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Voices: Reinventing the K-12 Classroom in 2020

by | Sep 10, 2020
Voices writer Chirag Gupta explores innovation in Texas K-12 public school classrooms amidst the pandemic.
Teachers at Momentus School, a pre-K to 5th grade school specializing in social emotional health, took their team photo this year with Bitmojis. [Courtesy of Momentous Institute]
Education On Trend: Oak Cliff’s Momentous School Launches Bitmoji Classrooms for Virtual Learning
by | Aug 12, 2020
Teachers at the Momentous Institute's pre-K through fifth-grade laboratory school are creating virtual classrooms complete with Bitmoji avatars to bring life to remote learning. Now two of its teachers have created a playbook for others.
Dallas Engineering Firm Presents $50,000 Gift for UT Dallas Diversity Scholars Program
by | Aug 5, 2020
Dallas-based engineering design, consulting, and professional services firm Mbroh Engineering's gift will create the first endowed scholarship for the Diversity Scholars Program at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Dallas-based Istation Partners With Tackle Tomorrow To Address Students’ Learning Regression Due to ‘COVID-19 Slide’
by | Jun 30, 2020
The ongoing pandemic is expected to widen the ‘summer slide’ of children’s learning loss over summer break, but Istation hopes to decrease COVID-19’s impact on students' education through a new online reading series.

Michaels Launches ‘First-of-its-Kind’ In-Store Makerspaces Nationwide

by | Mar 26, 2019
The Irving-headquartered arts and crafts company is partnering with AnyRoad to bring its 'Community Classroom' program to local makers.
UNT Dallas Program Nurtures Aspiring Educators, Opens a ‘Thirdspace’ for Teachers and School Leaders
The university’s Emerging Teacher Institute is creating a space where educator superpowers are cultivated, creating positive well-being in the midst of extraordinary stress so that the best changemakers remain in the profession.
Bringing Education Outdoors: Dallas Arboretum Receives $50,000 for STEM Education Program
by | Sep 13, 2018
The donation from International Paper Company will support the Arboretum's STEM Education program.
Dallas ISD’s IDEA Tackles Students’ Emotional Well-being Along With Academics
by | Aug 23, 2017
The school, which has a startup vibe, was recently featured in a national publication for its restorative practices toward discipline.

Nepris Brings Industry Experts into the Classroom

by | Mar 22, 2016
Headquartered in Plano, Nepris aims to inspire a new generation of leaders for the fields of science, technology, engineering, math, and the arts (STEAM).
Sabari Raja: How Nepris Helps the Community Grow
by | Mar 22, 2016
Sabari Raja talks about where the idea for Nepris came from, how DFW helped the company grow, and what’s next for the new company.
Technology in the classroom is important to a good education.
Technology Brings New Educational Opportunities to the Classroom
by | Feb 24, 2016
Technology in the classroom is not a new concept. These days, many schools have moved to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, where students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or tablet to school to help them complete assignments and research subjects.
Destination Imagination Helps Students Perform Better in the Classroom
by | Feb 17, 2016

You walk into a room. On the table are some paper, rubber bands, cups, paper clips, mailing labels, two ping pong balls, and a spoon. Your task: Build a device that can transport the ping pong balls from one square (taped off on the floor) to another (a few feet away)....