A Day After Shooting, Staff at Thomas Jefferson High Prepare to Reassure Students
After a student was shot at a campus parking lot Tuesday afternoon, Thomas Jefferson High School staff will once again be tasked with making their school a safe haven.
Dallas ISD Changed Some School Schedules to Combat Learning Loss. Did It Work?
With an infusion of federal dollars during the pandemic, Dallas ISD sought solutions for its pandemic learning loss. Now it's time to figure out what worked.
One Big Change to Education Funding Could Mean Millions for School Districts
Currently, the state sends money to districts based, in part, on how many kids show up to school each day. Some districts hope to see the formula modified to base funding on total enrollment.
Welcome Home, Thomas Jefferson High School
The TJ community is filled with immigrant families already familiar with displacement. Three years ago, a tornado destroyed their school and upended their lives. This photo essay follows three years of disruption and ends with a triumphant homecoming.
By Jeffrey McWhorter
Dr. Stephen Mansfield’s Journey From Hospital CEO to DBU Business Dean
The former CEO of Methodist Health System sees many parallels between healthcare and higher education.
By Will Maddox
Politics & Government
Some Texas Legislators Push School Vouchers Despite Continued Resistance
School vouchers are back in play in the upcoming state legislative session. Is this the session they finally happen?
New Podcast: Meet Melissa Chessher, SMU’s New Journalism Boss
After nearly 20 years away from Dallas, the journalist is back and ready to get the kids to class.
By Matt Goodman
In Some School Districts, Parent Complaints Over Books Were More Bark Than Bite
The discussion about what books should appear in local school libraries seemed to be omnipresent. But did anyone actually go through the formal process to complain?
Teachers Are Quitting. Convincing Them To Stay Will Take More Than Money.
After two years of pandemic teaching and a whole lot of burnout, more teachers than ever are considering leaving the profession. Here's what one survey says might convince them to stay.
Dallas’ Spin the Spectrum Is the Country’s First Neurodivergent DJ School
Earlier this year, Jay Clipp partnered with Speech Wing Therapy’s Courtney Willis to create the first and only DJ and music production school to specialize in teaching students with autism spectrum disorder.
By Desiree Gutierrez