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Right-Wing Extremists Taking Over Carroll School District?

When Jennifer Schutter met her new neighbor two years ago, the mother and physician thought she had met an ally. The neighbor, Hannah Smith, also had a special needs child in the Carroll school district, home to the tony city of Southlake in northeast Tarrant County. Both mothers shared a desire to improve the quality of education for special needs students in their district.
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Dallas News

Tony Holmes hopes early struggles help Red Oak fix flaws before facing off with ‘District of Doom’

Tony Holmes left DeSoto and the “District of Doom” to coach a Red Oak team in what he’s dubbed as Class 5A’s very own “District of Doom.”. In Class 5A around the Dallas area, there are 10 districts and two of them include defending state champions like Denton Ryan in 5-5A Div. I and Aledo in 5-5A Div. II. Holmes is referencing District 4-5A Div. I.

Mask mandate debates in Arlington continue to divide parents, community

Weeks after Arlington Independent School District opened its doors to students, the mask mandate debate remains contentious in the community. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order May 18 prohibiting governmental entities like school districts from requiring masks. School districts like Mansfield and Arlington followed the order and dropped the...

Lewisville ISD names new athletic director

Lewisville ISD announced this week that Christie Liles, associate director of athletics since 2012, has been appointed the district’s next athletic director, effective January 2022. Liles becomes LISD’s first female athletic director, replacing Tim Ford, who announced last month that he is retiring at the end of the year. “I...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Bezos foundation gives $5 million to TCU to expand study of early childhood education

Texas Christian University is expanding its influence in the field of early childhood education with a new endowed chair funded with a gift from the Bezos Family Foundation. The inaugural chair will be Jan Lacina, a professor who focuses on early childhood literacy and the dean of graduate studies at the TCU College of Education. She began her career as an early childhood teacher, and served in numerous roles before coming to TCU including interim dean, early childhood program coordinator and post baccalaureate graduate program coordinator.

COVID-19 cases rise in Denton, on campus

As the COVID-19 delta variant continues to sweep through the country, cases in North Texas are on the rise. Denton County Public Health announced 805 new cases on Sept. 13, bringing the county’s total to 94,032 with 13,914 being active cases. Denton’s cases are increasing faster than nearby counties like...
University of Dallas News

A New Precedent: UD’s freshman class brings in an astounding 47% of minorities

The class of 2025 is setting record-breaking University of Dallas history as the largest incoming class. According to the university’s press release on Aug. 23, this freshman class is the most diverse student body, bringing in a 47% minority student population and 32% Hispanic. This makes for an exciting time in UD history as students begin to see a myriad of cultures integrated into the university.
Dallas News

Previews and predictions for notable Dallas-area Week 4 Texas high school football games

A look at notable games around the Dallas area heading into Week 4 of the #txhsfb season... Duncanville, ranked No. 3 in The Dallas Morning News’ area 6A rankings and No. 7 in the state by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football had an impromptu bye week in Week 3 after canceling its game against Bishop Sycamore (Ohio), the team that duped ESPN into broadcasting its game by lying about having multiple DI recruits on its roster. Duncanville is 1-1 after an opening 45-3 loss to national No. 1 Mater Dei (Calif.) and a 42-27 Week 2 win over South Oak Cliff. It will open district play at DeSoto ( 2-1), which is ranked No. 20 in state 6A by Texas Football and No. 9 in The News’ area 6A rankings.

Lewisville ISD names Cristie Liles as next athletic director

With Tim Ford set to retire at the end of the year, Lewisville ISD is promoting from within for its next athletic director. On Tuesday, the school district announced Cristie Liles – the current LISD associate athletic director – will take over for Ford, effective January 2022. “I am incredibly...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Fort Worth school district’s ever-changing mask requirements leave students confused

Last week, Omar Marquez broke a piece of news to his students. Starting Monday, he told them, there will be a new rule requiring everyone at school to wear masks. Marquez, a sixth grade science teacher at Applied Learning Academy in Fort Worth, wasn’t sure how the kids would react. But to his surprise, none of them complained. A few even broke into cheers.
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas Teachers Recognized for Dedication to Education

Teaching can be challenging on the best of days, and there were new challenges, in the worst of years. The Cotton Bowl Foundation and College Football Playoff Foundation recognized two North Texas teachers Tuesday for their dedication to education, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. "It took everything out of me...