KERA

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KERA 13 and KERA 90.1 are the public radio and television stations for North Texas, touching the lives of 3.2 million viewers and listeners every week.

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Caption: Desmond Davis, Credit: Ginny Martin
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For many teens, graduating from high school is tough enough. Try doing all that reading, homework and studying when you don't have a place to live. Meet some of these students in North Texas - and the people who are helping them out.

  • From: KERA
  • Updated: Jul 02, 2015
Caption: Senior Walk, Credit: Duncanville High School Archives
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Public schools in North Texas have experienced several demographic shifts over the past half-century. From integration and white flight to immigration and charter schools, the educational landscape has been reshaped.

  • From: KERA
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2017
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In a series called "The First Week," KERA reporters listened in on conversations students, parents, educators and police officers engaged in after a summer of racial turmoil in the U.S. and police shootings in Dallas.

  • From: KERA
  • Updated: Dec 07, 2016
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Five years ago, we met a group of North Texas eighth graders from different schools with different lives. As senior year winds down, we check in with members of the Class of 2017 before they graduate.

  • From: KERA
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2017
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In Texas, one in three children has a parent who's an immigrant -- or they're immigrants themselves. They have to learn a new language, adapt to a different culture and try to fit into a community that may not embrace newcomers. KERA's Stella M. Chavez follows these first-generation Texans and the educators weaving them into the American tapestry. It's all part of KERA's American Graduate initiative.The series includes a one-hour radio special with Ms. Chavez, hosted by KERA's Krys Boyd.

  • From: KERA
  • Updated: Apr 13, 2015
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42 Pieces

Charting the journey from childhood to graduation

  • From: KERA
  • Updated: Dec 08, 2016
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Students from high schools across North Texas are featured in a new series, KERA Yearbook: An American Graduate Project. These stories cover a variety of topics including: testing, bullying, financial aid, truancy, sports, etc.

  • From: KERA
  • Updated: Apr 20, 2015
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A series of 6 one-hour interviews with internationally acclaimed authors

  • From: KERA
  • Updated: Apr 11, 2006

Latest Pieces

Caption: Julian Vasquez Heilig, Credit: Courtesy photo
Julian Vasquez Heilig has spent years studying how schools educate immigrants. He's a professor at California State University, Sacramento. He prev...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 03:22
Caption: Niuying Cao and other students from the International Leadership School of Texas, Credit: Christina Ulsh
A decade ago, about 600 Chinese students attended high school in the United States. Today, there are more than 38,000. For many, this is their firs...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:47
Caption: Brianna, a student in Martin's class, Credit: Mark Birnbaum
In recent decades, demographic changes have transformed school districts in North Texas. Schools have also transformed the way they teach English -...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:22
Caption: Dilcia M Asencio Mazariegos, Credit: Christina Ulsh/KERA News
Dilcia M Ascencio Mazariegos can relate to many of the Central American kids coming to Texas. In her case, she wasn't escaping gang violence. The b...

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 04:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Generation One, part of KERA's American Graduate initiative, looks at the challenges faced by immigrant children. This hour, Krys Boyd talks to a p...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 48:36
Caption: Polytechnic High School students, Credit: Christina Ulsh
Teenagers are heavy users of social media that keeps their thoughts, actions, and whereabouts private, a stark reversal from five years ago when th...

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 02:49
  • Purchases: 1
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Here’s a question. Do you know the difference between your amygdala and the hippocampus? There’s a group of 3 year olds in Oak Cliff who do.

  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 03:07
Caption: Ayuntamiento de Fuenlabrada, Credit: Flickr
Research shows that the summer break takes a toll on learning. Either kids aren't doing much of it at home or they don't have access to education p...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Brandy Salmeron and her dad
Immigration is transforming Texas and its big city suburbs. Take the Grapevine-Colleyville school district, which in the last decade has seen its o...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 05:03
Caption: David Kapuku
David Kapuku enrolled at Conrad High School two weeks after arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2013. He and his siblings say those f...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:59