The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Preliminary results are out from this spring's STAAR tests. According to The Dallas Morning News, fifth- and eighth-graders in Texas made improvements at every performance level in the math section.
However, reading results were mixed. While fifth-graders made improvements, eighth-grade scores were flat. Fifth- and eighth-grade students must pass the reading and math tests to be automatically promoted to the next grade. Those who failed get two more chances on the tests.
Other stories this morning:
- The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of a Tarrant County man.
- Dallas-based AT&T says it cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's team regarding its payments to the company of President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen.
- A new documentary about Bone Thugs-N-Harmony screens this afternoon at the Dallas International Film Festival.
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