Education http://keranews.org en The Pricey Game Of Youth Sports: Using A Private Coach To Boost Hoop Dreams http://keranews.org/post/pricey-game-youth-sports-using-private-coach-boost-hoop-dreams <p>Ricky Rijos is ratcheting up his hoop dreams. Ricky, who’s a member of KERA’s Class of ’17, has left one private basketball coach for a new, pricier one – whose clients include NBA and top college players.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:20:30 +0000 Bill Zeeble 54295 at http://keranews.org The Pricey Game Of Youth Sports: Using A Private Coach To Boost Hoop Dreams For UNT Quintuplets, It's College Times Five http://keranews.org/post/unt-quintuplets-its-college-times-five <p>More than 4,000 students arrived at the University of North Texas this week before classes begin, and said their goodbyes to proud and nervous parents. Five of those kids belong to one couple from Keller.</p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:55:06 +0000 Dianna Douglas 54268 at http://keranews.org For UNT Quintuplets, It's College Times Five Irving School District Violates Voting Rights Act, Judge Rules http://keranews.org/post/irving-school-district-violates-voting-rights-act-judge-rules <p>A federal court has determined that the Irving school district denies Hispanic residents an equal opportunity to vote and elect candidates of their choice.</p><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:26:07 +0000 Associated Press & KERA News 54177 at http://keranews.org Irving School District Violates Voting Rights Act, Judge Rules Dallas ISD's Madison High Stripped Of Two State Basketball Titles http://keranews.org/post/dallas-isds-madison-high-stripped-two-state-basketball-titles <p>The governing body for high school sports in Texas has announced that a Dallas school is being stripped of its two Class 3A state basketball titles because of an ineligible player.</p><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:06:29 +0000 Associated Press & KERA News 54174 at http://keranews.org Dallas ISD's Madison High Stripped Of Two State Basketball Titles Think: The Plight Of The Principal http://keranews.org/post/think-plight-principal <p>One of every five new school principals leaves the job within two years. Thursday on <em>Think</em>, Krys Boyd talked to two former principals who are now at SMU about why burnout is so high. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:12:37 +0000 Stephen Becker 54122 at http://keranews.org Think: The Plight Of The Principal Class of '17: Chinese Students Will Study And Live At Garland Charter School Campus http://keranews.org/post/class-17-chinese-students-will-study-and-live-garland-charter-school-campus <p>The first day of school is a week and a half away, and 20 new students who just arrived from China are already settling in at International Leadership of Texas. Each kid will be assigned a student mentor at the Garland charter school. One of those mentors is a member of <a data-mce-="" href="http://education.kera.org/tag/class-of-17-4/" target="_blank">KERA’s Class of ’17 project</a>.</p><p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:11:02 +0000 Stella M. Chávez 54100 at http://keranews.org Class of '17: Chinese Students Will Study And Live At Garland Charter School Campus This Graduation Will Be On Time: Learning To Fix The World's Priciest Watches http://keranews.org/post/graduation-will-be-time-learning-fix-worlds-priciest-watches <p>Yes, there’s TCU and Texas Wesleyan. But Fort Worth is also home to one school without peer: a world-class institution that teaches a handful of select students how to repair the world’s most expensive watches. Meet the Class of 2014, which graduates Wednesday.</p><p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:14:06 +0000 Bill Zeeble 54016 at http://keranews.org This Graduation Will Be On Time: Learning To Fix The World's Priciest Watches Some North Texas Winners, Losers In TEA Annual Ratings http://keranews.org/post/some-north-texas-winners-losers-tea-annual-ratings <p>More Dallas ISD schools need improvement compared to last year, while Duncanville ISD met the state’s minimum standards, which it didn’t a year ago. We sift through more annual school ratings, out today from the Texas Education Agency.</p><p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 01:19:40 +0000 Bill Zeeble 53839 at http://keranews.org Some North Texas Winners, Losers In TEA Annual Ratings North Texas School Districts Receive College Readiness Distinction http://keranews.org/post/north-texas-school-districts-receive-college-readiness-distinction <p>The Texas Education Agency has just released its 2014 accountability ratings for schools, and several North Texas school districts received a distinction designation for post-secondary readiness.</p><p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:25:21 +0000 Krystina Martinez & Bill Zeeble 53800 at http://keranews.org North Texas School Districts Receive College Readiness Distinction The Clock's Ticking For School Immunizations http://keranews.org/post/clocks-ticking-school-immunizations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With public school starting in a little more than two weeks, county health departments are seeing more and more families packing their clinics to get kids’ shots.</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 22:45:30 +0000 Bill Zeeble 53770 at http://keranews.org The Clock's Ticking For School Immunizations