Texas Child Welfare Agency Adding New EmployeesThe head of the state's troubled foster care system said that emergency funding helped hire 441 new employees in December and January, a two-thirds increase over the same period the previous year.
Parents Urge Lawmakers To Support Charter SchoolsSome parents in North Texas are pushing the State Legislature to give more support to charter schools in the DFW area. Across the state, more than 140,000 students are on waiting lists to attend charter schools.
Teacher's Aide Accused Of Lying About Having CancerKevin Mabone allegedly duped students and teachers at Mesquite's Wilkinson Middle School.
Kid's Menu Is Just As Unhealthy As It Was 5 Years Ago, Study FindsDespite an apparent countrywide motion towards healthier living, kid's menus are still lagging in the past.
On The Hunt For Hatchimals? Here's HelpAttention parents: Seventeen Walmart stores are scheduled to receive new shipments Thursday of a hot holidays toys called Hatchimals.
Dallas Boutique Making Christmas Brighter For 100's Of KidsA new boutique in Dallas is spending the day helping Santa with a little gift giving. Workers at the store are busy trying to make Christmas brighter for hundreds of North Texas kids.
Top 5 Dangerous Toys This Holiday SeasonDespite dozens of federal safety standards, there is an alarming number of potentially dangerous toys on sale this holiday season.
Texas Objects To Recommended Foster Care ChangesTexas is objecting to policy revisions recommended by experts chosen by a federal judge to overhaul its troubled foster care system, including a proposed ban on children sleeping in state offices.
School Does Anything For Kids To Succeed, Even LaundryWhatever it takes. It’s the attitude at Dallas’ Roger Mills elementary that’s ushering in a new era of success. And soon, ‘whatever it takes’ will include laundry.
North Texas Preschoolers Vote For New MascotA preschool in Flower Mound is teaching kids about the election process, empowering children to cast their own ballots on Monday for a new puppet mascot, either Percy the Rooster or Billy the Duck.
'Good Housekeeping' Picks The Best Toys Of 2016Most children have already started working on a list for Santa, but there's another list that parents will want to keep an eye on this season. Good Housekeeping magazine has announced its 2016 Best Toy Award winners.
Toy Companies Breaking Barriers To Be More InclusiveToy companies are working harder to think outside of their usual box, offering more inclusive items like dolls with disabilities, female superhero figures and characters with a range of skin tones.