Education http://keranews.org en 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 Battle For Governor Shines A Light On Pre-K http://keranews.org/post/battle-governor-shines-light-pre-k <p>Dallas and Fort Worth school districts are ramping up efforts to enroll more eligible children in pre-kindergarten.&nbsp; The push comes as gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis spar over who has a better plan for early education.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the pre-kindergarten class at </span><a href="http://www.goodstreetcc.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dallas’ Good Street Learning Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, it might seem like the 4-year-olds keeping time with rhythm sticks are just playing a game.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:16:29 +0000 Shelley Kofler 47799 at http://keranews.org Battle For Governor Shines A Light On Pre-K Garland ISD Accuses Former Official Of Profiting From Foreign Teacher Visa Program http://keranews.org/post/garland-isd-accuses-former-official-profiting-foreign-teacher-visa-program <p>More than 600 teachers on H1-B visas were hired to work in the Garland school district during a 10-year period. In that time, the district says the former head of human resources, Victor Leos, pocketed fees and took numerous all-expenses paid recruiting trips to the Philippines.</p><p>District officials and a law firm working with the district revealed those findings Tuesday. <a href="http://keranews.org/post/their-visas-expire-nearly-two-dozen-garland-teachers-face-deportation">Some of the teachers who were recruited face deportation when their visas expire in a few months.</a></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:56:19 +0000 Stella M. Chávez 47730 at http://keranews.org Garland ISD Accuses Former Official Of Profiting From Foreign Teacher Visa Program 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