Education

KERA's Class Of '17
12:20 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

The Pricey Game Of Youth Sports: Using A Private Coach To Boost Hoop Dreams

Ricky Rijos takes a break from the group session with private coach Tyler Relph, at the Sportsplex on Valley View
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Ricky Rijos is ratcheting up his hoop dreams. Ricky, who’s a member of KERA’s Class of ’17, has left one private basketball coach for a new, pricier one – whose clients include NBA and top college players. 

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Education
3:55 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

For UNT Quintuplets, It's College Times Five

From left, Enna and Maria look on as Emilio, George and John Diaz move into their dorm room at the University of North Texas.
Gary Payne University of North Texas

More than 4,000 students arrived at the University of North Texas this week before classes begin, and said their goodbyes to proud and nervous parents. Five of those kids belong to one couple from Keller.

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Education
4:26 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Irving School District Violates Voting Rights Act, Judge Rules

The Irving ISD school board during a 2013 meeting.
Credit Bill Zeeble / KERA News

A federal court has determined that the Irving school district denies Hispanic residents an equal opportunity to vote and elect candidates of their choice.

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Education
4:06 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Dallas ISD's Madison High Stripped Of Two State Basketball Titles

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The governing body for high school sports in Texas has announced that a Dallas school is being stripped of its two Class 3A state basketball titles because of an ineligible player.

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Education
5:12 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Think: The Plight Of The Principal

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One of every five new school principals leaves the job within two years. Thursday on Think, Krys Boyd talked to two former principals who are now at SMU about why burnout is so high.

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Education
2:11 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Class of '17: Chinese Students Will Study And Live At Garland Charter School Campus

Arron Cao and Sam Wang just arrived from Shanghai, China and will be attending high school at International Leadership of Texas, a Garland charter school.
Stella M. Chávez KERA News

The first day of school is a week and a half away, and 20 new students who just arrived from China are already settling in at International Leadership of Texas. Each kid will be assigned a student mentor at the Garland charter school. One of those mentors is a member of KERA’s Class of ’17 project.

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Education
8:14 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

This Graduation Will Be On Time: Learning To Fix The World's Priciest Watches

All 6 students successfully completed their 2-year course work and graduated from the Swiss watch-making school in Fort Worth.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Yes, there’s TCU and Texas Wesleyan. But Fort Worth is also home to one school without peer: a world-class institution that teaches a handful of select students how to repair the world’s most expensive watches. Meet the Class of 2014, which graduates Wednesday.

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Education
8:19 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Some North Texas Winners, Losers In TEA Annual Ratings

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More Dallas ISD schools need improvement compared to last year, while Duncanville ISD met the state’s minimum standards, which it didn’t a year ago. We sift through more annual school ratings, out today from the Texas Education Agency.

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Education
12:25 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

North Texas School Districts Receive College Readiness Distinction

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The Texas Education Agency has just released its 2014 accountability ratings for schools, and several North Texas school districts received a distinction designation for post-secondary readiness.

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Education
5:45 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

The Clock's Ticking For School Immunizations

6 year-old Stacie Guice(l), mom Dawn Guice, and 4 year-old Makayla awaiting immunization shots at Dallas County's Health And Human Services clinic
Bill Zeeble KERA News

With public school starting in a little more than two weeks, county health departments are seeing more and more families packing their clinics to get kids’ shots.

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