Bill Zeeble http://keranews.org en Dallas Is Both A Basketball And Hockey Playoff Town (For Now) http://keranews.org/post/dallas-both-basketball-and-hockey-playoff-town-now <p>For the first time since 2008, Dallas is a basketball -- and hockey -- playoff town.</p><p>The Dallas Stars started their first postseason run in six years Wednesday night against the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks in California. (The Ducks defeated the Stars in the first game, 4-3. <a href="http://stars.nhl.com/club/schedule.htm">Game 2 is 9 p.m. Friday in California.</a>)</p><p>Their basketball brethren, the Dallas Mavericks, are harboring some long-shot dreams, too: They start the NBA playoffs this weekend, their first postseason appearance since 2012.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:48:18 +0000 Bill Zeeble & Eric Aasen 48136 at http://keranews.org Dallas Is Both A Basketball And Hockey Playoff Town (For Now) Dallas City Council Gets An Educational Lesson On Home-Rule School Proposal http://keranews.org/post/dallas-city-council-gets-educational-lesson-home-rule-school-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dallas school administrators and board members met at Dallas City Hall Wednesday to discuss the home-rule proposal that could change the way the </span>DISD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is run and governed. Despite the mayor’s support of home-rule, City Council members want more information.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:21:28 +0000 Bill Zeeble 48103 at http://keranews.org Dallas City Council Gets An Educational Lesson On Home-Rule School Proposal In Dallas Home-Rule School Debate, Supporters And Opponents Agree On A Few Things http://keranews.org/post/dallas-home-rule-school-debate-supporters-and-opponents-agree-few-things <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A day before the Dallas City Council dives into the “home-rule” debate over remaking the city’s school system, supporters &nbsp;issued their first four concrete recommendations today. And a key opponent announced an organizing meeting, in part to show that the opposition is multiracial.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:54:43 +0000 Bill Zeeble 48050 at http://keranews.org In Dallas Home-Rule School Debate, Supporters And Opponents Agree On A Few Things Class Of '17: This High Schooler Hopes To Graduate Early http://keranews.org/post/class-17-high-schooler-hopes-graduate-early <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kelli </span>Bowdy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, one of the students we’re following in our Class of '17 series, is almost through her freshman year at Fort Worth’s O.D. Wyatt High School. She’s even thinking about graduating early. Nationwide, only 3 percent of high school kids manage that. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Bill Zeeble 47997 at http://keranews.org Class Of '17: This High Schooler Hopes To Graduate Early UNT-Dallas Inaugurates President Ronald Brown http://keranews.org/post/unt-dallas-inaugurates-president-ronald-brown <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Friday, for the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> second time in its 14-year history, the University of North Texas at Dallas inaugurated a president. Dignitaries welcomed Ronald Brown on the south Dallas campus.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:05:59 +0000 Bill Zeeble 47883 at http://keranews.org UNT-Dallas Inaugurates President Ronald Brown How To Reduce Dropouts? It's All About Building Relationships, Education Expert Says http://keranews.org/post/how-reduce-dropouts-its-all-about-building-relationships-education-expert-says <p>The Texas Education Agency says there’s only one program with meaningful effects on reducing dropouts, and it’s Community In Schools. That was reason enough for the Tarrant County branch to bring its founder Bill Milliken to town. He talked to a Fort Worth lunch crowd organized for CIS volunteers and donors.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:42:21 +0000 Bill Zeeble 47830 at http://keranews.org How To Reduce Dropouts? It's All About Building Relationships, Education Expert Says Mesquite School And Dallas Chamber Symphony Team Up For Unique Classroom Experience http://keranews.org/post/mesquite-school-and-dallas-chamber-symphony-team-unique-classroom-experience <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The elementary school field trip to a concert hall is one thing. But in Mesquite, concert hall musicians head to the school. They also visit by iPad. It’s part of an unusual, experimental program that combines personal and virtual school visits with digital and interactive lessons.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:17:49 +0000 Bill Zeeble 47703 at http://keranews.org Mesquite School And Dallas Chamber Symphony Team Up For Unique Classroom Experience Dallas School Board Members Square Off At Home-Rule Meeting http://keranews.org/post/dallas-school-board-members-square-home-rule-meeting <p>Two Dallas school board members disagreed over whether they’re doing enough for student education. Mike Morath and Bernadette Nutall faced off at a meeting on home-rule Monday night.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:32:10 +0000 Bill Zeeble 47650 at http://keranews.org Dallas School Board Members Square Off At Home-Rule Meeting Both Sides In Controversial Home-Rule School Proposal Promise Passionate Talk Tonight http://keranews.org/post/both-sides-controversial-home-rule-school-proposal-promise-passionate-talk-tonight <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Opponents and supporters are rallying their troops for a meeting Monday night about the home-rule effort to remake the Dallas school system. T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he showdown is planned to take place at a South Dallas church.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Bill Zeeble 47587 at http://keranews.org Both Sides In Controversial Home-Rule School Proposal Promise Passionate Talk Tonight Dallas County Schools' 'Bus Of The Future' Features 'Pedophile Cam,' Thumbprint Scanner http://keranews.org/post/dallas-county-schools-bus-future-features-pedophile-cam-thumbprint-scanner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The school bus of the future is here for kids in Dallas County Schools. At first glance, you may notice nothing new. But there are security cameras inside and out, a GPS tracker and alerts, seatbelts -- and even a thumbprint ID scanner.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:45:00 +0000 Bill Zeeble 47427 at http://keranews.org Dallas County Schools' 'Bus Of The Future' Features 'Pedophile Cam,' Thumbprint Scanner