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What Does The Superintendent Turnover In Dallas Mean For Kids?

On Tuesdays for the next several weeks, we’re looking into the remarkable number of help-wanted ads for school superintendents across the country, from Los Angeles to Newark to Fort Worth. Today we dig into the checkered history of the top job in Dallas. With Mike Miles’ departure last month, the district is looking for its eighth permanent leader in two decades. How has that turnover shaped a struggling district that’s the second largest in the state?
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Remaking Foster Care

Learn about Texas' efforts to redesign the foster care system.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says his office has obtained a video of Planned Parenthood officials talking about fetal tissue donation. 

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Dallas Zoo staffers and fans are mourning, after a 3-month-old giraffe died in a freak accident.

The giraffe, named Kipenzi, was frolicking around her habitat Tuesday when she turned the wrong way and ran into a wall. She broke her neck and died almost instantly.

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Carbon nanotubes are a kind of material that might be used for everything from reinforcing muscles to conducting electricity. A new variant of the substance created at the University of Texas at Dallas could unlock a future of bendable technology. Ray Baughman runs the NanoTech Institute at UT Dallas

  Owners of deer breeding ranches throughout the Hill Country are now worried about how the disease may affect their $2 billion industry.

  Near Junction, a two-hour drive northwest of San Antonio is the Perfect 10 Whitetail Deer Ranch.  It’s a high-fenced facility that uses genetics to breed big bucks with giant antlers.  They’re sold to the hunting business for up to $30,000 a deer

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Kipenzi, the giraffe calf whose live birth on Animal Planet made her a star, died last night.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom: Texas is home to three of the bottom five cities in terms of credit card debt, according to a recent study. Our "One Crisis Away" initiative takes a look at the numbers.

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Too much credit card debt is sometimes enough to push people over the financial edge.

According to a new survey, three of the five worst big cities for credit card debt are right here in Texas.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says cilantro imported from Puebla, Mexico is likely the cause for hundreds of cases of cyclosporiasis in the last two years.

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The top local stories this morning from the KERA Newsroom: One North Texas city hit hard by the drought is ending its wastewater recycling program.

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A North Texas city has stopped using treated toilet water to supplement its water supply after a catastrophic drought was followed by heavy springtime rains.

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American Graduate: Homeless In High School

For many teens, high school is tough enough. For about 110,000 homeless students who attend Texas public schools, it's even tougher.

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Here Are 39 Things You Should Do In Texas Before You Die

Texas Independence Day is March 2. (On that day, back in 1836, the Texas Declaration of Independence was adopted at Washington-on-the-Brazos.) So, to celebrate, the KERA News staff figured we’d come up with a list of quintessential Texas experiences – a bucket list of things you should do in the Lone Star state before you kick the bucket. Pack your bags, fuel up your car, and come take a tour with us across the state …
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Remembering The Vietnam War

Hear from North Texans who fought, the families left behind, and the legacies they've created at home.

Growing Up After Cancer

The journey of one North Texas boy and his family

One Crisis Away: Inside A Neighborhood

The cost of living poor can be high. Residents of Jubilee Park face challenges every day -- challenges that the neighborhood is working to solve.

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