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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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Jul 17, 2014
Dallas Urban Debate welcomes Adam Powell!

The Dallas Urban Debate Alliance welcomes Adam Powell as its new Executive Director. With over ten years of experience in education, Adam brings a broad array of skills including fundraising, evaluation, marketing, and program design and implementation.

Jul 04, 2014
Nationally syndicated economist touts benefits of debate

In my final entry, I am so happy to direct you to this national article touting the benefits of debate for students.  Amity Shlaes, a Dallas Urban Debate supporter, shared her experience with debate at the joint event of the Bush Presidential Center and Dallas Urban Debate.

Jun 25, 2014
2014 Summer Residential Camp a huge success!

Thanks to the support of the Orix Foundation, the Dallas Bar Foundation, and Carrington Coleman, more than 60 Dallas ISD students participated in a free week-long debate camp at the University of North Texas. Our expert teaching included award winning Dallas Urban Debate coaches Mike Gee (Sunset), Leslie Nfodjo (Medrano), and Mary Gregg (SEM).

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.

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