Education http://keranews.org en Young Mariachis Learn To Sing And Play From The Pros At Summer Camp http://keranews.org/post/young-mariachis-learn-sing-and-play-pros-summer-camp <p>Mariachi music has a long history, dating back to 18<sup>th</sup> century Mexico. How do you get the younger generation interested in this old tradition of guitar strumming, violin playing and passionate singing? We checked out a <a href="http://news.unt.edu/news-releases/young-mariachis-learn-grammy-nominated-musicians-unt-mariachi-aguilitas-summer-camp" target="_blank">mariachi summer camp for middle and high school</a> kids at the University of North Texas at Denton.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:56:41 +0000 Stella M. Chávez 53099 at http://keranews.org Young Mariachis Learn To Sing And Play From The Pros At Summer Camp 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 Pilot Project Will Teach Fort Worth Pre-K Kids How To Tackle Stress http://keranews.org/post/pilot-project-will-teach-fort-worth-pre-k-kids-how-tackle-stress <p>Here’s a question. Do you know the difference between your amygdala and the hippocampus? There’s a group of 3 year olds in Oak Cliff who do. And soon, pre-K children in Fort Worth may know, too. <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.fwisd.org/pages/FWISD/News/Momentous_Institute_and_FWISD_" target="_blank">The district</a> is teaming up with <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.salesmanshipclub.org/youth-family-centers/" target="_blank">Momentous Institute</a> in a new partnership aimed at teaching young children how to take care of their social and emotional health.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:47:33 +0000 Stella M. Chávez 52933 at http://keranews.org Pilot Project Will Teach Fort Worth Pre-K Kids How To Tackle Stress 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 Dallas School Home-Rule Commission Holds First Meeting http://keranews.org/post/dallas-school-home-rule-commission-holds-first-meeting <p>The 15-member Dallas school home-rule commission met for the first time Monday. Its job is to rewrite the Dallas school district’s rules that could change how it operates.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:13:15 +0000 Bill Zeeble 52177 at http://keranews.org Dallas School Home-Rule Commission Holds First Meeting UT President Bill Powers Proposes 'Graceful' Exit http://keranews.org/post/ut-president-bill-powers-proposes-graceful-exit <div><p>Embattled University of Texas President Bill Powers says he's willing to make a "graceful" exit in 2015 instead of the abrupt departure demanded by the University of Texas System chancellor.</p></div><div> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:24:28 +0000 Associated Press 52144 at http://keranews.org UT President Bill Powers Proposes 'Graceful' Exit Learning-Disabled Siblings Graduate Thanks To Online Classes http://keranews.org/post/learning-disabled-siblings-graduate-thanks-online-classes <p>A brother and sister in their 20s finished high school last month in Richardson even though learning disabilities slowed them down. They got high school degrees by taking online classes at home.</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:17:25 +0000 Bill Zeeble 51677 at http://keranews.org Learning-Disabled Siblings Graduate Thanks To Online Classes