Tribpedia: Top 10 Percent Rule

The Top 10 Percent Rule is a provision that allowed for all Texas high school students who finished in the top 10 percent of their graduating class to be guaranteed admission at any public university in the state.

The intent of the rule was to promote ethnic diversity at Texas colleges and universities. The rule was changed in 2009 to ...

East Dallas High School Plants, Nurtures College Dreams

Coach Krystal Morrow works at her desk at Bryan Adams High School in Dallas, Texas.
Coach Krystal Morrow works at her desk at Bryan Adams High School in Dallas, Texas.

On the first day of a new school year, Bryan Adams High School teacher Krystal Morrow greeted the next crop of students she will try to help overcome the financial and confidence hurdles that keep many of the school's students from attending college. A follow-up to the Tribune's Price of Admission series.

Court Hears Case Involving UT Admissions Policy

A panel of federal judges will hear arguments today for and against the University of Texas at Austin’s race-based admissions system, which the school has used for decades as part of what its "holistic" admissions program. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports.

Affirmative Action Suit Challenges UT Admission Policy

A court case involving two University of Texas applicants who believe they were denied admission because they're white threatens to reinvigorate an ideological skirmish that peaked in the late 1990s. The first lawsuit of its kind brought against a university since a pair of landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions in 2003, Fisher v. Texas has observers everywhere wondering if the state's troubled history with race-based admissions makes it the ideal incubator for the next round of affirmative action battles.