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Michael Sorrell

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Poverty may be playing a bigger role than ever in education. That’s according to education leaders and thinkers who gathered in Dallas on Monday for an all-day session on schools and the economy.

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A new environmental charter school is located on the campus of Paul Quinn College in southern Dallas. Officials say the partnership between a public elementary school and private college is a first in Texas.

Dianna Douglas

Students at Paul Quinn College are about to be put to work. The historically black college in South Dallas is being reborn as a “work college,” where everyone who lives on campus works for the school in some form or another.

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This Black History month, we're looking at artists, educators and leaders in North Texas who face challenges in their communities -- and the world outside them -- by creating something new. As a part of KERA Voices: Making Black History, they share stories of their work and lives.