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Dallas Urban Debate is committed to providing every Dallas ISD student the opportunity to participate in rigorous academic policy debate.  Every student deserves the chance to become an articulate and informed leader in his or her school and community. 

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Jun 17, 2014
Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for ways to volunteer with Dallas Urban Debate? Our programming runs during the school year. Sign up now for information on volunteer opportunities starting in August of 2014! Sign up here.

May 28, 2014
Dallas Urban Debate releases first comprehensive set of ocean topic Core Files!

With the assistance of the MoneyGram Foundation, the Dallas Urban Debate Alliance is leading the national topic preparation process with the first complete set of academic research and curriculum about the ocean topic in the country.  Produced in cooperation with the Boston Debate League and the Minnesota Debate League, these nationally-adopted resources will have comprehensive curriculum support and files written in English, Spanish, and Somali.

May 17, 2014
Hear from Dallas Urban Debate students!

Check out these short videos of Dallas Urban Debate students from our 2014 Awards Gala explaining the impact of your investment.   Karmenly Alegria, Palacios 4 Year Senior, Urban Debate National Tournament Qualifier, WT White '14, UT-San Antonio '18 Chris Armstrong, National Urban Debater of the Year Runner-up, Samuell '14, Univ of Central Oklahoma '18 Barrett Blaker, Palacios 4 Year Senior, Dallas City Champion, Urban Debate National Tournament Qualifier, Woodrow Wilson '14, UT-Austin '18 Abigail Garcia, National Urban Debater of the Year finalist, Sunset '14, Our Lady of the Lake '18 Ricardo Huerta, Palacios 4 Year Senior, UNT Emerald Eagle Scholarship winner, Moises E Molina '14, UNT '18 Janet Martinez, Palacios 4 Year Senior, Moises E.

May 16, 2014
Administrator of the year is Garza's Dr. Lombardi

Our Administrator of the year is someone who has made our rapid growth possible and supported our programming. She supports us by posting on facebook, by speaking to donors, and by making her school’s team the very best it can be.

May 11, 2014
Bryan Adams wins High School Spotlight Program

Bryan Adams coached by Mary Ackert is our 2014 High School Spotlight program because it demonstrates the community ethic we hope all of our students have. Their team members are the first to walk up and greet new schools.

May 10, 2014
Medrano wins Middle School Spotlight

Medrano, this year's Middle School Spotlight program, shows the kind of growth that Dallas Urban Debate is nationally recognized for. Despite being a brand new school, they are one of our fastest growing middle schools.

May 09, 2014
Congratulations to our 2013-14 Top Schools

At each tournament, schools are awarded points based on the number of entries, number of wins, and number of judges provided by the school. Overall Sweepstakes Awards are based on contributions over all tournaments held throughout the year.

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