Huffington Post
By Margaret Spellings
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

There are two inescapable realities facing American education: the growing diversity of the nation's students and the unrelenting demand for jobs that require employees to solve problems, innovate and adapt.

Dallas Morning News
By William McKenzie
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Jannet Barrera knew she had to keep going her freshman year. The once high-flying Sunset High School graduate couldn’t stop, even though she really wanted to leave Texas A&M University. The eyes of her family’s next generation were upon her. She couldn’t let them down.

Dallas Morning News
By Tom Benning
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Several in the group have been jailed as political prisoners. All have seen the corrosive effects of tyranny in personal ways. And all are now working on projects — some big, some small — they hope will transform their country.

Real Clear Politics
By Peter Berkowitz
Friday, July 25, 2014

The young men and women—a third of whom had been held as political prisoners—had traveled to Texas from halfway around the world as members of the inaugural class of the Liberty and Leadership Forum.

By Amy Eley
Monday, July 21, 2014

A new exhibit at The George W. Bush Presidential Center features the designs of one of fashion's most acclaimed designers — Oscar de la Renta. The display features 60 original pieces, including gowns worn by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager.

Associated Press
By Jamie Stengle
Friday, July 18, 2014

The ensembles are among more than 60 featured in a new retrospective of de la Renta's career that opens Saturday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas. "Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style," runs through Oct. 5.

By Doualy Xaykaothao
Friday, July 18, 2014

Doualy Xaykaothao meets some visitors from Southeast Asia at The George W. Bush Presidential Center - some of whom are political prisoners turned activists.

Dallas Morning News
By Christina Geyer
Friday, July 18, 2014

Memories and attention to de la Renta’s place in fashion history are common themes throughout the show. A strong message is that all of the clothes, though displayed today as works of art, were once lived in and worn by their owners, from first ladies to celebrities to socialites.

Town and Country Magazine
By Sarah Bray
Friday, July 18, 2014

Laura Bush knows that a fail-proof way to look breathtakingly elegant is to wear Oscar de la Renta. Over the past 50 years, First Ladies and legions of sophisticated and stylish women have turned to the fashion designer's genius for life's monumental moments.

By William McKenzie
Friday, July 18, 2014

Grier remains a reformer five years into his leadership of the Houston Independent School District (HISD), Texas’s largest district. Before taking this post, he had been a principal or superintendent for most of three decades.