been selected as the new Dallas Academy Assistant Head of School, effective June 1, 2020.  Dr. Skerbetz was chosen from a national pool of impressive candidates after a very thorough search process. In selecting Dr. Skerbetz as our new […]

Hillcrest student finds unexpected calling

Hillcrest student finds unexpected calling

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports Luke Mock’s brother and sister were always big into acting, but when he started at Hillcrest High School as a freshman, he was a sports fan who joined the basketball team.But he didn’t enjoy playing basketball as much as he expected. And his junior year, he decided to follow his […]

H-E-B Excellence Award goes to Dallas ISD

From Dallas ISD For the last 19 years, the supermarket chain based in San Antonio has honored outstanding professionals from Texas public schools. At a special May 5 ceremony of the Excellence in Education Awards program held on Zoom, H-E-B Food/Drug Stores President Scott McClelland credited the incredible progress Dallas ISD has made over the […]

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