education

Bush Center’s Kenneth A. Hersh To Receive 2024 Horatio Alger Award for Lifetime Achievements and Philanthropy

by | Feb 9, 2024

Kenneth A. Hersh, president and CEO of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas has been selected for membership in the prestigious Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education.

He joins 10 other business, civic, and cultural leaders from across North America in receiving 2024 honors, the organization said....

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Dallas-Based Tricolor Foundation Announces $200K In Gifts To Support Higher Education in Hispanic Communities
by | Dec 18, 2023
“Our mission is to clear the path so that every member of our Hispanic communities has the opportunity to reach their full potential," said Regina Montoya, the foundation's executive director.
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Dallas-Based Nonprofit Education Is Freedom Names New CEO
by | Dec 14, 2023

Dallas-based Education is Freedom (EIF), a college access advocate serving 25% of the public school students within Dallas County, has hired Dr. Susanna Russell as its new CEO....

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Capital One Executive Joins Khan Academy Board of Directors
by | Nov 10, 2023
Sanjiv Yajnik, president of financial services at Capital One, joins Khan Academy's board after years of seeing its influence on his own family. With more than 160 million users worldwide, the academy seeks to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere.
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Dallas’ LPA Design Studios Adds Industry Veteran as Managing Director

by | Sep 15, 2023

Dallas-based LPA Design Studios has added industry veteran John Hoenig as managing director of structural engineering, guiding structural design across civic, education, science and technology, healthcare, and commercial projects.

Hoenig will lead LPA’s structural engineering efforts throughout Texas, working within the firm’s integrated design practice, which is setting new standards for high-performance buildings, the company said....

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Dallas Firm Jacobs Lands $517M Contract in Austin ISD’s $2.4B Modernization
As urban areas grow fast, modernizing dated school facilities is an increasing challenge for districts. Jacobs says its Austin contract includes renovations, technology upgrades, and new facilities aimed at bolstering student mental health, nutrition, and athletic programs.
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Texas School Districts, Open Enrollment Charter Schools Get Waiver to Continue Virtual Instruction
by | Jun 26, 2023

Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath has been directed by Gov. Greg Abbott to waive specific requirements for school districts or open-enrollment charter schools to continue offering virtual instruction options for students in grades 3 through 12 via the Texas Virtual School Network (TXVSN) for the next two school years....

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FC Dallas Foundation – STEAM FC is one of the 2023 grant recipients. The FC Dallas Foundation, Frisco Independent School District, and the National Soccer Hall of Fame formally launched STEAM FC powered by NEC in 2019. [File photo: FC Dallas Foundation screenshot]
NEC Foundation of America Announces More Than $500K in 2023 Grants
Irving-based NEC Foundation of America, the charitable giving fund of the NEC Corporation of America, has announced its 2023 grant recipients. With the grants, the foundation is dedicating more than $500,000 to Dallas-area schools and non-profit programs. See who got the grants—and how they're making a difference in Dallas and beyond.
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Former Goldman Sachs Student Loans VP Joins Frisco Workforce Finance Startup as CFO

by | May 19, 2023
Founded in 2017, Meritize is working to scale its operations and accelerate momentum to meet the education and training needs of fast-growing industries such as information technology and health care. The new CFO The new CFO brings nearly 30 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience to the company.
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Lewisville’s RedCritter Launches AI- and ChatGPT-Powered CritterCoin for Student Tutoring, Engagement, and Rewards
by | May 18, 2023
To support positive schoolroom behavior while making learning fun and (literally) rewarding, RedCritter's new AI- and ChaptGPT-powered product suite enables students to do lots of things. Like interviewing a historical character. Receiving personal tutoring on any topic. Learning a language, learning to code, and more.
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Simulation Labs and Anatomage Tables: USAHS Aims to Meet Healthcare Industry Demand with Innovative Education
by | Mar 27, 2023
Growing to meet the increased demand for healthcare professionals the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences has doubled down on its new Irving campus. USAHS aims to equip graduates for long-term success in the healthcare industry with an innovative approach to education and state-of-the-art edtech.
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UWorld Cares Grant Deadline Looms: Nonprofits Can Apply Now to Support Education in Dallas
by | Mar 22, 2023
The UWorld Cares grant program aims to strengthen the pathway to higher education, address workforce skills gaps, and eliminate barriers to higher education by partnering with community organizations.
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AI—Ready or Not?

by | Feb 16, 2023
North Texas universities are gearing up for the AI revolution, readying students for the jobs of tomorrow. Here's a look at what's happening at SMU, TCU, the University of North Texas, UT Arlington, and UT Dallas, as published in our annual 2023 Dallas Innovates magazine.
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Education Nonprofit Big Thought Names New Chief Operating Officer
by | Jan 25, 2023

Mustapha Beydoun has been named chief operating officer of Dallas-based Big Thought, an impact education nonprofit.

Beydoun will partner with Big Thought CEO Byron Sanders in this role leading key departments across the organization, including finance, people and culture, information technology, and operations....

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Dallas Nonprofit Education Opens Doors Adds 3 New Board Members
by | Jan 20, 2023

The board of directors of Education Opens Doors, a Dallas-based nonprofit that partners with middle schools to train teachers to equip their students with college and career knowledge, has appointed Dr....

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North Texas Schools Receive $5.5M In Career, Technical Education Grants From TWC
by | Jan 20, 2023

North Texas educational institutions received more than $5.5 million of the more than $54 million in Jobs and Education for Texans grants awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission to public community, state, and technical colleges, school districts, and open enrollment charter schools across the state.

Among the grants awarded were ones to Collin College and seven North Texas area school districts....

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