1611, 2016

Dallas County Family Empowerment Pilot: How Dallas is Building Brains and the Future

By |November 16th, 2016|Bright Spots|0 Comments

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1011, 2016

Volunteer to Impact our Future

By |November 10th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Times of transition, and in particular the transition we are all experiencing with the Presidential election, often create significant emotional reactions. Some of us feel encouraged, while others feel despair. And identifying how we as individuals can make our own positive impact can be overwhelming. I read recently that voting in an election in many ways is the least we can do, and I believe that the most we can do is to personally work to bring about the change that we want to see in our world. There has been significant talk of voters in this election who feel [...]

111, 2016

Coppell ISD: Pre-Kindergarten Registration Campaign Increases Pre-K Applications

By |November 1st, 2016|Bright Spots|0 Comments

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2010, 2016

Readers 2 Leaders and Jubilee Park Help Reverse Summer Reading Loss

By |October 20th, 2016|Bright Spots|0 Comments

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410, 2016

Dallas ISD’s ACE Program: Bringing Together Great Educators Leads to Turnaround Success for High-Needs Schools

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2209, 2016

Cedar Hill ISD Helps More Students Access Financial Aid and College

By |September 22nd, 2016|Bright Spots|0 Comments

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3108, 2016

Mesquite ISD: Eco. Dis. Students Outperform the State’s

By |August 31st, 2016|Bright Spots|0 Comments

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1708, 2016

Trinity River Mission H20 Program: Using Data to Create Differentiated Interventions

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2007, 2016

Paul Quinn College: Defying National Trends in Higher Ed

By |July 20th, 2016|Bright Spots|0 Comments

National headlines can paint a negative picture of the current and future state of higher education. The average cost of tuition, room and board for private institutions grew 10% from 2010-2015, much faster than inflation. In 2015, 1.7% fewer students completed their degrees within 6 years and fell more heavily in debt than their counterparts the year prior. It may not be surprising then that enrollment into postsecondary programs is down 2% since 2010 as more students and their parents see these sobering statistics in the news. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are experiencing even more significant challenges with [...]

107, 2016

For Oak Cliff Festival

By |July 1st, 2016|Newsletter, Partner|0 Comments

The Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty recently released their poverty report, stating that Dallas has the highest child poverty rate in the country. Dallas joins cities such as Baltimore and Chicago in having the largest gap of disparity between the rich and poor in America. When we focus on the total number of individuals living in poverty in particular zip codes, 75216 stands out and has one of the highest poverty rates in Dallas County. In an effort to eliminate the financial burden of purchasing school supplies, the community organized the 2nd Annual For Oak Cliff Back to School Festival, [...]