Education http://keranews.org en Skylar Tibbits, Young Tech Whiz, Inspires Dallas Students With 'Self-Assembly' And 4-D Printing http://keranews.org/post/skylar-tibbits-young-tech-whiz-inspires-dallas-students-self-assembly-and-4-d-printing <div><p>Tech whiz Skylar Tibbits is an artist, architect and professor at MIT with his own lab. And he just turned 29.</p><p>Tibbits has grabbed global interest with his research into “self-assembly.” That’s where man-made objects build themselves. This stuff is catnip for college STEM students -- and Tibbits was in Dallas recently to talk with some of them.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:45:00 +0000 Bill Zeeble 48301 at http://keranews.org Skylar Tibbits, Young Tech Whiz, Inspires Dallas Students With 'Self-Assembly' And 4-D Printing Texas Students Choose Career Paths In The Eighth Grade, And That's Creating Anxiety http://keranews.org/post/texas-students-choose-career-paths-eighth-grade-and-thats-creating-anxiety <p>A new Texas law requires public school students to decide a career track in eighth grade. It’s a sea change with challenges for schools -- and some anxiety for kids.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:51:19 +0000 Shelley Kofler 48223 at http://keranews.org Texas Students Choose Career Paths In The Eighth Grade, And That's Creating Anxiety Teachers On The Edge: Visa Problems Plague School Districts Around The Country http://keranews.org/post/teachers-edge-visa-problems-plague-school-districts-around-country <p></p><p>In Garland, two dozen teachers are still in limbo. Recruited from other countries, they’re on the verge of losing their jobs and being deported when their H1-B visas expire. They're not alone. School systems and teachers across the country – and just down the highway in Dallas – are dealing with similar visa problems.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:38:35 +0000 Stella M. Chávez 48303 at http://keranews.org Teachers On The Edge: Visa Problems Plague School Districts Around The Country 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 UNT-Dallas President Hopes To Set His Urban University Apart http://keranews.org/post/unt-dallas-president-hopes-set-his-urban-university-apart <p>The second president at the University of North Texas at Dallas says his priorities include keeping tuition low and forging a relationship with employers who will help train students for high-demand jobs. &nbsp;</p><p>President Ronald Brown talked with KERA's Shelley Kofler prior to giving his inaugural speech on Friday.</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:00:58 +0000 Shelley Kofler 47882 at http://keranews.org UNT-Dallas President Hopes To Set His Urban University Apart Class of '17: Dealing With Depression, And Finding An Outlet http://keranews.org/post/class-17-dealing-depression-and-finding-outlet <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One in 10 adolescents suffers from depression by age 18. It’s something that one of the members of</span><a data-mce-="" href="http://education.kera.org/tag/class-of-17-2/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> KERA's Class of '17 </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is wrestling with. The series is part of a nationwide public broadcasting initiative called </span><a href="http://www.kera.org/graduate/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">American Graduate</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This week, we check back in with Cedar Hill ninth grader </span><a data-mce-="" href="http://education.kera.org/meet-the-class-of-17-determined-not-to-stay-on-the-sidelines/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Phantasia Chavers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 03:59:22 +0000 Stella M. Chávez 47800 at http://keranews.org Class of '17: Dealing With Depression, And Finding An Outlet 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