Dallas Zoo to open preschool in August

DALLAS – Instead of dropping your kids off at school, how about dropping them off at the zoo?! Well, soon enough, that will be a thing because the Dallas Zoo is planning to open a preschool. Wild Earth Preschool will open this August at the zoo. It’s a full day, licensed child care center and nature preschool for kids ages 3-5 years-old. Children in the program will engage in daily nature play and education along with, of course, visits to see the […]

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Fort Worth ISD trustees approve pay raise for workers

FORT WORTH – Employees working in the Fort Worth ISD will be getting a pay raise. Tuesday night, the FWISD Board of Trustees voted 6-3 in favor of a $792.9 budget, which included a 2% pay raise for workers in the district. The new budge will be affecting new teachers hired by the district. They will get a $1,000 salary increase, bringing their starting pay up to $53,000 a year. Fort Worth has been promoting big paychecks for teachers, using a […]

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Major league team may sign top pitching prospect convicted of molesting 6-year-old

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore is thinking about signing a college pitcher some say is one of the best. However, Luke Heimlich’s past has thrown interested Major League teams a curveball. Heimlich is poised to help Oregon State University as it opens championship play at the College World Series on Monday. It has been widely reported the ace pitcher is also a convicted sex offender. Given his pitching pedigree, under normal circumstances he would […]

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Teacher’s final request: Backpacks full of school supplies for needy students at her funeral

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. – An elementary school teacher in Georgia made one final request before she died earlier this month of cancer: Instead of flowers, she wanted school supplies for needy students. My cousin’s final request at her funeral was Backpacks full of supplies for needy students instead of flowers. A teacher to the end. @TeachersNet @edutopia @EdWeekTeacher pic.twitter.com/eGig25tYwH — Dr. Brad Johnson (@DrBradJohnson) June 19, 2018 Photos posted to social media show backpacks lining the aisles at her funeral […]

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Mother charged after son misses too much school

ST. CHARLES, Mo. – A Missouri mother faces legal action for all the days of school her son has reportedly missed. Prosecutors have charged the woman, Jessica Pence-Nicholson, with educational neglect, according to KTVI. Court documents show her 9-year-old son had a pattern of poor attendance – only showing up to Stephen Blackhurst Elementary School about 50 percent of the time between August and December of 2017. “They have missed a lot, yes,” Pence-Nicholson admitted. “I don’t know how to explain […]

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Arlington police make arrest in kidnapping, rape of UTA student

ARLINGTON – Arlington police have made an arrest after searching for a man they say kidnapped then sexually assaulted a UTA student at gunpoint Wednesday morning. Police say 20-year-old Joel Mambe was arrested early Thursday morning at a private residence in Fort Worth. The victim’s personal property, along with the gun, were found at the home. Mambe allegedly forced the student to get in the car and drive to a bank to withdraw money from her account; he then made her drive to […]

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Children’s book discusses police shooting of an unarmed black man

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Conversations with children about racial injustice can be a difficult topic to tackle, but a new book written by several psychologists in Northern California could make it easier, according to KTXL. Doctors Ann Hazzard and Marietta Collins stood in front of about two dozen kids aged 5 to 8 years old Tuesday at Freedom Schools at John Stills Middle School in Sacramento. “What this book illustrates is the importance of open conversation between black people and white people […]

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