Bill Zeeble http://keranews.org en What Led Up to John Wiley Price's Arrest Friday? Here's A Look http://keranews.org/post/what-led-john-wiley-prices-arrest-friday-heres-look <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dallas County’s longest serving, most controversial and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">only</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> African American Commissioner, John Wiley Price, was arrested and named in a 13-count indictment today alleging conspiracy, bribery, and fraud. Three co-defendants were also named. A three-year investigation led up to Friday’s arrest. What started it? Here’s a look.</span></p><p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:08:28 +0000 Bill Zeeble 53153 at http://keranews.org What Led Up to John Wiley Price's Arrest Friday? Here's A Look Earnings for American and Southwest Airlines Soar http://keranews.org/post/earnings-american-and-southwest-airlines-soar <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">American Airlines announced its most profitable quarter ever today, and its first dividend since 1980. Southwest also had a record quarter, and announced a </span>companywide<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> bonus. It’s a good time to be an airline based in North Texas.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:36:16 +0000 Bill Zeeble 53095 at http://keranews.org Earnings for American and Southwest Airlines Soar Dallas County To Exonerate Man Who Didn't Request DNA Testing http://keranews.org/post/dallas-county-exonerate-man-who-didnt-request-dna-testing <p class="Default"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;color:windowtext">Dallas County is set to exonerate another North Texan.</span></p><p class="Default"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 23px;">What makes this case different is that Michael Phillips didn’t request DNA testing or actively proclaim his innocence. That’s a first for Dallas County – or anywhere in the country, according to the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 23px;">Dallas County District Attorney’s office and</span><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 23px;"> the National Registry of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Exonerations</span><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 23px;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:55:52 +0000 Eric Aasen, Lauren Silverman & Bill Zeeble 53084 at http://keranews.org Dallas County To Exonerate Man Who Didn't Request DNA Testing Clock Is Ticking On Dallas School Home-Rule Charter For November Ballot http://keranews.org/post/clock-ticking-dallas-school-home-rule-charter-november-ballot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than a month ago, a committee was appointed to rewrite the Dallas school system’s charter under the controversial home-rule process. The panel has to finish that charter by mid-August to get it on the ballot this November. That seems unlikely -- and there could be consequences.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:39:36 +0000 Bill Zeeble 53034 at http://keranews.org Clock Is Ticking On Dallas School Home-Rule Charter For November Ballot Dallas School Board Extends Contract of Superintendent Mike Miles http://keranews.org/post/dallas-school-board-extends-contract-superintendent-mike-miles <p>Early this morning, the Dallas school board voted to extend the contract of Superintendent Mike Miles through July 1st, 2017. Miles won't get a raise but will now be allowed to consult.&nbsp; The closed session lasting nine hours may have set a Dallas school district record. It began a little past 5:30 p.m. Monday and trustees didn't emerge until almost 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. They then had an additional hour of open discussion.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:56:12 +0000 Bill Zeeble 52921 at http://keranews.org Dallas School Board Extends Contract of Superintendent Mike Miles Prime Prep's Chances of Beating Odds Not Good Says State http://keranews.org/post/prime-preps-chances-beating-odds-not-good-says-state <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and long for </span>Deion<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sanders’ Prime Prep charter schools, after the state moved this week to shut it down.&nbsp; Over the years,&nbsp;Prime Prep’s gotten bad press for public fights between co-founders, the possible illegal transfer of student athletes, and alleged governance violations. But&nbsp;what caused the TEA’s announcement is school </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">lunches.</em></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:59:29 +0000 Bill Zeeble 52684 at http://keranews.org Prime Prep's Chances of Beating Odds Not Good Says State Jerry Harris, "Class of 17," Lives Two Different Lives http://keranews.org/post/jerry-harris-class-17-lives-two-different-lives <p>Jerry Harris lives two different lives. His parents are divorced, and he spent the past school year with dad in Ardmore, Oklahoma. This summer, he’s with mom and sister in Coppell. We catch up with Jerry, a member of KERA’s Class of ’17.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:05:09 +0000 Bill Zeeble 52619 at http://keranews.org Jerry Harris, "Class of 17," Lives Two Different Lives PBS Asks: Are Baton Rouge Schools 'Separate And Unequal'? We Look At North Texas http://keranews.org/post/pbs-asks-are-baton-rouge-schools-separate-and-unequal-we-look-north-texas <p>Six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court said racially divided schools were unconstitutional, a curious thing has happened. Many school systems are more segregated than ever, but in a completely different way.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tonight, PBS Frontline takes a look at this phenomenon in Baton Rouge, La., in a documentary called <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/separate-and-unequal/">Separate and Unequal</a>. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What about the numbers in North Texas?</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Bill Zeeble 52550 at http://keranews.org PBS Asks: Are Baton Rouge Schools 'Separate And Unequal'? We Look At North Texas DART's Direct DFW Rail Line Makes Preview Run http://keranews.org/post/darts-direct-dfw-rail-line-makes-preview-run <p>Next month, North Texas travelers will have a whole new commuting option in and out of DFW Airport. DART’s Orange Line will run directly to the airport beginning mid-August. &nbsp;DART offered a first ride on the new line this morning.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:07:39 +0000 Bill Zeeble 52306 at http://keranews.org DART's Direct DFW Rail Line Makes Preview Run Watch DART Train Roll Into New D/FW Airport Station (Video) http://keranews.org/post/watch-dart-train-roll-new-dfw-airport-station-video <p>DART trains will soon be arriving at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The train service starts Aug. 18.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:11:37 +0000 Eric Aasen & Bill Zeeble 52281 at http://keranews.org Watch DART Train Roll Into New D/FW Airport Station (Video)