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State of Public Education Is the Biggest Challenge Facing Texas

by | Nov 2, 2021
"It's larger than every other problem that we face, probably combined," says Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath. The long-term economic impact of pandemic-driven learning loss in Texas could total as much as $2 trillion.

An expert panel discusses the challenges—and what's being done about it.
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What Banking Can Teach Education
There’s power in giving customers control of their data, write JP Morgan Chase’s Anne Motsenbocker and Garland ISD’s Rick Lopez. That idea could revolutionize education.
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Dallas-Based GreenLight’s Blockchain Platform is Powering College Readiness for Texas High School Students
by | Sep 17, 2020
GreenLight Credentials has been chosen to provide its blockchain platform to the Texas College Bridge. Now more than 6,000 students will be able to electronically share certificates and other records directly with colleges.
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Dallas College Restructure Focuses on Collaborative Partnerships for the Future of Higher Ed
“Our students don’t really want to enroll in college, they want to enroll in a job," Dr. Joe May of Dallas College said. Here are takeaways from a discussion on the college's restructure and its renovation plans spurred by a billion-dollar bond fund.
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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.
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Dialexa’s Mentorship Program Provides Innovative Experiences for Students During Pandemic
by | Jul 28, 2020
Dialexa EDU helps college students hoping to gain experience with problem solving and product design, while connecting them to the Dallas-Fort Worth technology and engineering community.
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United Way Dallas and CoSpero Consulting Come ‘Together for Tomorrow’ to Solve Educational Problems
by | Jul 22, 2020
The Together for Tomorrow cohort is comprised of ten education-focused nonprofits that will collaborate on how to support parents, students, and teachers throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
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New Website Helps Texas Students Find the Best In-State Online College Programs
by | Jul 22, 2020
Earning an online degree close to home saves dollars and makes sense, according to TexasOnlineColleges.com.
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Impact Ventures: Meet Education PowerED, an Online Marketplace of Culturally Responsive Teaching

by | Jul 20, 2020
Education PowerED is behind a fast-growing educational movement designed to energize educators, empower students, and eradicate educational inequity.
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Lights, Camera, Climate Action: Environmental Documentaries Directed By UNT Professor Wins Six Telly Awards
by | Jul 15, 2020
UNT media lecturer and documentary filmmaker Melinda Levin joins media conglomerates such as Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony Music Entertainment, which also were recognized in the 41st annual Telly Awards.
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Paul Quinn College Launches 36-Month Urban Scholars Degree Program for High-Achieving Students Who Want to Make a Difference
by | Jul 14, 2020
This fall, Dallas' Paul Quinn College will launch an accelerated Bachelor’s degree track that's designed to help students become "leaders and activists with a commitment to real change" in partnership with education innovator Minerva Project. The program, part of PQC's newly established Honors College, offers a double-major in Business and Public Policy that will focus on the economics and politics of societal transformation.
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A New Dallas Nonprofit Amplifies Black-Owned Tutoring Companies
by | Jun 25, 2020
Jay Veal, the brains behind INC Education, has launched a new nonprofit intended to help students of color receive an education from mentors that share similar experiences and lead by example.
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AT&T Launches $10M Fund to Provide Home Learning Resources During COVID-19

by | Mar 23, 2020
The effort starts with a $1 million donation to the Khan Foundation, which will give teachers, parents, and students online educational materials.
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#GivingTuesdayDFW: United Way and UTD Expand Business for Good Program to Enhance Social Media
by | Nov 26, 2019
For its second year, the Business for Good program is adding digital campaign development for local nonprofits in advance of #GivingTuesdayDFW on Dec. 3.
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Frito Lay Southern Dallas
Frito-Lay Boosts Its Southern Dallas Commitment With $1M Grant
by | Oct 31, 2019
The funding backs the expansion of Southern Dallas Thrives, which provides healthy meals, quality childcare, career opportunities, and college preparation.
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SMU Caruth
SMU Names Mak to Lead Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship
by | Oct 4, 2019
The institute is the oldest academic entrepreneurship center in the world, providing essential insights and connections in the world of entrepreneurship, from blockchain to venture investing.
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