A study by the Meadows Foundation and Children At Risk finds that high-quality, full-day pre-kindergarten helps more youngsters read at grade level. Low-income students in the study performed better in third-grade reading tests when they had a strong pre-kindergarten foundation.
Mural painting is the first phase of a Blue Zones Project that will help bring more healthy food items to store shelves at Ramey Market. Fort Worth’s Stop Six neighborhood is described as a food desert for residents. The project improves the neighborhood by promoting healthy living.
A class of drugs that suppresses the body’s tendency to attack itself — rejecting transplanted organs, for example — also can come with powerful, even life-threatening side effects. UTA biochemists have found a mechanism that can switch off a protein to suppress the body’s immune response.
A Trump administration may put wind in the sails of Texas lawmakers pushing for "school choice," allowing parents to use taxpayer money to send their children to charter, private and religious schools.
Dads of Dunbar will deliver turkeys while promoting parental involvement and academic success on Saturday morning. The turkey delivery/community walk is part of an ongoing effort to engage people in the Dunbar High School community.
The grant is part of a $3.6 million effort by the American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation’s Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative to accelerate and expand the adoption and implementation of 100 percent smoke-and-tobacco-free campus policies.
A gap often exists between disadvantaged and minority students and the kind of challenging courses that provide a clear pathway to higher education. Now the Arlington district’s efforts and planning to bridge that access gap for promising students is getting national recognition.
UTA was cited for its comprehensive programs and academic offerings for veterans and their families, who number more than 3,000 at the university. It’s the second consecutive year UTA has earned the top spot among Texas schools in the national ranking by Military Times.
Three North Texas bands make it to the final round of the UIL Class 4A marching band competition on Monday in San Antonio. Argyle, Kennedale and Springtown high schools were among local marching bands competing for the state title. Argyle, which won the state title in 2014, placed second.
Castleberry, Kennedale, Argle and Springtown high schools will compete in the 4A UIL state marching band contest. L.D. Bell and Keller high schools will compete in the 6A UIL marching band competition. The contests will be held at San Antonio’s Alamodome Monday through Wednesday.
Some school in North Texas are holding mock elections as the last leg of the presidential race unfolds. While Clinton and Trump supporters make news for not being polite, students at Fort Worth’s All Saints Episcopal School learn to put aside differences to learn about the political process.
In her speech this week, McKinney Boyd High School valedictorian Larissa Martinez revealed something she has hidden from most of her classmates for years: She is an undocumented immigrant. The reaction to her speech has been swift and strong, both positive and negative. In an interview with WFAA, Martinez says she'd welcome the chance to meet with Donald Trump when he is in Dallas next week.
North Texas valedictorian reveals she's undocumented immigrant in speech
Arlington jewelry store hit by robbers
Police investigate possible kidnapping in north Fort Worth