Texas Homeless Education Office Study Ties Student Homelessness To Poor Health, Academic Performance By Bill Zeeble • Mar 13, 2017 Lara Solt / KERA News special contributor Texas ranks third in the country for the highest number of homeless students in public schools, and research suggests these kids fall behind academically because they’re prone to more health problems. KERA News Wins 24 Awards In 2015, Including 7 National Honors By KERA News • Oct 21, 2015 KERA News KERA News won a total of 24 awards in 2015. Seven of those were national honors -- including the George Foster Peabody Award, broadcasting's highest honor. KERA was part of NPR's Peabody-winning Ebola coverage. How Homelessness Affects Texas Kids By Krystina Martinez & Rick Holter • May 22, 2015 Lara Solt / KERA News Special Contributor About 111,000 kids in Texas are considered homeless. They stay in shelters, couch-surf with friends or family, or even live on the street.