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Celebrating Three Years at the Dallas Education Foundation

DALLAS – June 29, 2022 – In celebration of nearly three years of steadily supporting Dallas ISD by investing in innovative programming to help close achievement gaps and propel our students forward, the Dallas Education Foundation is thrilled to announce: A fresh, streamlined look, including Our updated website at https://DallasEdFound.org A simplified social media presence where you can follow us

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Dallas Education Foundation rewards students for showing off coding skills

Previous Next DALLAS – May 24, 2022 – Dallas ISD’s 2022 Stem Expo Coding Competition, “Virtually Making A Difference,” was a huge success, with a total of 65 entries through which students had the opportunity to showcase their coding skills. Projects answered the question, “How does your program make a difference in society?” The Dallas Education

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Texas Instruments Awards Innovations Grants to 14 Secondary STEM Teachers

Previous Next DALLAS – May 23, 2022 – Fourteen outstanding Dallas ISD teachers were recognized May 17 with Texas Instruments’ Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards. The Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation gave the $140,000 grant to the Dallas Education Foundation (DEF), which then provided the award to the teachers. Each honoree receives $10,000, of which $5,000 is

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Dallas ISD CTE students compete in the Hilltop Entrepreneurship Challenge

Previous Next DALLAS – April 22, 2022 – Dallas ISD’s Career and Technical Education Department recently hosted the “Hilltop Entrepreneurship Challenge.” The in-person competition for Dallas ISD Career Institute Entrepreneurship students was held March 31 at the Price Career Institute South. More than 40 volunteers assisted with the presentations of over 150 student businesses. This event was a

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The Dallas Education Foundation unveils Benjamin Franklin IEA’s new library

DALLAS – March 1, 2022 – On October 20th, 2019, a series of tornadoes severely impacted 10 Dallas ISD campuses. Cary Middle School was a total loss and half of the Cary students were reassigned to Benjamin Franklin International Exploratory Academy. The community rallied around the middle school and was asking what could be done

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Laura Bush Foundation donation to the Dallas Education Foundation helps Medrano Jr. High students

Last November, thanks to the generosity of the Laura Bush Foundation (LBF), the Dallas Education Foundation (DEF) was awarded $500,000 for the direct benefit of Dallas ISD to rebuild library collections of schools affected by the October 2019 Dallas-area tornadoes. These grants are being used to expand, update, and diversify the library book collections at Thomas Jefferson High School,

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Mike and Micki Rawlings Named Honorary Co-Chairs of the Dallas Education Foundation’s Heart of Teaching Campaign

Mike Rawlings, former Dallas mayor, and Micki Rawlings have been named the honorary chairs of the Dallas Education Foundation’s 2021 annual campaign – “The Heart of Teaching.” The Dallas Education Foundation is the direct, non-profit philanthropic partner of Dallas ISD with a mission of inspiring community investment to accelerate student success. The campaign theme —

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Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis and Whataburger present $10,000 check to Dallas Education Foundation to provide food for families

The Dallas Mavericks and Kristaps Porzingis, in partnership with Whataburger, hosted a #KrisStops Campaign Celebration on July 13 that included a $10,000 donation to the Dallas Education Foundation, the nonprofit, philanthropic arm of Dallas ISD. Dallas Mavericks representatives presented a $10,000 check to the Dallas Education Foundation and four other local organizations dedicated to fighting childhood hunger

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