The top local stories this morning from KERA News:
The mayor of Dallas says the southern sector appears headed in the right direction.
Mike Rawlings's GrowSouth initiative has spent six years trying to jump-start growth in that area.
His annual report Thursday pointed to some promising numbers: A 7 percent increase in population, per capita income and real estate values are up, and median home sales have increased 146 percent.
Other stories this morning:
- In our Friday Conversation, the Accelerating Campus Excellence (ACE) model has been touted for turning around six failing schools in Dallas, but is it a solution for the rest of the state’s failing schools?
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