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Top Stories: Senator Huffines Slams School Bus Agency; Working On Those Middle Skills

Feb 28, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

State Senator Don Huffines filed legislation to gut a group called Dallas County Schools. KERA’s Krystina Martinez reports, that the agency provides transportation services to several North Texas school districts. 

Other stories this evening:

  • During his press conference about Dallas County Schools, State Senator Don Huffines apologized for a heated exchange with students from the Richardson school district. The Dallas Republican spoke yesterday with students about school vouchers – an effort that would give families state money to help pay for private schools.
  • To ensure the security of the country, presidents regularly have to keep some information from the public. Today on Think, Krys Boyd talked with Mary Graham of Harvard’s Transparency Policy Project about how the digital age has changed the way modern presidents keep secrets. 

  • As part of KERA’s One Crisis Away project, which explores life on the financial edge, Courtney Collins reports on a slice of the job market that always has openings. They are trades like electrician or dental hygienist—things that require training after high school but not a four year degree. As Collins reports, getting certified doesn’t cost much or take much time—and the pay waiting on the other side can be hefty.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.