Heritage Financial Group is a family-run, black owned financial services firm on a mission to serve as a trusted resource for educators and their families, especially during these unpredictable time. We recently sat down with founder Wes Harsley to learn more about HFG and the important work they’re doing for the educational industry. Tell us […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions). Follow The Beat On Twitter: A nasty North Mesquite High School teacher was recently arrested for soliciting sex from a minor (a boy) using the GRINDR app (a platform frequented by those who identify as LGBTQ). Turns out this […]

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions). Follow The Beat On Twitter: It’s sad that after all the arrests and people that have been sent to prison, that teachers are still being inappropriate with their students. The latest arrest is of the former Coppell ISD […]

Julie Jenkin Brewer, 45, a teacher at a middle school in the Coppell Independent School District was arrested at her school Monday and is under investigation for online solicitation of a minor including text and social media messages. Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign Up For Our Newsletter!  The Latest:

Text DFW to 24042 to join 97.9 The Beat’s mobile club for exclusive news (Terms & Conditions). Follow The Beat On Twitter: A video surfaced recently of a fight in the classroom at Skyline High School of a student and a teacher. No word has been given about how the fight started, but from viewing the video, it appears […]

Follow The Beat On Twitter: Former Mesquite ISD teacher’s aide, Jessica Benton, just got 60 years in prison for sexually abusing an 11 year old student, who went to a different school. The case was a success in part due to another student’s testimony and then Jessica confessing to the crimes she committed. She has no […]


A Texas City mother, Tiffany Elfstrom “accidentally” received text messages about her 13-year old son who has been diagnosed with autism, ADHD and bipolar disorder from his TEACHER. “This little MF’er is crying like a baby for mommy because he wants to go home,” the first message said. “OMG, OMG I just want to OMGGGG […]

A teacher from a Dallas suburb says she had to quit her job because of rude parents, bad kids and poor pay!  She posted pics from her classroom and her explanation that she posted on Facebook below!  A lot of people were commenting in response to her Facebook post which has gone viral and a […]

You know it’s back-to-school time when the school-friendly remixes start popping up. This one has to be one of my favs so far though. A father-daughter duo who spit their own lyrics about good grades, college prep and good teaching over Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj’s smash ‘Rake it Up.’ Check it out and try […]

The Latest Music, Celebrities and Interviews: A teacher at Lithia Springs High School in Lithia Springs, GA shot himself Thursday morning while in his classroom. According to police, the teacher was alone in his classroom around 7:15 when shots were fired. No students were injured during the shooting, but classes have been cancelled for the day as […]

Ellen DeGeneres’ Friday episode (Feb 17) has Ellen bringing back Michael Bonner, the North Carolina second-grade teacher who created the viral educational “Read It” videos starring his students. The rap videos promote the importance of reading and learning but with a fun twist. This time rap celebrities like Big Sean, Migos and Ty Dolla $ign […]