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Education
6:20 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

UNT Students Show Denton High Schoolers How To Get To College

Elia Alducin-Garcia, UNT master's student, mentored students at Guyer High School on how they can prepare for college
Dianna Douglas

Administrators at Guyer High School in Denton County got tired of seeing immigrant kids miss out on college. The school started a new mentoring program with the University of North Texas to bring college students to campus in the hopes that college will seem a little less far away. 

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Education
8:21 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Deadline Looms For Dallas ISD's Teacher Evaluation Plan

Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles says he wants to reward teachers based on outstanding performance.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Dallas teachers are nearing a key deadline in the evaluation system that Superintendent Mike Miles introduced this fall. He wants to reward teachers based on outstanding performance, not years served or advanced college degrees. That’s raised hackles among teacher organizations.

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Education
6:20 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

High Schoolers Interview Their Relatives To Draw Out Family Histories

Students in Heather Mackenzie's journalism class at H. Grady Spruce High School
Dianna Douglas

Journalism students at H. Grady Spruce High School in East Dallas recently got a challenging assignment: interview family members and turn their memories into news stories. Most of the stories were news to the students, many of whom are children of immigrants.

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Education
12:40 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

At This Fort Worth High School, Classes Last 90 Minutes

Edgar Delgado is at O.D. Wyatt High in Fort Worth, which uses block scheduling. Most core courses are held every other day, when more time is spent per class. Only one other Fort Worth high school uses the block schedule.
Bill Zeeble KERA News

Block schedule classes run like the multi-hour science labs you might recall from high school or college. Some schools use them. Many don’t. As part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, here’s a look at the difference a schedule can make.

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Education
11:36 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Feds Say SMU Violated Title IX Law On Sexual Assault, Harassment

Southern Methodist University has agreed to provide a safer environment for students who allege sexual assault or other gender-based violence.

Southern Methodist University has agreed to provide a safer environment for students who allege sexual assault or other gender-based violence.

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American Graduate
6:20 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Executive Order On Immigration Boosts And Disappoints Texas Teens

From left: Misael Sanchez, John Zaldivar and Viridiana Gonzales at Polytechnic High School in Fort Worth.
Christina Ulsh KERA News

When President Obama told the government last month to stop deporting immigrants whose children are American citizens, half a million parents in Texas were suddenly eligible, according to the Migration Policy Institute.

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American Graduate
11:25 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

'Generation One': Helping Kids Learn English -- And Spanish, Too

Inside Teresa Martin's dual language kindergarten class at Bowie Elementary in Grand Prairie ISD.
Mark Birnbaum KERA

North Texas schools have transformed the way they teach English – by teaching Spanish, too. 

Dual language programs are the focus of the latest installment in a KERA American Graduate series called Generation One.

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Education
8:40 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Tarleton State University To Build Fort Worth Campus By Fall 2017

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price poses with Tarleton State University officials, who announced plans to build a campus along the Chisholm Trail Parkway.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

Get ready for more purple and white in Fort Worth.

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Education
12:04 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Hoping To Boost Student Life, SMU Brings Sophomores On Campus

Students at the new Arnold Dining Commons at SMU.
Laura O. Graham, Courtesy SMU

Sophomores at Southern Methodist University have a new rule this year: they’re required to live on campus along with the freshmen. To make room for all these students, the university has built five new dorms and is renovating more.

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American Graduate
3:35 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

'Generation One': How Schools Can Help Immigrant Students

Students and parents prepared for the first day of school in Vickery Meadow, an immigrant-rich neighborhood in Northeast Dallas.
Christina Ulsh KERA News

What can Texas schools do to help immigrant students? It's the focus of the latest installment in a KERA American Graduate series called Generation One.

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