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This holiday weekend, high school kids across the country will be bringing their phones to family dinners. Not just to text their friends, though – they’ll be interviewing family members, StoryCorps-style. It’s a project called “The Great Thanksgiving Listen,” and it’s being done through the free StoryCorps app. One North Texas class lining up its questions.  

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Black and Latino students in Dallas high schools pass the Advanced Placement exams at the highest rate in the country. The story of how Dallas became the national leader in getting underrepresented minorities to pass these classes is a bright spot for the urban school district. 

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Texas is limiting the influence of a new national Advanced Placement U.S. History course and exam amid conservative complaints that they're rife with anti-American bias.

In its fourth annual AP®  District Honor Roll from the College Board, 14 Texas school districts joined the national list of 477 U.S. and Canadian districts earning the honor.

And among those, six are in North Texas.

They include Carroll, Coppell, Frisco, Irving, Mesquite, and Plano.

What’s it take to make the list? The TEA puts it this way:

Inclusion on the fourth Annual AP District Honor Roll is based on the examination of three years of AP data, from 2011 to 2013, for the following criteria. Districts must:

The College Board is keeping up with the digital times. Beginning today, high school students can look up their scores on Advanced Placement exams online instead of waiting for them to come in the mail.