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UNT Dallas Ranked Best College in North Texas

The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) received the highest rating of all North Texas colleges and universities surveyed in the latest Money Magazine annual “Best Colleges in America” report. UNT Dallas is the only college or university in the DFW region to receive a 4.5 (out of 5) score and one of just six statewide. Only...

Prayers Up for Family of Frisco ISD Student Landon Bourque
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Prayers Up for Family of Frisco ISD Student Landon Bourque

A 15-year-old Texas boy was hit and killed by a car while riding his bike on the first day of school. Landon Bourque was on his way to class and crossing an intersection in the Dallas suburb of McKinney on Wednesday when a driver hit him around 5:30 a.m., the McKinney Police Department said in a...

10 Ways to Ensure Student Safety as They Head Back to School
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10 Ways to Ensure Student Safety as They Head Back to School

Summer’s over and schools are back in session. As students across Collin County return to school, the safety and well-being of our young learners and teenagers is a priority for parents, educators, and the community at large. With the world continually evolving, it’s more important than ever to establish effective safety protocols and measures. Here...

The Hurley Administration Building on the campus of the University of North Texas in Denton. Photo by Michael Barera.
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University of North Texas Announces Dissolvement of DEI Office

Since the passage of SB 17, UNT is the first Texas university to publicly announce the closure of their DEI offices. In the wake of the Texas Legislature passing a ban on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) offices and pressure from elected state officials, many universities have had to grapple with shuttering the doors of...

Dallas considers clear backpack mandate for school safety
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Dallas, Mesquite ISD Get New Security Rule: Clear Backpacks

When Mesquite ISD announced that all students would be required to carry clear backpacks and clear lunch bags to school this year, mom Elizabeth Rodriguez-Ross wasn’t happy.  “I didn’t like it because we didn’t have any input as a parent,” said Rodriguez-Ross. “I also thought it was going to be another financial hardship that I...

Biotechnology Boot Camp Includes Paid Tuition for Students Seeking Lab Technician Certificate
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Biotechnology Boot Camp Includes Paid Tuition for Students Seeking Lab Technician Certificate

Collin College has introduced a Biotechnology Boot Camp with paid tuition to prepare people for entry-level biotechnology jobs. Thanks to a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant focused on biotechnology, biomanufacturing, and bioinformatics, the three-course series includes paid tuition and additional funding for a credentialing exam. Individuals who register for the boot camp will attend...

Plano ISD Hosting 5th Annual Back to School Fair July 26
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Plano ISD Hosting 5th Annual Back to School Fair July 26

Plano ISD and the City of Plano are getting ready for back-to-school with the 5th Annual Back-to-School Fair. Whether the summer flew by for you or has dragged on as long as the 100+ degree weather, back-to-school is coming up quick. Plano ISD and the City of Plano are gearing up with a back-to-school fair tomorrow to help families...

Speed Limits McKinney
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McKinney School District to See Speed Decreases Soon

New reduced-speed zones at McKinney-area schools will be instituted in the coming school year, according to city documents. McKinney City Council members approved changes to new and existing school zones for the 2023-24 school year during their July 18 meeting. The updates include adding new school zones and crosswalks, as well as removing an existing...

Graham Glass
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Cypher Launches First AI-Powered Copilot for Educators

Plano-based CYPHER Learning has launched CYPHER Copilot, a new platform that empowers teachers and instructors to create comprehensive, engaging, and gamified courses and assessments more quickly. CYPHER Learning is a leading modern learning platform for businesses and academia. Since the courses and assessments are automatically aligned to specific competencies, everyone involved in the learning process...