The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath visited Dallas Wednesday to give a progress report on the state's public schools.
Morath told attendees at the Hilton Anatole that the state’s graduation rate – at 89 percent – is the highest Texas has had. Still, only 40 percent of students are meeting grade level expectations on the STAAR tests.
Other stories this morning:
- Filmmakers from around the world will share tips of their trade at a conference in Fort Worth this weekend.
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