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Working parents face a challenge when it’s time to find affordable child care over the summer.

No-cost and low-cost camps in North Texas can be tough to track down —and fill up quickly.

Commentary: Leaders Vs. Bosses

Jul 16, 2015
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Commentator William Holston recently turned 59 years old. During that time, he’s married, raised children and practiced law. Now, as head of the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Holston wants to focus on another goal: becoming a great leader.

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Nearly 300 women from North America are in Dallas for the United Way Women’s Leadership Summit. They’re discussing a range of topics, such as making the organization more diverse, embracing new technology, and tackling human trafficking.

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A decade ago, about 600 Chinese students attended high school in the United States. Today, there are more than 38,000. For many, it’s their first time away from home and their first time in new country. Meet one teen who’s making the transition at a school in Garland. It's the focus of the latest installment in a KERA American Graduate series called Generation One.

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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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Keeping kids focused on school is a challenge for any educator. Getting them to reach higher is even more challenging. As part of our Class of '17 series, we take a look at how a local law firm created an unusual alliance between private and public schools.

Ronald Heifetz has been a professor of public leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School for three decades, teaching classes that have included aspiring business leaders and budding heads of state. Each year, he says, the students start his course thinking they'll learn the answer to one question:

As leaders, how can they get others to follow them?

Heifetz says that whole approach is wrong.

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David Marquis has spent nearly 40 years writing and performing three installments of his one-man play ‘I Am A Teacher.’ He draws from that experience in the classroom, diving into education issues that are as relevant today as when he wrote part one in 1976. The three plays will be performed as a trilogy for the first time this weekend at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary in Dallas.

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A lot of non-profits preach music education for kids, but a local jazz legend is keeping his simple.

Every year, Freddie Jones hands out about a dozen trumpets to young people with a little talent and a lot of drive. But once the instrument changes hands, the work’s just starting.

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The Dallas School Board has adopted a $1.2 billion budget that leaves intact some of the superintendent’s controversial projects despite attempts to de-fund them. The budget will also cover a 2 percent pay raise for teachers and support staff.

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Members of the Dallas School District’s first-ever “Fellows Academy” just graduated. The Academy was created by Superintendent Mike Miles to custom- train future principals. It is focused on helping principals become better leaders.

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The Boy Scouts of America, with national headquarters in Irving,  is proposing an end to its longstanding ban on gay scouts. It would however maintain a ban on  gay/lesbian adult  scout leaders.