Dallas 11th Grader Wins SUV For Perfect AttendanceSherlie Torres, a student at Faith Family Academy won a 2015 Ford Escape given away by Drive Casa, a local used car dealership that partnered with the school to encourage perfect attendance.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Announces $1.6B In Teacher RaisesTeacher salaries in Texas are currently about $7,000 below the national average, according to the National Education Association.
Dallas ISD Cheerleader Desiree Galloway Turns Disability Into An InspirationAt 18, Desiree Galloway already knows that it is not the challenges in life that define us, but how we respond.
Texan Reigns Over The Land - 8th-Grader Wins 2019 National Geographic BeeSame song, different verse for a young Texan. Nihar Janga, an eighth-grader from Austin, took home top honors in the annual National Geographic GeoBee.
Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall Launches Summer Jobs Program For At-Risk 15-Year-OldsThe idea is this summer jobs program could result in stronger, safer communities and possibly a reduction in youth violence, the Dallas Police Department said.
Book Worms Rejoice! Dallas Libraries Ditch Fines For Late ReturnsGood news for North Texans patronizing Dallas Public Libraries! The City Council has voted to abolish the practice of charging fines for items returned late.
After 30+ Years, Matthew McConaughey Receives Diploma From Texas H.S.Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his diploma from a Texas high school, more than 30 years after graduating.
UNT Dallas Mother-Daughter Duo Share Joy And DegreesYou don't need an advanced degree to see Tricia Patterson and her mother, Viola Caldwell, do life differently -- and always have.
North Texas School Districts Fear They'll Get Much Less Money Than Promised In School Finance Reform BillThe Senate's version of the bill would change the way the state develops its funding formulas from using the prior year’s property tax values and instead using the current year’s.
On Santa Fe School Shooting Anniversary Texas Lawmakers Could Again Shun Tougher Gun LawsOne year after the deadly mass shooting at Santa Fe High School, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun restrictions.
SAT To Contain 'Adversity Score' Based On Environment Student Grew Up InThe factors in the "adversity score" include the student's local crime rate, poverty rate, whether the student has a single parent, median income and the availability of AP classes.
Later School Start Time 'Tabled Indefinitely' By Grand Prairie ISDPlans to change the start and end times for school in Grand Prairie were tabled indefinitely by the superintendent and school board.
Grand Prairie ISD Considering Plan To Give High School Students More SleepTuesday evening, the school board decided to delay a vote on significant changes to the time students at middle and high schools arrive and leave.
DeSoto ISD School Board Cuts 98 Positions To Make Up Budget DeficitDozens of North Texas teachers are out of a job this morning. Their positions in DeSoto Independent School District were cut to make up a school budget deficit.
Actress Felicity Huffman Scheduled To Plead Guilty In College Admissions ScamActress Felicity Huffman is scheduled to plead guilty Monday to allegations she paid $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT score.