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Education

Working students benefit from virtual classrooms

Working students benefit from virtual classroomsAt age 17, Blake Novacek is already on a promising career track. So he's using his laptop to go to high school.
  • Education
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Education

Longhorn football legend promotes college education

Longhorn football legend promotes college educationUT football legend Vince Young urges high school students in low-income areas to make college an option
  • Education
  • 3 weeks ago
Dallas County

DISD investigator alleges problems with some employee background checks

DISD investigator alleges problems with some employee background checksA top internal investigator with the Dallas Independent School District has filed a complaint with the state alleging that "several hundred" school district employees were hired without having their criminal history properly reviewed.
  • Dallas County
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Trooper: 12 kids hurt in Waxahachie ISD bus accident

Trooper: 12 kids hurt in Waxahachie ISD bus accidentA trooper at the scene reported 12 children were injured.
  • Local
  • 4 weeks ago
Education

After-school traffic snarls Dallas neighborhood

After-school traffic snarls Dallas neighborhoodAround DISD's Mata Elementary, it's wise to pack more than just lunch. You're advised to pack your patience, too.
  • Education
  • 1 month ago
Dallas County

Paralyzed quarterback gets a van, ability to leave home

Paralyzed quarterback gets a van, ability to leave homeDiondre Preston, paralyzed from a spinal cord injury, hadn't been out of his house in more than a year until now.
  • Dallas County
  • 1 month ago
Education

Texas school funding still unconstitutional

Texas school funding still unconstitutionalA judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Thursday.
  • Education
  • 1 month ago
Local

Prayer protest held over Midlothian school plaques

Prayer protest held over Midlothian school plaquesReligious plaques mounted outside two Midlothian schools were the reason for a prayer protest Thursday morning.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Local

Prayer protest held in Midlothian over school plaque

Prayer protest held in Midlothian over school plaqueA sign outside a Midlothian school is stirring up controversy.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Education

Preacher's student jobs program faces legal action

Preacher's student jobs program faces legal action"We thought we had an agreement," the Reverend Kyev Tatum said Wednesday. "The students thought we had an agreement."
  • Education
  • 1 month ago
Education

Teachers crowdfunding to supplement tight budgets

Teachers crowdfunding to supplement tight budgetsChloe LaFrance, the principal at Uplift Luna Preparatory, said teachers raised a combined $15,000 using DonorsChoose.com
  • Education
  • 1 month ago
Tarrant County

Arlington ISD teacher arrested for public intoxication

Arlington ISD teacher arrested for public intoxicationOfficers arrested Arlington ISD teacher Megan Updegraff on campus Friday for public intoxication.
  • Tarrant County
  • 1 month ago
Tarrant County

Arlington ISD teacher arrested for public intoxication

Arlington ISD teacher arrested for public intoxicationOfficers arrested Megan Updegraff on the West Elementary School campus.
  • Tarrant County
  • 1 month ago
Education

Prime Prep Academy opens in the face of looming closure

Prime Prep Academy opens in the face of looming closureNot only is the school's charter being revoked, its new Fort Worth location has not been cleared for operation.
  • Education
  • 1 month ago
Education

Officials: New lawsuit, new location won't deter Prime Prep Academy

Officials: New lawsuit, new location won't deter Prime Prep AcademyIt may be running out of money and headed for closure, but that's not stopping Deion Sanders' Prime Prep Academy from opening its doors for the start of school on Monday.
  • Education
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News 8 Investigates

Lawyer: Dallas ISD coach firings could be overturned

Lawyer: Dallas ISD coach firings could be overturnedFifteen DISD coaches and administrators were fired this summer over an alleged improper recruiting scandal. But could those terminations be overturned? It's a question being raised by the attorney for the investigator at the center of the scandal.
  • News 8 Investigates
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
News

Bookworms Book Drive: Shelly Slater, mom talk reading tips

Bookworms Book Drive: Shelly Slater, mom talk reading tipsWFAA's Shelly Slater talks about the Bookworms Book Drive and then talks with her mother, who shares reading tips.
  • News
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Tech

Students turn to crowdfunding to pay for college

Students turn to crowdfunding to pay for collegeBut wait a minute, remember that old saying, it takes a village? Well, that is the idea behind crowdfunding for a cause, and high school students are using it like crazy to raise money for college tuition.
  • Tech
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Education

Summer Bookworms: How Vogel Alcove serves as an oasis for families

Summer Bookworms: How Vogel Alcove serves as an oasis for familiesWe thank Vogel Alcove for allowing Shelly's Summer Bookworms to hold a book fair on their location. But what is it? Call it an oasis for homeless children.
  • Education
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Education

Denton ISD ready to begin new grading system for secondary students

Denton ISD ready to begin new grading system for secondary studentsLate or missing work will no longer immediately earn zeros or incompletes, as long as the work is eventually completed -- and it’s expected to be. Students can also retake tests, with only the highest grade recorded.
  • Education
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Back To School

VIDEO Last-minute back-to-school buys you may not have thought of

VIDEO Last-minute back-to-school buys you may not have thought ofLifestyle expert Suzie Chase Brown joined News 8 Daybreak on Saturday with some new ideas for back-to-school shopping - from kinder to college!
  • Back To School
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Education

Grant program turns veterans into firefighters

Grant program turns veterans into firefightersDustin Cain is one of 22 veterans graduating from TCC's Fire Service Training Center thanks to a grant and a special program called College Credit For Heroes.
  • Education
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Back To School

News 8 Back-To-School Memories: John McCaa

News 8 Back-To-School Memories: John McCaaWith the first day of school quickly approaching for most students in North Texas, we've asked our staff to share some of their best back-to-school stories and memories!
  • Back To School
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Back To School

News 8 Back-To-School Memories: Jobin Panicker

News 8 Back-To-School Memories: Jobin PanickerWith the first day of school quickly approaching for most students in North Texas, we've asked our staff to share some of their best back-to-school stories and memories!
  • Back To School
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Back To School

News 8 Back-To-School Memories: Jenny Doren

News 8 Back-To-School Memories: Jenny DorenWith the first day of school quickly approaching for most students in North Texas, we've asked our staff to share some of their best back-to-school stories and memories!
  • Back To School
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Education

Richardson ISD rushing to finish school upgrades before opening bell

Richardson ISD rushing to finish school upgrades before opening bellThe district says this is its busiest summer construction frenzy in decades, with upgrades to two-thirds of its 55 campuses.
  • Education
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Back To School

Back-To-School Project: DIY chalkboard magnets

Back-To-School Project: DIY chalkboard magnetsIf your kids are anything like mine, you may find yourself needing more refrigerator space as the kids head back to school. Children love to show off their schoolwork and I found a fun way to display their pieces.
  • Back To School
  • 1 month, 1 week ago