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UNT's Ignite Chapter promising to young women in politics By Anna Orr for North Texas Daily February 14, 2017 On Jan. 21, people gathered in cities across the globe to participate in the Women’s March and demonstrate their willingness to take political action. The march encouraged women of all ages to stand...

Beginning Jan. 16, new channel will offer curriculum-based children’s programs all day, every day DALLAS/FORT WORTH – KERA, North Texas’ most trusted source of educational children’s programs, announces the launch of a new television channel offering kids’ shows 24 hours a day, seven days a week. KERA Kids 24/7 will...

To hear philanthropist Cecilia Guthrie Boone tell it, she was primed early to work on gender equality and women's health issues. While Boone was a toddler in Kentucky, her mother, Marie Keene Guthrie, was widowed and had to make her own way with three small children. Years later, she recalled...

Fewer behavior issues, more students showing up for class, better grades – these are just a few of the early results teachers have shared while being a part of the Parent Teacher Home Visit (PTHV) project. PTHV gives teachers the chance to meet with students and their parents in the...

by Annie Wiles September 29, 2016 Planned Parenthood came to Dallas in 1935 covertly, hidden inside a Ripley’s shirt box. Shirting empress Katherine Ripley would send empty boxes to New York, and when they came back filled with diaphragms, condoms, and informative pamphlets, she would distribute them to women in...

Border Crossers is excited to announce the official launch of our new site in Dallas- Fort Worth, Texas. Over the last two years, we have trained over five hundred educators in the region to build classrooms and schools grounded in racial justice, thanks to our funders at the Boone...

By CECILIA BOONE Published: 27 June 2016 12:48 PM Updated: 27 June 2016 03:17 PM My husband, my children, some of my friends and I are exchanging texts as fast as our fingers will fly. It's a victory: a victory for women in Texas. Of course I mean the Supreme Court decision...

by Diane Smith, Star-Telegram   FORT WORTH   The numbers are an urgent call to action. One-third of Hispanic and black children live in poverty in Tarrant County, according to a state report released Wednesday. The State of Texas Children: Race and Equity in Fort Worth also says that 26 percent of children in...

April 29, 2016 May 2, 2016 / gsnetx blog We are honored to introduce The Boone Family Foundation Courtyard at the STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars, dedicated to three Texas Trailblazers: Vivian Castleberry, Louise Raggio and Virginia Whitehill. Vivian Castleberry Vivian Anderson Castleberry is the founder of Peacemakers Incorporated....

Study: Over 30% of black and Hispanic students in high-poverty schools  By Melissa B. Taboada - American-Statesman Staff Posted: 12:02 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Hispanic students in Texas are seven times more likely than white students to be enrolled in high-poverty schools, which often have fewer tenured and effective teachers, according...