May 26, 2020

May 25, 2020 Many districts are actively talking about how to restart school. But in the age of social distancing, what might that look like? In school? Online? Something in the middle? After running down the leads, I think I’ve got a pretty good idea. Class size Kent Scribner is the superintendent of Fort Worth […]

May 26, 2020 Some say that if you want to know the health of a people you study the mind of its children. I don’t know about all that, but I do this: If we’re looking for good strategies for getting through this #WFH adventure, looking to kids – our own and others’ – isn’t […]

May 26, 2020 Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit hospital system in Texas, will lay off roughly 1,200 employees, or almost 3% of its workforce, due to fallout from the coronavirus. Baylor said it would also furlough an unspecified number of workers, leave open positions unfilled and cut the pay of about 300 […]

May 25, 2020 The official end of school for Dallas ISD students is Wednesday, but nearly all at-home distance learning wrapped up last week. District leaders have come up with a new setup to help encourage reading during the summer. Students will be receiving five books in the mail to help them with access to […]

May 26, 2020 Before the novel coronavirus pandemic forced America’s restaurants to a halt in March, Washington D.C.-based chef Erik Bruner-Yang had a lot going for him. In addition to a growing family and four successful restaurants, he was the 2015 James Beard nominee for Rising Star Chef, an award that goes to “a chef […]

May 22, 2020 North Texas manufacturers took a devastating hit from COVID-19 in April, the first full month of what is expected to be a protracted downturn for the industry. The manufacturing industry in Dallas-Fort Worth employed 277,600 people in April – 10,500 fewer than one month earlier, according to data from the U.S. Bureau […]

May 24, 2020 Texas bars, bowling alleys and other businesses were able to reopen Friday – the start of Memorial Day weekend – as long as they limited the number of customers to 25% of their allowed occupancy. And restaurants were able to start operating at 50% capacity. The reopenings are part of Gov. Greg […]

May 25, 2020 Dallas County reported 171 more cases of the coronavirus Monday, continuing a trend from last week of lower case numbers. The county also reported no new deaths from the virus Monday, which County Judge Clay Jenkins said he considered a Memorial Day “present.” It was the first day the county didn’t report […]

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020 On Wednesday, May 20, The Dallas Morning News science writer Anna Kuchment spoke with two medical experts about the coronavirus and what North Texans need to know as the state reopens. The experts were Dr. Mamta Jain, professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, who oversees COVID-19 clinical trials; and […]

May 22, 2020 Texas’ jobless rate rose to 12.8% in April painting a clearer picture of the effect statewide lockdowns have had on the state’s economy, according to a release from the Texas Workforce Commission. The 12.8% unemployment rate is a considerable increase from the 4.7% Texas saw in March when economists warned job losses […]