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Top Stories: Social And Emotional Learning; State Fair Food Semifinalists

Jul 28, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The Dallas school district and the education nonprofit Big Thought will receive a four-year grant as part of a program to teach kids social and emotional learning skills.

Dallas is one of six U.S. cities taking part in this initiative, which will be in seven pilot schools this fall.

The Wallace Foundation awarded the grant and plans to give as much as $1.5 million dollars to Dallas ISD and Big Thought in the program's first year.

Other stories this morning:

  • Today in our Friday Conversation, you’ll hear from Nicole Lynn Perry, who served five years as a male Marine. She transitioned after she left the service in 2013, and today, works for a nonprofit called A Nu Trans Movement.
  • The State Fair of Texas released its list of 30 semifinalists for the 13th annual Big Tex Choice Awards. Here’s what you could be eating.

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