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Education
7:06 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Following Financial Scandal, New UNT President Promises Solid Fiscal Footing

UNT President Neal Smatresk addressing faculty, staff, students, guests and visitors at his, and the school's, first ever state of the university address.
University of North Texas

The rookie University of North Texas president gave the school’s first ever State of the University speech on Wednesday, and immediately tackled the budget problems.  

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Education
1:42 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Texas Board Of Education Places Limits On New AP History Course And Exam

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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.

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Education
6:27 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Dallas ISD Needs A 'Transformation,' Superintendent Says

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles delivered an upbeat state of the school district speech in front of several hundred Dallas Chamber of Commerce members.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

It was a different -- and upbeat -- Superintendent Mike Miles who praised the Dallas school district’s recent gains. Just a year ago, he almost got fired. On Tuesday, he delivered his state of the district speech.

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Education
5:30 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Dallas ISD Superintendent Expected To Give Upbeat State Of District Address

DISD Superintendent Mike Miles
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles is expected to take credit for rising graduation rates and a new teacher evaluation system when he gives his State of the District address today. Critics are skeptical.

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Education
7:00 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Let The Kids Sleep! They're Moody and Impulsive Enough Already

Flickr/planetchopstick

The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that middle schools and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Seniors at Dubiski Career High School in Grand Prairie, participants of the KERA Yearbook Project, had a lot to say about how hard it is to get enough sleep as a teenager.

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Education
10:22 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Vegan, Gluten-Free And Hormone-Free, SMU Enters Dining Hall Arms Race

SMU's new Arnold Dining Commons
Courtesy of Southern Methodist University, Kim Leeson

SMU and the University of Texas at Dallas have opened new dining halls this fall. These state-of-the-art kitchens offer vegan, gluten-free, and sophisticated foods to students. 

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Education
10:22 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Take This Photo Tour Of SMU's Swanky Dining Hall (Warning: You'll Get Hungry)

Courtesy of Southern Methodist University, Kim Leeson

 

Now serving thousands of meals a day to young foodies, the new Arnold Dining Commons at Southern Methodist University is a leap forward from the college dorm cafeterias of yesterday. 

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Study Up For 'Think'
11:27 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Female Spies Of The Civil War

Belle Boyd worked as a spy for the Confederacy. She was notorious for shooting a Union soldier in her own home.
Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis are some of the more prominent names in American Civil War history. Yet, it wasn’t an all-boys club on the war front. There were other heroes – in this case, heroines – who were moving chess pieces on both sides of the war.

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Education
5:33 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

These North Texas High School Students Discovered New Stars

Jason Barton and Dominik Fritz discovered five new stars over the summer. Both students want to pursue science, in some form, as a career.
Courtney Collins KERA News

Instead of a summer job at the mall, two North Texas high schoolers spent their time off with a telescope. And it was time well spent.

For these astrophysicists-in-training, stargazing over the summer led to five unusual discoveries: new stars.

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Education
6:00 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Fort Worth Students Sound Off: When Police Are Not A Reassuring Presence

Jacob Hurtado and Edgar Ambriz
Christina Ulsh

Where does the deep mistrust of police in minority communities come from? As part of our new KERA Yearbook project, we asked four black and Latino teenagers to share their perceptions of the police in their neighborhoods and school.

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