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Deadline for NAACP Scholarships Is Approaching

If you’re a minority student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree and in need of some financial help, the NAACP has you covered with 10 scholarships currently available — but you need to act fast. The deadline to apply for the NAACP scholarships is 5 p.m. Friday, June 18. To apply, you must be a […]

How The Poor People’s Campaign is Fighting for Economic Change in Texas

It started in 1968 when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was fighting for civil rights. He and others saw the need for a “revolution of values” in America. So, they created a movement to help unite poor communities across the U.S. That movement was and is called the Poor People’s Campaign. And while MLK […]

Collin County June 5 Runoff Election Results: Plano, Allen, Frisco

This weekend, multiple city council races in Plano, Allen and Frisco held runoff elections following the May 1 election. And some were especially contested. While the McKinney City Council District 1 seat was supposed to go to a runoff election between Justin Beller and Stan Penn, Penn withdrew from the race because of the constant […]

Plano Education Advocate Is a Local Force in School Finance Reform

Collin County is a decent starting place for people interested in recent history of school funding in Texas. It has a booming real estate market, mounting corporate re-locations, and a population growth that never misses a news cycle. It’s also home to Missy Bender, a Plano education advocate whom many consider a local force in […]

How to Survive a Mass Shooting: What You Need to Know

The Bryan, Texas, cabinet worker prayed to God that she would make it through the mass shooter’s rage. She had gone to work that early April morning, as she did every morning, expecting another day of putting together cabinets on the assembly line — and certainly not one where she’d be hiding from a 27-year-old […]

Should Collin County Parents Get Their Kids Vaccinated?

On May 10, the FDA expanded emergency-use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to include those 12-15 years old. But Texas parents haven’t been rushing to get their kids vaccinated. Many fear the vaccine and its effects. They worry that the vaccine will cause permanent damage to their children.  To address these concerns, Children’s Health held […]

Perot Museum Brings Interactive Virtual Learning to Classrooms with New STEM Series

Last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools and museums to close, the Perot Museum’s educators spent the summer in focus groups with 30 school district representatives. They wanted to figure out how best to help children struggling with virtual learning. They found that a virtual program “featuring STEM workforce development” was something all schools […]

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